Cookies Policy

When you read about Womble Bond Dickinson on this website, we are either referring to our international combination, Womble Bond Dickinson (International) Limited or one of its member firms, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP and Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP, each of which is a separately constituted and regulated legal entity. Womble Bond Dickinson (International) Limited does not practise law. This policy applies to the UK website only (the Site).

Cookies are small text files stored on your computing device when you visit a website and may be used to enable websites to run effectively or to identify your device whenever you return to a website.

Our Site uses cookies in order to make it easier to use, to support the provision of relevant information and functionality to you, as well as to provide us with information about how our Site is used. The types of cookies we currently use on our Site are set out below. Certain cookies may be set as soon as you visit this Site.

By using this Site you agree to our use of cookies. 

You can choose to manage the cookies we use on this Site through your browser settings at any time. Preventing cookies is likely to affect our ability to update this Site to cater for user preferences and improve its performance. 

The information below distinguishes between "first-party and third-party cookies". Whether a cookie is first or third party refers to the domain placing the cookie. First-party cookies are those used by this Site. Third-party cookies that are set by a domain other than this Site. If you visit this Site and another entity sets a cookie through it, this would be a third-party cookie. 

Cookie category

Details

Strictly necessary

Generally these cookies will be essential first-party session cookies, and if persistent or third party, there should be a good justification for this. Not all first-party session cookies will fall into the ‘strictly necessary’ category for the purposes of the legislation. Strictly necessary cookies will generally be used to store a unique identifier to manage and identify the user as unique to other users currently viewing the website, in order to provide a consistent and accurate service to the user.

This Site uses strictly necessary cookies to:

  • Remember previous actions (e.g. user entered text) when navigating back to a page in the same session
  • Load balancing session cookies for the duration of a session. Third-party social plug-in content sharing cookies (for members of a social network who have already logged in) which do not track users.

Performance

Performance cookies allow us to update this Site to cater for Site user preferences and improve performance. They collect information about how this Site is used (for example, which pages users visit most often and where error messages are delivered). These cookies don't collect information that identifies individuals. All information is aggregated and therefore anonymous.

This Site uses performance cookies to:

  • Provide statistics on how this Site is used (including selections that you have made and services that you have viewed, during your use of this Site)
  • Gather non-user specific technical data regarding usage of this Site and provide statistics on how our Site is used
  • Help us improve this Site by measuring any errors that occur
  • Test different designs of our Site

We use Google Analytics for these purposes (please see below for further information).

Functional

Functional cookies allow this Site to remember choices you make, and any customisations you make to Site pages during your visit. They are necessary to provide features and services specific to individual users.

This Site uses functional cookies to:

  • Remember that you have been provided with our cookie information and consent notification
  • Fulfil a request by a user, such as using social media to share content on this Site
  • Remember the selected country/location and language.
Targeting

Targeting cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to user interests. These cookies are usually third-party cookies. 

This Site uses targeting cookies:

  • To collect browsing habits in order to target relevant adverts to the users on other websites. This is called remarketing
  • In conjunction with a service implemented by the Site to increase functionality, such as adding a site to the user’s social network and providing maps.
     

 

Cookie type

Details

Persistent

Persistent cookies remain on a device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.

Session

Session cookies contain information that is stored in a temporary memory location and then subsequently deleted after the session is completed or the web browser is closed. This cookie stores information that the user has inputted and tracks the movements of the user within the website. A session cookie is also known as transient cookie.

 What are the specific cookies used on www.womblebonddickinson.com?

Cookie name Purpose Category First party or third party cookie? Session or persistent?
Has_js This cookie checks whether you have javascript enabled. It is deleted when you close your browser. Performance First Session
_ga Used to distinguish users. Functional First Persistent
_gat Used to throttle request rate. Functional First Persistent
_gid Used to distinguish users. Functional First Persistent
wbd_current_language Temporary cookie submitted when user switches country through the website location picker. The cookie temporarily stores the currently selected language, to stop the redirecting on the homepage based on the ‘wbd_country_code’ cookie. Performance First Session
wbd_country_code Detects and stores which language the user has selected. Performance First Session
wbd_cookie_dismiss Detects and stores if the cookie consent has been clicked. Performance  First Session
__cfduid The __cfduid cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. Performance Third Persistent
RT, lidc, bcookie, bscookie, visit  The NID cookie contains a unique ID that Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20) and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on. Targeting Third Persistent
_twitter_sess, Perzonalization_id, guest_id, ct0 Used for Twitter sharing buttons. Targeting Third Persistent
1P_JAR Google advertising cookie used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes Targeting Third  Persistent
UID, UID14R Used for the share this buttons and provides data to scorecard research. Targeting Third Persistent

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Social media website cookies

Users can 'like' or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter where we have included sharing buttons on our Site.
The privacy implications for this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

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