Cookies Policy

Cookies Policy2018-11-18T19:34:36+00:00

In this Cookies Policy, any use of the words “you”, “yours” or similar expressions shall mean any user of this website whatsoever. Terms such as “we”, “us, “our” or similar expressions shall mean the Ballance and Lowbridge LLP website.

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets us know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

How we use Cookies

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Opting out of Google’s use of cookies can be done by visiting their advertising opt-out page:

http://www.google.com/privacy/ads/

For other third-party vendors you can opt out at: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Cookies on our website are used for a variety of different purposes, but generally speaking their use breaks down into the following categories:

  1. Strictly Necessary Cookies: These are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.
  2. Analytical/Performance Cookies: These allow us to recognise and count the number of users of our website and see how such users navigate through our website. This helps to improve how our website works, for example, by ensuring that users can find what they are looking for easily.
  3. Functionality Cookies: These improve the functional performance of our website and make it easier for you to use. For example, such cookies are used to remember that you have previously visited the website and asked to remain logged in to it.

The following table lists the cookies use on our website:

Managing Cookies

Cookie NameDescriptionPurpose
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These are third party cookies placed by Google that allow us to use the Google Analytics service.These cookies enable us to anonymously track how visitors access and browse our website, thereby enabling us to optimise and improve our service. Further information is available at:
www.google.co.uk/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html
catAccCookiesThis is a first party cookie set by this website to manage user consent to cookies.This cookie is only set once a visitor has accepted our use of cookies and dismissed the cookies notice bar. It does not store any personal data. It expires after one month, after which the cookies notice will be displayed to the visitor again if they revisit this website.

You can manage cookies by activating the setting on your Internet browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.

Please note, if you do turn cookies off, this will limit the service that we are able to provide to you and may affect your user experience.

Changes to our Cookies Policy

Our policies and procedures are under continual review. We may, from time to time, update our cookies policy. Any such changes will be posted on this page.

Contact

Comments and requests regarding this Cookie Policy should be addressed to dave@ballanceandlowbridge.co.uk

This policy was last updated on 18/11/2018