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COOKIES

Our use of cookies

May 2011 saw the EU e-Privacy directive, often referred to as the ‘Cookie Law’ come into effect in the UK. Below we set out our use of cookies on the BMA Law website. A link to this information is shown on the footer of every page of our website.

Cookies are text files of information, downloaded to your computer or mobile device. The information is stored in the form of a small data file written to your hard drive. These contain information which enables us to personalise your use of our website and present you with relevant content.

Access to the secure areas of the website is dependent upon the use of cookies.

Cookies also enable us to analyse and improve the navigation and content of the website. Most browsers allow the user to control the cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them. If you disable cookies on your computer or device, some of the features of our website may be unavailable to you.

At BMA Law our primary use of cookies is to identify which web pages are accessed. This helps us to analyse and improve the navigation and content of the website.

We do this mostly through traffic log cookies and analytics services provided by Google Analytics and Comscore Sitestat.

We also use cookies tracked through Google Analytics to optimise our Google search rankings in order to help users find relevant content.

We have conducted an audit of the cookies used on the BMA Law website using the Attacat cookie audit tool. We browsed a number of pages on the site to build up an accurate list of cookies used.

In most cases we will need your consent in order to use cookies on this website. The exception is where the cookie is essential in order for us to provide you with a service you have requested.

Consent

There is a notice on our home page which describes how we use cookies and which also provides a link to our Website privacy policy. If you use this website after this notification has been displayed to you, we will assume that you consent to our use of cookies for the purposes described in our Website cookie policy and Website privacy policy.

Third-party cookies

We may from time to time work with third-party suppliers who may also set cookies on our website, for example Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Adobe Flashplayer which we use to display video content). These third-party suppliers are responsible for the cookies they set on our site. If you want further information please go to the website for the relevant third party. You will find additional information in the table below.

Cookies used in the BMA Law website

The table below describes the cookies being used in the website now. As the website develops, cookie usage may change and this list will change – we will update this page to include any changes:

Cookie group     Google Analytics

Cookie name     _utma

Description         Used by Google Analytics to identify unique visitors vs. returning visitors

Expiry    2 years

Explanation        Used by most sites – it does not track or store personal data

 

Cookie group     Google Analytics

Cookie name     _utmb

Description         Used by Google Analytics for generally visitor tracking

Expiry    30 minutes

Explanation        Used by most sites – it does not track or store personal data

 

Cookie group     Google Analytics

Cookie name     _utmc

Description         Used by Google Analytics to identify unique visitors vs. returning visitors

Expiry    Not set – cleared on browser close

Explanation        Used by most sites – it does not track or store personal data

 

Cookie group     Google Analytics

Cookie name     _utmz

Description         Used by Google Analytics for tracking source visits (ie where the user came from such as a search engine result, or direct link)

Expiry    6 months

Explanation        Used by most sites – it does not track or store personal data

 

Learn more about Google Analytics cookies

 

Cookie group     comScore Sitestat analytics

Cookie name     S1

Description         Cookie set by Sitestat for the purposes of tracking site usage

Expiry    5 years

Explanation        Used by BMA Law to provide anonymous web usage analytics – it does not track or store personal data

 

Cookie group     Sitecore CMS

Cookie name     ASPNET session id

Description         Session cookie

Expiry    Not set – cleared on browser close

Explanation        Essential – standard part of Sitecore the Content Management System which we use to manage the content and publication of the website – it doesn’t record any specific credentials but helps maintain a user’s session and browsing activity

 

Please note that we do not control the use of third party cookies (such as Google, Twitter and Facebook) – you should check their privacy policies if you have any concerns.

 

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information without first clearly asking for your express permission (we would only do this openly by requesting such information in an online form)
  • Collect any sensitive information (we would only do this openly by requesting such information in an online form)
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties

Information about legislation on cookies

https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisations/documents/1545/cookies_guidance.pdf

Enabling or disabling cookies in your browser

Please note that, if you delete or disable our cookies, you may not be able to access some parts of our website or may lose some of the functionality of the website.

Windows PC

Google Chrome

  • Click on Tools, then Options
  • Click the Under the Bonnet tab, then Privacy section, and choose the Content settings button.
  • Click the Cookie settings tab and choose your preferred settings.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Click on Tools, then Options
  • Select the Privacy icon in the left-hand panel
  • Click on Cookies

Internet Explorer

  • Choose Tools, then Internet Options
  • Click the Privacy tab
  • Move the slider to choose your preferred settings

Opera

  • Choose Tools, then Internet Options
  • Go to Preferences at the bottom of the File menu.
  • Click Privacy and select one of the available options

Safari

  • Choose Tools, then Internet Options
  • Select Security icon
  • Cookie settings are shown in window
  • Choose your preferred settings

Apple Macintosh

Mozilla Firefox

  • Choose Preferences from Firefox menu
  • Select the Privacy
  • Choose ‘Accept cookies from sites’

Opera

  • Choose Preferences from Opera menu
  • Select Privacy
  • Choose your preferred cookies’ settings

Safari

  • Choose Preferences from Safari menu
  • Select Security icon
  • Choose your preferred cookies’ settings

Safari iPad or iPhone

  • Choose Settings
  • Select Safari
  • Choose Accept Cookies and select your preferred option From Visited either Never or Always
  • Note: If you wish to clear cookies select Clear Cookies and Data option

 

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