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).

What are cookies?

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. Cookies can be set by the owner of the website (first party cookies) or in some cases by third party services the website owner allows to present information, run content or provide other functionality on the website, such as analytics (third party cookies). Session cookies expire at the end of a user's browsing session (usually when a user exits their browser). Persistent cookies are stored on the user's device for a longer period and in between sessions.

Why are cookies used on this Site?

Our Site uses cookies to enable certain functionality, understand how our website is used and for targeted advertising purposes. These cookies may be read by third parties and other websites you visit. We also share information about your use of our website with our analytics partners. These cookies may be read by third parties and other websites you visit. We also share information about your use of our website with our analytics partners. The types of cookies we currently use on our Site are set out below. We use the term cookies to describe cookies and other technologies that operate in a similar way.

Telling us about your cookie preferences

You can change your cookie preferences at any time when the cookie banner pops up or by clicking on the ‘C’ icon in the bottom right hand corner of the home page . You can accept all the categories of cookies used on the Site by clicking on the 'Accept Settings' button or reject all cookies (except the 'strictly necessary' cookies) by clicking the 'Reject Settings' button. Alternatively, you can adjust the available sliders to ‘On’ or ‘Off’ to indicate your preference for each cookie category. Your preferences are automatically saved once you close the cookie banner by clicking the 'close' button at the bottom of the pop-up. Please refer to the table below for more information about the cookies used on this Site.

You can also use your browser settings to manage your cookie preferences at any time. While you can still visit and browse this Site if you block or remove cookies, the functionality and performance of the website may be impaired as a result and you may be prevented from using certain services provided through the Site. This Site will not store non-strictly necessary cookies on your device without your permission. For more information on how to manage cookies on popular browsers, please see the links below:

  • Categories of cookies

This Site uses the following categories of cookies.

Cookie category

Details

Strictly necessary

These cookies are essential to make the Site function properly. They are essential to enable the user to move around the Site and use its features. Without these cookies, we cannot provide the service that you have requested. This Site uses strictly necessary cookies to remember cookie preferences you have previously made.

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 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; and
  • test different designs of our Site.

Functional

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

This Site uses functional cookies to:

  • fulfil a request by a user, such as using social media to share content on this Site; and
  • remember the selected country/location and language.

Analytics

We use Google Analytics cookies to understand how users engage with our Site. We use these cookies to collect information and report Site usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors to Google. We use these cookies 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 from geographically and the pages they have visited, the devices and browsers the visitor is using. 

Advertising

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

This Site uses advertising cookies:

  • to collect browsing habits in order to target relevant adverts to the users on other websites. This is called remarketing; and
  • 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.

Social Media

These cookies allow you to 'Like' or share our content site on social media such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter where we have included 'Like' or 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.

What are the specific cookies used on the Site?

Cookie name

Provider

Purpose

Category

Duration

First party or third party cookie?

Session or persistent?

Has_js

Womble Bond Dickinson

This cookie checks whether you have JavaScript enabled. It is deleted when you close your browser.

Strictly necessary

Session

First

Session

_ga

Google Analytics

Used to distinguish users.

Analytical

Two years

First

Persistent

_gat

Google Analytics

Used to throttle request rate.

Analytical

Session

First

Session

_gid

Google Analytics

Used to distinguish users.

Analytical

24 hours

First

Persistent

wbd_current_language

Womble Bond Dickinson

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.

Functional

Session

First

Session

wbd_country_code

Womble Bond Dickinson

Detects and stores which language the user has selected.

Functional

Two months

First

Session

CookieControl

Civic

This cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies on Site. Where users have previously indicated a preference, that user’s preference will be stored in this cookie.

Strictly necessary

Two months

First

Persistent

__cfduid

CloudFlare

The __cfduid cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis.

Performance

One year

Third

Persistent

SESSgated  Womble Bond Dickinson Functional cookie applied to gated content Functional One year First Persistent

lidc, bcookie, bscookie

LinkedIn

These cookies are used by Linkedin as part of their embedded services on the Site (likes, sharing etc.).

Advertising / Social Media

Lidc = 24 hours

bcookie = 24 hours

bscookie = 24 hours

Third

Persistent

_twitter_sess

Perzonalization_id

ct0

Twitter

These cookies are used by Twitter as part of their embedded services on the Site (likes, sharing etc.).

Advertising / Social Media

twitter_sess = Session

Personalization_id = Two years

ct0 = Session

Third

Persistent

PREF

YouTube

This cookie is used by Google to set each of its users’ preferred language preferences.

Advertising / Social Media

Eight months

Third

Persistent

YSC

YouTube

This cookie is used by YouTube as part of their embedded services on the Websites (sharing etc.).

Advertising / Social Media

Session

Third

Session

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

YouTube

To track visitor views of YouTube videos embedded in the Site. These cookies may also be used for remarketing.

Advertising / Social Media

Eight months

Third

Persistent

NID

Google

On Site pages with embedded Google services, e.g. Google Maps. These cookies may also be used for remarketing.

Advertising / Social Media

Six months

Third

Persistent

pardot

Pardot

When a visitor accesses a form, landing page, or page with Pardot tracking code on the US side of the website. This cookie denotes an active session and isn’t used for tracking. For more information, click here. Pardot is used by WBD US LLP.

Performance

Session

First

Session

visitor_id<accountid>

Pardot

The visitor cookie includes a unique visitor ID and the unique identifier for your account.This cookie is set for visitors by the Pardot tracking code used by WBD US LLP. For more information, click here.

Analytical / Advertising / Social Media

Expires in 10 years

First

Persistent

 visitor_id<accountid>-hash

Pardot

The visitor hash cookie contains the account ID and stores a unique hash. This cookie is a security measure to make sure that a malicious user can’t fake a visitor from Pardot and access corresponding prospect information. For more information, click here. Pardot is currently used by WBD US LLP.

Analytical / Advertising / Social Media

Expires in 10 years

First

Persistent

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