Cookie Policy

Our website uses cookies which distinguish you from other users and allow us to monitor the use of our website. If you do not accept our use of cookies, please disable them following the guidance below.

For more information about cookies and the type of cookies our website uses, see the frequently asked questions we have prepared below.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file which is generated by a website and stored in a folder on your computer. The cookie stored is unique to your computer.

Why are cookies needed?

Cookies are needed to make websites work better. For example when you add an item to your shopping cart on the Amazon website the contents of the shopping cart are stored in the cookie. Another example would be when you log into a webmail service such as Hotmail or Gmail a cookie is generated that confirms you are logged in. When you log off the cookie is deleted. This means if someone goes back to your webmail address they will not be able to read your emails.

What cookies does BWB Get Legal use?

Bates Wells uses cookies to:

  • Let you do things on the website – for example to log in to secure areas, fill in forms and purchase content.
  • Collect statistics – this enables us to improve the website through analysis of usage patterns. For example to see which pages are the most popular.
  • Improve your experience of the website – for example to prevent you having to re-enter details when you have already done so.
  • Ensure that our website is secure.

Here is some more information on the cookies we use, some of which are strictly necessary in order for you to use the services available on the website:

Google Analytics
Purpose: Performance
Retention period: From session up to two years
Description: We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google. Google Analytics uses cookies that allows us to analyze the use of our website and to compile reports on website activity and internet usage.

Used names:
_ga, _gid, _gat, _gaexp, _utm, __utmc, UTMD_, __utmv, __utmz, _gat_gtag_UA_ID, gadwp_wg_default_view, gadwp_wg_default_swmetric, gadwp_wg_default_metric, gadwp_wg_default_dimension, gadwp_ir_default_dimension, gadwp_ir_default_swmetric, gadwp_ir_default_metric

Google Fonts
Purpose: Display of fonts on our website
Retention period: 365 days
Description: We use the Google Fonts API to display fonts on our website. The Google fonts API requests your IP address when visiting our website.

Used names:
tcb_google_fonts

Complianz
Purpose: Remember the cookie warning choice
Retention period: 365 days
Description: Complianz stores the user preferences for the cookie warning banner

Used names: 
cmplz_all, cmplz_event_xxx, cmplz_stats, cmplz_id, complianz_config, complianz_consent_status, complianz_policy_i


PHP Session ID
Purpose: Storing user data across pages for functional purposes
Retention period: Store data for users to use in the web application
Description: Sessions are a simple way to store data for individual users against a unique session ID. Session IDs are sent to the browser via session cookies and the ID is used to retrieve existing session data

Used names:
PHPSESSID Privacy statement

Do not track
Purpose: Stores cookie consent
Retention period: 365 days
Description: This cookie is placed whenever we detect a ‘do not track me’ signal from your browser and prevents tracking cookies from being placed.

Used names:
dont_track_me

Why do Google need to know about my computer?

Early web traffic analytics used the IP address of a visitor a website however this did not allow for tracking individual visitors where the IP address was the same, for example, computers on a corporate network.

The information generated by Google Analytics cookies will be used by Google to evaluate the use of this website.
Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.

Click here for an overview of privacy at Google – https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

You may opt-out of Google’s analytics cookies by visiting Google’s opt-out page – https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

I still don’t want cookies on my PC – what can I do?

Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default. However, most browsers let you turn off either all or third-party cookies. What you are able to do depends on which browser you are using. If you do not accept our use of cookies as set out above, please set your browser to reject cookies. However, please be aware that this may impair or limit your ability to use the website. The ability to do this is usually found in the options, settings or preferences menu of your browser or mobile device (and we include links for common browsers below).

Click on the links below to find out how to change your cookie settings in:

Internet explorer

Firefox

Chrome

Safari

iPhone and iPad

Samsung