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Cookies Policy

Information about our use of cookies

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

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your computer or on any other device that you use to access our website (e.g. a mobile phone or other mobile device), if you agree to this.

Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, and to work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website (and third parties they work with) and to manage elements of their business. Without certain cookies, some areas and functionalities of a website will not work (e.g. user logins).

If you would like to find out more about cookies please visit www.allaboutcookies.org or www.aboutcookies.org, which explain how cookies work and how you can manage their use.

We use the following cookies:

  1. Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are essential and are required for the operation of our website, to enable you to move around our website and use its features. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website. Without these cookies our website does not work properly.
  2. Analytical/performance cookies. These cookies allow us to collect information about how visitors to our website use our website. They recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. We only use these cookies to improve how our website works.
  3. Functionality cookies. These cookies are used to recognise you and thus enable us to remember the choices you make. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use on our website and the purposes for which we use them in the tables below.

Cookies created and managed by Shearman Bowen:

Cookie Name Cookie Category Description Duration
wordpress_ 2 WordPress cookie for a logged in user. session
wordpress_logged_in_ 2 WordPress cookie for a logged in user session
wordpress_test_ 2 WordPress cookie for a logged in user session
wordpress_test_cookie 2 WordPress test cookie session
wp-settings- 1 WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. 1 year
wp-settings-time- 2 WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. 1 year
PHPSESSID 1 To identify your unique session on the website session
SESS 1 To ensure that you are recognised when you move from page to page within the site and that any information you have entered is remembered.

Other third party cookies

Please note that other third parties may use cookies, over which we have no control. For example, on our website you may be shown banner advertisements for third party services and/or products. These advertisements are allowed by us as part of the service we offer to you. When you click on an advertisement you will visit that third party’s website. Some of these websites generate their own cookies. We have no control over these third party cookies.

Blocking Cookies

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. If you use different computers/mobile devices in different locations you will need to ensure that each browser is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site and thus your experience of our website may be affected.

If you would like to disable “third party” cookies generated by advertisers or providers of targeted advertising services, you can turn them off by going to the third party’s website and getting them to generate a one-time “no thanks” cookie that will stop any further cookies being written to your machine. Here are links to the main third party advertising platforms that we may use, each of which have instructions on how to do this:

You can also visit the trade body representing these advertising companies. Visit www.youronlinechoices.com for more information on how to opt out of third party tracking cookies.