Cookies and Privacy
An HTTP cookie (also called web cookie, Internet cookie, browser cookie or simply cookie), is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in the user’s web browser while the user is browsing. Every time the user loads the website, the browser sends the cookie back to the server to notify the user’s previous activity. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember stateful information (such as items added in the shopping cart in an online store) or to record the user’s browsing activity (including clicking particular buttons, logging in, or recording which pages were visited in the past). Cookies can also store passwords and form content a user has previously entered.
Other kinds of cookies perform essential functions in the modern web. Perhaps most importantly, authentication cookiesare the most common method used by web servers to know whether the user is logged in or not, and which account they are logged in with.
Tracking cookies, and especially third-party tracking cookies, are commonly used as ways to compile long-term records of individuals’ browsing histories – a potential privacy concern that prompted European and U.S. law makers to take action in 2011. European law requires all websites targeting European Union member states gain “informed consent” from users before storing non-essential cookies on their devices.
We use analytic cookies to understand how our site is being used. This measures the number of visitors and tells us how they navigate the site.
Sometimes content is embedded, e.g. video or audio content from websites such as Vimeo and Soundcloud. Pages with embedded content may present cookies from these websites.
Also, if you use one of the share buttons on the website, a cookie may be set by the service you have chosen to share content through.
You can also refuse our use of all cookies, including cookies that are necessary to be remembered by specific services of our website, simply by adjusting your browser settings.
Blocking cookies in specific browsers
- Enable or disable cookies – Accounts Help [Google]
- Block or allow cookies – [Windows – Microsoft]
- Enable and disable cookies that websites use to track your preferences [Firefox]
- Safari web settings on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch [Safari]
- Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On
Information regarding cookie settings on other browsers is easily accessible via a simple web search. If you are having problems however, please contact us.
For general information about cookies and how to disable them, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
We respect your right to privacy.
Any details that you give to us via this website or in any other way may be added to our database. You do not have to give us any personal information in order to use most of this website. However, if you wish to take advantage of some of the more special personalised services that we offer, you will need to provide certain information.
Use of Personal Details
Our database of personal details (however we collect these details) is used by us, and third parties acting on our behalf, for client administration and marketing related purposes.
We may occasionally send you mailings which you have requested or we feel may interest you and/or are relevant to your business. Such mailings may include details of our products and services; newsletters; briefing notes and legal updates; and invitations to our various training seminars and other events.
We do not rent, sell or disclose your contact details to any other third party.
Contacting us about your information
If you would like to see the information we hold about you or would like to be removed from our database and/or any mailing lists, please contact our database manager.
To help us keep our database up-to-date, we would be grateful if you would let us know as soon as any of your contact details change or if you notice any inaccuracies in them. Please also let us know if you no longer wish to receive information or services from us.
In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, Mishcon de Reya LLP is registered as a ‘Data Controller’ on the public Register of Data Controllers as maintained by the Information Commissioner.
Please contact us via email, telephone +44 (0)20 3321 7000 or write to us at Data Manager, Mishcon de Reya LLP, Africa House, 70 Kingsway, London WC2B 6AH.