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Cookie Policy

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Main Policy 

Our Web site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our Web site. This helps us provide you with a good experience when you browse our Web site and also allows us to improve our site.

DWF takes its Data Protection obligations extremely seriously and as a result all of our Web sites require your consent for the use or storage of cookies (or similar technologies) on your computers or mobile device. This cookie policy provides you with clear and comprehensive information about the cookies we use and the purposes for using them.

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. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our systems will issue and activate cookies as soon as you visit our site.

DWF only utilises Browser Cookies.

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

DWF utilises a mixture of Session and Persistent Cookies. Information on which is found within this policy along with advice and guidance about how delete/remove and deactivate cookies on your web browser.

What cookies do we use and why?

DWF only use 'Performance' cookies which collect information about how you use our Web site - e.g. which pages you visit and if you experience any errors. These cookies do not collect any information that could identify you and are only used to help us improve how our Web site works, understand your interests and measure how effective our content is.

We use performance cookies to support/aid:

Many or our Cookies are provided by Third Parties such as Google. However all our suppliers operate under contractual terms and conditions that do not allow the Third Party to user the Cookies for any other purpose than that outlined in this Policy.

By using DWF websites, you accept the use of 'Performance' cookies. Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the Web site, so if you prevent them we cannot guarantee how our site will perform for you.

'Strictly Necessary' cookies let you move around the website and use essential features like secure areas. Without these cookies, we cannot provide the requested services.

We use these Strictly Necessary cookies to:

If you prevent these cookies, we can't guarantee how the website or the security on the website will perform during your visit.

First and third-party cookies:

Whether a cookie is 'first' or 'third' party refers to 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.

Information about cookies

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

Cookie Name

Purpose

Duration

Strictly Necessary Y/N

Domain Source

Category

SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL_COOKIE

DWF utilises cookies provided by a Third Party called Sitecore to track anonymous and known visitors to the website.

Information captured is fully anonymised but is used to track repeat visits to our website and website browsing preferences to allow us to improve and target our web content.

While the information captured is anonymised this information can be removed in its entirety by removing/deleting the cookies from your device.

No personal information is captured.

Persistent – Active Until Removed

N

www.dwf.lawanddwf.law

Performance

ARRAffinity

This cookie is set by our websites as they run on the Windows Azure cloud platform. It is used for load balancing to make sure the visitor page requests are routed to the same server in any browsing session.

No personal information is captured.

Session – Automatically Deleted at Session Expiry

Y

www.dwf.lawanddwf.law

Performance

ASP.NET_SessionId

This is a general purpose platform session cookie, used by our websites to maintain an anonymised user session by the server.

No personal information is captured.

Session – Automatically Deleted at Session Expiry

Y

www.dwf.lawanddwf.law

Performance

_hjIncludedInSample

This cookie is associated with the Groups web analytics functionality and services from Hot Jar. It uniquely identifies a visitor during a single browser session and indicates they are included in an audience sample. No personal information is captured.

Session – Automatically Deleted at Session Expiry

N

www.dwf.lawanddwf.law

Performance

_localStorage

This stores information about your browsing session on DWF webpages temporarily on DWF Servers. This may include personal information.

However all such data is automatically deleted upon closure/expiry of your browsing session.

Session – Automatically Deleted at Session Expiry

N

www.dwf.lawanddwf.law

Performance

_ga – Google analytics

This cookie is used to distinguish unique users on DWF websites by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.

2 Years

N

www.dwf.lawanddwf.law

Performance

_gid – Google analytics

This cookie is used to distinguish unique users on DWF websites by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.

24 Hours

N

www.dwf.lawanddwf.law

Performance

__RequestVerificationToken

This cookie allows the application to prevent cross site scripting attacks protecting the user.

Session – Automatically Deleted at Session Expiry

Y

www.dwfgroup.com

Strictly necessary

GDPR.CookiePreferences

Once the user has selected a cookie preference, DWF store that preference in this cookie.

1 Year

Y

www.dwfgroup.com

Strictly necessary

dwf-main-site#lang

This cookie is used to store the language preference of the user to ensure that DWF is serving content in the correct language.

1 Year

Y

www.dwfgroup.com

Strictly necessary

 

Managing Cookies

Blocking/Deleting Cookies

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

Changing your cookie settings

Please note that 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.

Can I withdraw my consent?

If you wish to withdraw your consent at any time, you will need to delete your cookies using your internet browser settings.  For further information about deleting or blocking cookies, please visit: http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=2.

Your consent

By continuing to use our Web site you are agreeing to our placing cookies on your computer in order to analyse the way you use our Web site. Please read this cookie policy carefully for more details about the information we collect when you use this site.

Strictly necessary cookies do not require your consent.

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.

Cookie di funzionali

(Required)

Questi cookie consentono di utilizzare il sito web e sono necessari affinché il sito funzioni come previsto.

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.

Marketing

Questi cookie sono utilizzati per migliorare e personalizzare la tua esperienza sul nostro sito web. Possono essere utilizzati per mostrare le inserzioni dei nostri prodotti o misurare le prestazioni dei nostri annunci.