What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer or mobile phone (referred to here as a "device") browser from a website's computer and is stored on your device's hard drive. Each website or third party service provider used by the website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website or third party service provider to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites or other third party service providers.
Cookies record information about your online preferences and allow us to tailor the websites to your interests. Users have the opportunity to set their devices to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these means that certain personalised services cannot then be provided to that user and accordingly you may not be able to take full advantage of all of the website features. Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
The cookies used on this site have been categorized on the basis of the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide issued in November 2012.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
Definition: These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.
Below is a list of the strictly necessary cookies that the Symonds and Sampson website sets.
|Essential site cookie
|This is a unique id given to every user to help the website maintain session information for the Microsoft .NET framework that runs our website. This cookie is deleted as soon as you leave the Symonds and Sampson website.
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|Symonds and Sampson site login status
|Some parts of our site are password-protected and only used by owners and admin staff. This is essential for the site operation if you are an owner. This cookie is set to expire after 30 days if the owner requests that their browser remembers their login, otherwise it is deleted when the browser is closed.
Definition: These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. They are only used to improve how a website works.
Below is a list of the performance cookies that the Symonds and Sampson website sets.
|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.
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|Symonds and Sampson site cookie acceptance
|Created when visiting pages which contain content supplied by Google (eg. Google Map). These cookies are used to track Google supplied content usage.
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Definition: These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
No functionality cookies are used on this website.
Targeting Cookies or Advertising Cookies
Definition: These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.
No targeting cookies or advertising cookies are used on this website.
How to Manage your Cookies
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
To control or delete cookies on your mobile phone, please refer to your handset manufacturer's help manual.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Additional information regarding cookies and opting-out is available at www.youronlinechoices.co.uk and www.allaboutcookies.org
Symonds and Sampson LLP
30 High West Street
Telephone: 01305 261008
Last updated: 25th May 2012