What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files of letters and numbers which are sent to a user’s computer or mobile phone device from a website and are stored on the hard drive of the user’s device. They are helpful because they help to make a website deliver a better user experience. For example, cookies allow web servers to recognise your browser so if you visit the same website again, your preferences and other information that you have previously provided can be retrieved.
Cookies set by the website owners are called “first party cookies” (in this case, Mewburn Ellis LLP). Our website is hosted by HubSpot, Inc. which uses a number of cookies which can be found here. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called "third party cookies". Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.
Website visitors can manage, restrict and or delete cookies at will. Information on how to do this is provided in the section ‘How to manage cookies?’ below.
How to manage cookies?
Internet browsers allow for users to manage and restrict cookies. Users are able to set their devices to accept all cookies, to let them know when a cookie has been set, or never to receive cookies.
Each browser works in a different way: use the ‘Help’ menu in your browser or phone handset manual to find out how to change your cookie preferences.
Please be aware that disabling all cookies will mean certain personalised features will not then be provided to that user and therefore they may not be able to make full use of all of the website’s features.
We use the following cookies:
- Essential website cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our websites to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas.
- Performance and functionality cookies: These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our website but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality may become unavailable.
- Analytics and customisation cookies: These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our websites are being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customise our websites for you.
- Advertising cookies: These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.
- Social networking cookies: These cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our websites through third party social networking and other websites. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes too.
Do you serve targeted advertising?
Third parties may serve cookies on your computer or mobile device to serve advertising through our website. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. This can be accomplished by them using cookies or web beacons to collect information about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services of potential interest to you. The information collected through this process does not enable us or them to identify your name, contact details or other personally identifying details unless you choose to provide these.