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Our Cookie Policy

The following is the cookie policy of Libra Solicitors (‘we’, ‘us’, ‘our’). It should be read in conjunction with our privacy policy and our terms and conditions of website use.

General

Any reference to ‘our website’ refers to the website of Libra Solicitors, which can be accessed at the domain name www.librasolicitors.com.

As our website uses cookies, we provide the following information to explain how and why we use cookies and to give you some general information in respect of what cookies are and how they operate.

We regularly review our policies and this cookie policy was last updated on 29/08/2019.

Please note that we may make changes to our cookies policy so please ensure that you check our policies and our terms and conditions of website use, regularly to make sure you agree with any changes we may have made.

What are cookies?

When you use a website, it will send you small text files called Cookies that are downloaded onto your computer or mobile device web browser.

These Cookies will help the website differentiate your visit from other website users and save basic some basic information to facilitate ease of website use should you decide to visit the website again.

The Cookies downloaded onto your web browser do not contain viruses or spyware. Their general purpose is to enhance the user’s website experience and to provide website providers with analytical information in respect of website use, so that for instance, improvements to the website can be made.

Consenting to our use of cookies

When you visit our website, our website will place cookies onto your computer or mobile device. We ask you provide consent to allow this to happen by clicking “I consent to cookies” in the small pop-up that appears on the bottom of your screen. You do not have to give your consent.

Please be aware that your continuing use of this website will constitute acceptance by you of our cookie policy, privacy policy and of our website terms and conditions of use, even if you do not agree with them.

If you do not agree with our cookie policy, please stop using this website or change your cookie settings in your browser so that you do not accept Cookies. However, please be aware that by removing or turning off cookies you may affect how our website functions on your device, including the speed at which it operates and you may even restrict your ability to use our website at all.

Managing your cookie settings

Many browsers, such as Safari which is an Apple computers browser or Microsoft’s Chrome browser, will store cookies such as ours in designated files on a computer, mobile phone or other device. These files can be deleted and your browser should be able to explain how to do this.

In addition your browser will usually provide an option to remove or turn off cookies. The ‘Help’ section of the browser you use, should be able to assist you with the removal, or turning off of cookies.

For more detailed information about how to manage your cookies and how to turn them off, visit: http://www.aboutcookies.org.uk/.

How long does a cookie stay on my device?

Session cookie: A session cookie only exists whilst the user is using a website. When the user concludes their visit and closes their web browser session cookies are usually removed.

Persistent cookie: A persistent cookie will exist on a user’s device until a specific future date, for instance, for two years, when it will then expire. Each time a user accesses the website over this period, the website can access the cookie.

Different types of cookies

Cookies can be divided into four general categories, which have different purposes and features.

Strictly necessary cookies
These are cookies that are required to make a website work. They can also enable features that users have specifically asked for, such as those which allow people to shop online.

Performance and analytical cookies

These cookies assist in understanding how a website is being used, the number of visitors, and which pages they visit. This information can then be used to improve the website, for instance, by improving navigation.

Some of the most common types of performance cookies found on websites are those used for Google Analytics. The only personal information collected by these cookies is your IP address, which is effectively anonymous and will only be used to differentiate between visitors.

Functionality cookies
These cookies will remember any choices that you make when you visit a website. This means your preferences will be automatically stored until your next visit to improve your experience.

Targeting or Advertising cookies
These cookies collect information about a user’s behaviour and are often used to assist with advertising. These cookies are sometimes third-party cookies (see below).

Third-party cookies

A third-party cookie is a type of cookie which is installed on a user’s device by a website from a different domain name than the actual website the user is visiting. Third-party cookies are installed for similar purposes as normal cookies, however some advertisers often use them to track browsing history.

Whilst some browsers will block certain third party cookies automatically, you can use the privacy settings in your browser to allow you to block these cookies (See our ‘managing your cookie settings’ section).

In addition, if you are able to identify the third party cookie, you could be able to prevent such cookies being sent to you again if you opt out from receiving them. Google analytics Cookies for example, which is a third party cookie that is widely used and is used in this website, can be opted out of. Normally the instructions on how to opt out are available on the website of the third party cookie provider. In respect opting out of Google analytics Cookies, please visit their website or for more detailed information about cookies and how they can be removed or managed please visit: http://www.aboutcookies.org.uk/.

The Cookies this website uses and what they are used for

We want visitors to our website to find it user friendly and the 3 types of cookie that our website uses, Strictly Necessary , Performance & Analytical and Functionality, allow us to:-

1. Ensure and continually maintain compatibility with the different browsers and operating systems that are used to visit our site.

2. Compile and analyse statistical website reports in respect of website activity and usability.
Personal information and details such as name, postal address, date of birth, e-mail address are not collected and the cookies we use cannot individually identify a visitor to our website.

The table below explains which third party cookies we use, what we use them for and how long they exist on a mobile device or computer.

Cookie ID Cookie Provider Duration Purpose
Strictly necessary cookies
DYNSRV Libra Solicitors Session It’s purpose is to improve the performance of the website.
ADMINDYNSRV Libra Solicitors Session It’s purpose is to improve the performance of the website.
Performance and analytical cookies
__utma Google Analytics 2 years from set/update Used to distinguish users and sessions
__utmb Google Analytics 30 mins from set/update Used to determine new sessions/visits
__utmc Google Analytics End of browser session user was in a new session/visit.
__utmz Google Analytics 6 months Stores details about where the user came from (the referral or traffic source) to visit this website
_ga Google Analytics 2 years Used to distinguish users.
Functional cookies
wp-settings WordPress  session WP Settings cookies may be set if you log into the website
wordpress_test_cookie WordPress  session WordPress session cookies are created if and when you log into WordPress
wordpress_logged_in WordPress  session WordPress session cookies are created if and when you log into WordPress
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