Cookies Policy

Brian Watters Solicitors – Privacy Policy

About cookies and how they are used

Cookies are small data files that websites place on your computer or mobile device. They are commonly used by sites to help them work more efficiently and to provide information to the website owners.

When you visit a website the cookies will gather date about how you use the site or, in some cases, allow you to be recognised as an existing user, when you return to the site.

Cookies help the website work in the way that you would expect and provide you with a good user experience. They also enable the website owner to improve the functionality of the site.

Cookies can fall into certain broad categories:

Strictly necessary cookies

These are necessary to make a website work efficiently and to allow visitors to navigate the site properly.

Analytical performance cookies

These count visitor numbers, recognise returning visitors and help website owners understand how visitors move around the website. This helps to improve website mapping so that visitors can find easily the information they are looking for.

Functionality cookies

This type of cookie records the pages visited and the links that have been followed, thereby helping tailor content to user requirements.

The cookies we use

Currently we only use cookies that are necessary for the performance of our website. We do not use targeting cookies.

We use Google Analytics file names: _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz.  These are used to collect information about how visitors use our site.  Reports are compiled showing the number of visitors, where they have come from and the pages they have visited. This information helps us improve the website and is collected anonymously with no personal data being recorded.

Important:  Please be aware that third party service providers may also use cookies. We do not have any control over those.

Session and permanent cookies

We use session cookies, that expire when you leave our website, and also permanent cookies, that recognise you as a returning user the next time you visit our site. This data lets us determine and monitor the percentage of new visitors.

Consent to the use of cookies

By law we must ask website visitors for permission before using cookies.  Please note that if your browser is set to accept cookies and if you continue to use our website, we will take it that you have consented to the use of cookies.

Disabling cookies

If you want to prevent the use of cookies, you should either refrain from using our website or adjust your browser so that it disables them.

You can find out more about how to manage and delete cookies by visiting Cookiepedia

This Cookie Policy should be read alongside our Privacy Policy.