What Cookies Do We Use and Why?
A cookie is a small text file that is stored by your web browser when you visit a website. Almost every website uses cookie technology. Cookies may store certain information such as your IP address, information about the content you view, information about the content you provide so that you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit our website, and your preferences and settings. Cookies also help us provide you with customized content, speed navigation through our website, and allow us to learn about your visit and your use of online services.
We use five types of cookies: strictly necessary cookies, performance cookies, functional cookies, cookies for marketing purposes, and Local Stored Objects.
Strictly necessary cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around our websites and use their features. These are temporary cookies that last only as long as your web browser is open, and are used for technical purposes such as enabling better navigation on our website. Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided. Once you close your browser, the cookie disappears.
Performance cookies are stored on your computer for longer periods and are used for purposes including tracking the number of unique visitors to our website services and information such as the number of views a page gets, how much time a user spends on a page, and other pertinent web statistics. The collected information is aggregated, and therefore made anonymous. These cookies are used exclusively to improve the performance of the website, and with it the user experience.
Functional cookies enable the website to save information which has already been entered (such as user names, language choices, and your location), so that it can offer you improved and more personalized functions. Functional cookies are also used to enable features you request such as playing videos. These cookies collect anonymous information and cannot track your movements on other websites.
If you activate IP anonymization, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union (“EU”) or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (“EEA”). Only in exceptional cases will the whole IP address be first transferred to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. The IP address that your browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google.
Local Shared Objects (Flash cookies) are used with Adobe Flash Player to deliver certain content. Local Shared Objects, otherwise known as Flash cookies, are used for this in order to check if your browser supports Flash.
Your Choices: How to Manage and Disable Cookies
You can manage or disable cookies at any time by adjusting your browser settings. Browsers are different, so refer the settings menu of your browser for instructions on how to change your cookie preferences. If you choose not to receive cookies, our law firm’s website may not function properly and certain services may not be available.
You can find out how to do this, and find more information on cookies, at: www.allaboutcookies.org.
You can also find out how to disable Flash cookies at Adobe.com – see www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security for details.
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