WHAT IS A COOKIE?
Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’).
WHAT IS IN A COOKIE?
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer, tablet or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences, or what’s in your shopping basket.
WHAT IF YOU DON’T WANT COOKIES SET?
Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their computer, tablet or mobile device a bit intrusive, particularly when this information is stored and used by a third party without them knowing. Although this is generally quite harmless you may not, for example, want to see advertising that has been targeted to your interests. If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies (See ‘How you can control cookies’ below), or even to delete cookies that have already been set, but you need to be aware that you might lose some functions of that website if you do.
We don’t sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to the police with a valid court order).
The table below provides more information on the cookies we use, why we use them and how long they last:
|Google Analytics||_utma||2 years||These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.|
|_utmc||at the end of session|
|The Legal Pod cookie consent||Cookie consent||10 years||This cookie records that a user is happy to accept cookies.|
If you wish to control what cookies are set on your device through our website then you can find out how to do this below.
HOW YOU CAN CONTROL COOKIES
Web browser cookies
If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.
Adobe Flash Player Cookies
The Adobe Flash Player is also capable of storing information on your device. However, these cookies cannot be controlled through your web browser. Some web browser manufacturers are developing solutions to allow you to control these through your browser, but at the present time if you wish to restrict or block Flash Cookies then you must do this on the Adobe website.
The use by The Legal Pod of Google Analytics cookies
We collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns by using Google Analytics cookies. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information does not identify visitors or collect any personal details. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our websites. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personal information from any source. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to use it for.
Google Analytics browser Opt-out
Do Not Track (DNT) browser setting
DNT is a feature offered by some browsers which, when enabled, sends a signal to websites to request that your browsing is not tracked, such as by third party ad networks, social networks and analytics companies. This website does not currently respond to DNT requests, however, you may opt-out of tracking on this website, including analytics, by changing your cookie settings.
The Data Protection Officer
The Legal Pod
7 Blackheath Vale
1 December 2014