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              Cookie Policy

              Our Web site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our Web site. This helps us provide you with a good experience when you browse our Web site and also allows us to improve our site.

              DWF takes its Data Protection obligations extremely seriously and as a result all of our Web sites require your consent for the use or storage of cookies (or similar technologies) on your computers or mobile device. This cookie policy provides you with clear and comprehensive information about the cookies we use and the purposes for using them.

              What is a cookie?

              A cookie is a small amount of data generated by a website and saved by your web browser. Its purpose is to remember information about you. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our systems will issue and activate cookies as soon as you visit our site.

              DWF only utilises Browser Cookies.

              Browser cookies come in two different flavors: "session" and "persistent."

              • Session cookies are temporary and are deleted when the browser is closed. These cookies allow us to link your actions during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
              • Persistent cookies are designed to store data for an extended period of time, and they are activated each time that you visit the DWF website that created that particular cookie. Each persistent cookie is created with an expiration date, which may be anywhere from a few days to several years in the future. Once the expiration date is reached, the cookie is automatically deleted. Persistent cookies are what allow websites to "remember you" for two weeks, one month, or any other amount of time.

              DWF utilises a mixture of Session and Persistent Cookies. Information on which is found within this policy along with advice and guidance about how delete/remove and deactivate cookies on your web browser.

              What cookies do we use and why?

              DWF only use 'Performance' cookies which collect information about how you use our Web site - e.g. which pages you visit and if you experience any errors. These cookies do not collect any information that could identify you and are only used to help us improve how our Web site works, understand your interests and measure how effective our content is.
              We use performance cookies to support/aid:

              • Web analytics which provide anonymous statistics on how our Web site is used
              • Error management which help us improve the Web site by measuring any errors that occur.

              Many or our Cookies are provided by Third Parties such as Google. However all our suppliers operate under contractual terms and conditions that do not allow the Third Party to user the Cookies for any other purpose than that outlined in this Policy.

              By using DWF websites, you accept the use of 'Performance' cookies. Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the Web site, so if you prevent them we cannot guarantee how our site will perform for you.

              Information about cookies

              Useful information about cookies can be found at: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/

              The Cookies currently in use on DWF sites:

              Cookie Name

              Purpose

              Duration

              Strictly Necessary Y/N

              Domain Source

              Category

              SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL_COOKIE

              DWF utilises cookies provided by a Third Party called Sitecore to track anonymous and known visitors to the website.

              Information captured is fully anonymised but is used to track repeat visits to our website and website browsing preferences to allow us to improve and target our web content.

              While the information captured is anonymised this information can be removed in its entirety by removing/deleting the cookies from your device.

              No personal information is captured.

              Persistent – Active Until Removed

              N

              www.dwf.law and dwf.law

              Performance

              ARRAffinity

              This cookie is set by our websites as they run on the Windows Azure cloud platform. It is used for load balancing to make sure the visitor page requests are routed to the same server in any browsing session.

              No personal information is captured.

              Session – Automatically Deleted at Session Expiry

              Y

              www.dwf.law and dwf.law

              Performance

              ASP.NET_SessionId

              This is a general purpose platform session cookie, used by our websites to maintain an anonymised user session by the server.

              No personal information is captured.

              Session – Automatically Deleted at Session Expiry

              Y

              www.dwf.law and dwf.law

              Performance

              _hjIncludedInSample

              This cookie is associated with the Groups web analytics functionality and services from Hot Jar. It uniquely identifies a visitor during a single browser session and indicates they are included in an audience sample. No personal information is captured.

              Session – Automatically Deleted at Session Expiry

              N

              www.dwf.law and dwf.law

              Performance

              _localStorage

              This stores information about your browsing session on DWF webpages temporarily on DWF Servers. This may include personal information.

              However all such data is automatically deleted upon closure/expiry of your browsing session.

              Session – Automatically Deleted at Session Expiry

              N

              www.dwf.law and dwf.law

              Performance

              _ga – Google analytics

              This cookie is used to distinguish unique users on DWF websites by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.

              2 Years

              N

              www.dwf.law and dwf.law

              Performance

              _gid – Google analytics

              This cookie is used to distinguish unique users on DWF websites by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.

              24 Hours

              N

              www.dwf.law and dwf.law

              Performance

               

              Managing Cookies

              Blocking/Deleting Cookies

              You block cookies by adjusting your browser settings (guidance provided below). Please note however that blocking cookies may mean you are not be able to access all or parts of our site and it may result in elements of our site(s) performing badly.

              Changing your cookie settings

              Please note that internet browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your internet browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful. Otherwise you should use the 'Help' option in your internet browser for more details.

              Can I withdraw my consent?

              If you wish to withdraw your consent at any time, you will need to delete your cookies using your internet browser settings.  For further information about deleting or blocking cookies, please visit: http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=2.

              Your consent

              By continuing to use our Web site you are agreeing to our placing cookies on your computer in order to analyse the way you use our Web site. Please read this cookie policy carefully for more details about the information we collect when you use this site.