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Cookie Policy

Information about our use of cookies

Cookies are small text files that may be downloaded to your device by websites you visit.

They are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website. This website uses different types of cookies to help us to provide you with a good experience and also to allow us to track usage of and improve our site.

We use the following types of cookies:

  • Essential/necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that are essential for the security of the website and visitor.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to 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 and analyse how you interact with our website after we’ve emailed you.
  • Functional cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you (for example content relevant to your region) and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting/advertising cookies. These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are placed by Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and Microsoft with our permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and Microsoft.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in below:

­Essential/Necessary Cookies

  • sessionid
    This cookie is used by our website to serve you the correct region and remember your preferences.
    (Expires: 14 days]

Analytical/Performance Cookies

  • _ga
    This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.
    (Expires: 2 years)
  • __gid
    This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected includes the number of visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.
    (Expires: 1 day)
  • _gcl_au
    This cookie is used by Google Analytics to understand user interaction with the website.
    (Expires: 3 months)
  • _gat_UA_20825719-4
    This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.
    (Expires: 1 minute)
  • CLID
    This cookie is installed by Microsoft Clarity and stores information about how visitors use the website. The cookie contributes to the creation of an analysis report. The data collection includes numbers of visitors, where they visit the website from and pages visited on the website.
    (Expires: 1 year)
  • SM
    Used by Microsoft's Clarity analytics service to synchronise the MUID across Microsoft domains.
    (Expires: end of session)
  • _clck
    This cookie is installed by Microsoft Clarity to store information of how visitors use a website and help in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected includes the number of visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.
    (Expires: 1 year)
  • _clsk
    This cookie is installed by Microsoft Clarity to store information of how visitors use a website and help in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing.
    (Expires: 1 day)
  • AnalyticsSyncHistory
    This cookie is set by Linkedin. This cookie is used to store information about the time a sync with the lms_analytics cookie took place for users in the designated countries.
    (Expires: 1 month)
  • _hjid
    This cookie is set by Hotjar. This cookie is set when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the random user ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behavior in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID.
    (Expires: 1 year)
  • _hjFirstSeen
    This is set by Hotjar to identify a new user’s first session. It stores a true/false value, indicating whether this was the first time Hotjar saw this user. It is used by Recording filters to identify new user sessions.
    (Expires: end of session)
  • _hjIncludedInPageviewSample
    This cookie is set by Hotjar to let them know whether that user is included in the data sampling defined by your site's pageview limit.
    (Expires: 30 minutes)
  • _hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress
    This cookie is set by Hotjar and is used to detect the first pageview session of a user. This is a True/False flag set by the cookie.
    (Expires: 30 minutes)
  • _hjIncludedInSessionSample
    This cookie is set by Hotjar to let them know whether that user is included in the data sampling defined by your site's daily session limit.
    (Expires: 30 minutes)

Functional Cookies

  • lang
    This cookie is set by LinkedIn and is used to store the language preferences of a user to serve up content in that stored language the next time the user visits the website.
    (Expires: end of session)
  • lidc
    This cookie is set by LinkedIn and used for routing.
    (Expires: 1 day)
  • bcookie
    This cookie is set by LinkedIn. The purpose of the cookie is to enable LinkedIn functionalities on the page
    (Expires: 2 years)

Targeting/Advertising Cookies

  • test_cookie
    This cookie is set by doubleclick.net (part of Google). The purpose of the cookie is to determine if the users' browser supports cookies.
    (Expires: 15 minutes)
  • _fbp
    This cookie is set by Facebook to deliver advertisement when they are on Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising after visiting this website.
    (Expires: 3 months)
  • bscookie
    This cookie is a browser ID cookie set by LinkedIn share buttons and ad tags.
    (Expires: 2 years)
  • MUID
    This cookie is used by Microsoft as a unique identifier. The cookie is set by embedded Microsoft scripts. The purpose of this cookie is to syncrhonise the ID across many different Microsoft domains to enable user tracking.
    (Expires: 1 year 24 days)
  • ANONCHK
    This cookie is used by Microsoft for storing the session ID for a user. This cookie ensures that clicks from advertisement on the Bing search engine are verified and it is used for reporting purposes and for personalization.
    (Expires: 10 minutes)
  • SRM_B
    Identifies unique web browsers visiting Microsoft sites. These cookies are used for advertising, site analytics, and other operational purposes.
    (Expires: 1 year 24 days]
  • UserMatchHistory
    This cookie is set by Linkedin. This cookie is used to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor's preferences.
    (Expires: 1 month)

How to control and delete cookies

When users first visit our website, we give them the option to accept or decline non-essential cookies in our ‘cookie pop-up’. You can change your cookie preferences at any time by visiting our cookies preference page.

At any time if you wish to restrict, block or delete the cookies that are set by our website, or any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how.

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

For more information about cookies (including how to disable them) please visit www.allaboutcookies.org or www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/. For information about how you can opt out of Google's use of cookies or device identifiers please visit Google's Ads Settings. To learn how to opt out of a third-party vendors’ use of cookies for interest-based advertising in general please visit the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

Further Information

To learn more about who we are, how we protect your privacy and how you can contact us, please see our Privacy Notice .

We hope this has clarified our use of cookies on this website. However, if you are still looking for more information, then please email us at privacy@lodlaw.com.