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Cookie Policy

Your Cookie preferences can be updated at any time should you wish to change your settings. Please see below for further information on how to update your preferences

Our website uses cookies and similar technologies ("cookies") to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us provide you with a good experience when you browse our website,  assists us with understanding your usage of our website and improves our marketing activities.

At DWF we take our data protection obligations very seriously and we respect the choices you make regarding the use of cookies.  Our website therefore requires you to consent for the use or storage of all but essential cookies on your computer or mobile device. This cookie policy ("Policy") provides you with full details about the Cookies we use and their purpose, including how to set your preferences in the cookies information and preferences centre  and how to manage cookies from your browser.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small amount of data generated by a website and saved by your web browser. Its purpose is to remember information about you. Cookies allow you to browse our website efficiently and collect information in order to assist us with tailoring our marketing activities. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it refuses cookies, our systems will issue and activate essential cookies as soon as you visit our website.

Session and persistent cookies

Browser cookies come in two different types: "session" and "persistent."

DWF utilises a mixture of session and persistent cookies. Information on both types is found within this Policy along with advice and guidance about how to set your preferences when using this websites and how to delete/remove and deactivate cookies on your web browser.

First and third-party cookies

Whether a cookie is 'first' or 'third' party is determined by the domain placing the cookie. First-party cookies are those set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time.

Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website, this would be a third-party cookie, for example, Google analytics.

Want to know more about cookies?

Useful information about cookies can be found at: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.

What cookies do we use and why?

The cookies used on our website generally fall into the 5 categories below. The cookies we utilise do change from time to time and we are committed to ensuring you are provided with the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding which cookies we use at all times. You will therefore find details of all current cookies we utilise on our website within our cookies information and preference centre.

Strictly necessary cookies:

'Strictly necessary' cookies let you move around our website and use essential features like secure areas. Without these cookies, we cannot provide the requested services. These cookies cannot be disabled in the cookies information and control centre.

We use strictly necessary cookies:

You may be able to disable these cookies from your browser (please see our "Managing Cookies in your Browser" section below for further information), however we can't guarantee how our website or the security on our website will perform during your visit if you do so. Our use of strictly necessary cookies do not require your consent.

Site experience cookies:

These cookies are used to support your experience on a website and include user-selected options, site navigation aids, etc.

Performance and operation cookies

These cookies are used in the management of a website and include customer surveys, recording visitor numbers and other web analytics.

Marketing, personalisation and advertising cookies

These cookies are used to gather information about your browsing across websites. They can be used to build a profile of search and browsing history for every visitor to that website in order to deliver personalised content to that user.

Marketing and targeted advertising cookies

These cookies are used to track browsing habits and activity. This information obtained from these cookies enables website owners to show you relevant/personalised marketing content. In using these types of cookies, websites may collect personally identifiable information about you and use this information to display targeted advertising and/or share this information with third parties for the same purpose. Any activity tracked and recorded using these cookies may therefore be shared with third parties.

Your preferences

When visiting our website for the first time, you will be provided with an opportunity to set your cookies preferences via our cookies . This will allow you to use the toggle bars to confirm or withdraw your consent to cookies being placed on your device in respect of each cookie category, save for strictly necessary cookies which are required to use our website.

You may access and amend your preferences at any time, by clicking on the preferences centre below.

Managing cookies in your browser

Blocking/deleting cookies

You can block cookies by adjusting your browser settings (guidance provided within the links below). Please note however that blocking cookies may mean you are not able to access all or parts of our website and may result in elements of our website performing badly.

Changing your cookie settings

Internet browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your internet browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful. Otherwise, you should use the 'Help' option in your internet browser for more details.

Update your preferences

We use necessary cookies to make our site work. We'd also like to set analytics cookies that help us make improvements by measuring how you use the site. These will be set when you accept.

For more detailed information about the cookies we use, see our Cookies page.

Manage your cookies

Our use of cookies

We use necessary cookies to make our site work. We'd also like to set analytics cookies that help us make improvements by measuring how you use the site. These will be set when you accept.

For more detailed information about the cookies we use, see our Cookies page.

Necessary cookies

(Required)

Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.

These cookies are required

Tracking cookies

Anonymous cookies that help us understand the performance of our website and how we can improve the website experience for our users. Some of these may be set by third parties we trust, such as Google Analytics.

They may also be used to personalise your experience on our website by remembering your preferences and settings.

Tracking Cookies

These anonymous cookies allow us to track the performance of our websites and improve the user experience for our visitors. They may be set by third parties we trust, such as Google Analytics.

Some cookies are used to remember settings and preferences you select in order to personalise your experience on our site.