Last Modified: 28/01/20
What are cookies?
Cookies are small files which contain a string of characters that are sent to your computer or device when you visit a website. When you visit you visit the website again, the cookie allows that particular website to recognise your browser.
Cookies can also provide a convenience feature that saves you time and also by telling the web server that you have returned to a specific web page.
Cookies that are set by the owner of the website are called “first party cookies”. Cookies that are set by other parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies are there to enable third party features or functionality on a web page such as advertising, analytics & interactive content. The parties that set third party cookies can recognise your computer/device when it visits a particular website again and also other websites.
When you visit the McClure Solicitors website or a specific website you may generate the following types of cookie:
Analytical/performance cookies: We use these types of cookies to recognise and track the number of visitors to our website or a specific web page. This cookie also allows us to see how visitors to that page then move around the website, how long they spend on a specific web page, what buttons have been clicked.
Overall, this allows us to improve how our website/web pages work and the experience we can deliver to all users, for example, this can be ensuring users find what they are looking for easily.
Targeting cookies: These types of cookies record your visit to our website, the web pages you have visited on our site and the links you have followed. We use this information to make our website more relevant to your interests and ensure you have a consistent experience of our website.
Third party advertising cookies: These cookies allow us to target our advertising to you or to users similar to you, or to exclude you from advertising. For example, a cookie set by a third party such as Google analytics allows us to see what web pages you have visited, we then use this data to deliver customised adverts and promotional content to you that are relevant to your interests and the pages you have visited on our website.
What types of cookies do we use and how do we use them?
On the McClure website we use third party cookies provided by Google Analytics. We use these cookies to see what web pages you have visited on our site, this then allows us to provide you with customise advertising that is specific to your interests and the web pages you have visited on the McClure Solicitors website.
Can I delete, control or manage my cookies?
You also have the right to delete any cookies that we or our third parties have placed on your browser. To delete your cookies click here to find out how to do so on your chosen web browser.
Please note that by blocking all cookies you may not be able to access or use all the features of our website and you will not receive a personalised service.
If you are primarily concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn these off by going to the Your Online Choices site. Also, you can visit the trade body representing these advertising platforms for more information: Network Advertising Initative. From their site, you can control third party online advertising by managing your browser or mobile device opt-outs.
Opt out for advertising
You can use Ads Settings to manage the Google ads you see and opt out of Ads Personalisation. Even if you opt out of Ads Personalisation, you may still see ads based on factors such as your general location derived from your IP address, your browser type, and your search terms.