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Cookie Policy

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

   

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

   

There are two types of cookies:

   

Session Cookies: Session cookies enable us to keep track of your movement from page to page so you do not get asked for the same information you have already given to the site. They allow you to proceed through many pages of a site quickly and easily without having to authenticate or reprocess each new area you visit. Session cookies are temporary and are erased when you close your browser at the end of your session. The next time you visit the website it will not recognise you and will treat you as a completely new visitor.

     

Persistent Cookies: A persistent cookie enables the website to remember you on subsequent visits, speeding up or enhancing your experience. They are used to collect identifying information about the user, such as web browsing behaviour or user preferences for a specific website. Persistent (also known as permanent / stored) cookies remain on your hard drive with much longer expiry dates or until you erase them.

     

You can find more information about the specific, individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie Type Cookie Name Purpose / More Information
Persistent Cookie _ga Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. Expires after 2 years.
Persistent Cookie _stripe_mid Provides verification of card pament method for clients making payments via the website. Stripe are a payment processing service. https://stripe.com/gb/privacy
Session Cookie _gid Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. Expires after 1 day.
Session Cookie cookies_consent Tracks users consent upon first visit to the website and recognises preferences. Expires after 1 month.
Session Cookie gwcc This cookie allows Google to track when a visitor is clicking a phone number from the web page to dial from their mobile.

Third Party Cookies

   

Our website pages and articles will often contain useful links or videos hosted on other external websites. Care is taken to only provide you with links to websites that we trust and recognise as safe, correct and up-to-date at the time of posting.

     

Lamb Brooks LLP do not control the cookies used on these third party sites and would urge you to consult the individual websites cookie policies if you are concerned about what information they collect.

     

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

     

Google Analytics

     

As with most websites we use Google Analytics in order to provide us with analytical / performance information. Google Analytics uses the following cookies on our website:

Cookie Type Cookie Name Purpose / More Information
Persistent Cookie _utma Tracks website visitors including first visit and last visit. Remains on computer unless it expires or the cookie cache is cleared.
Session Cookie _utmb and _utmc These cookies work in tandem to calculate visit length. _utmb demarks the exact arrival time, then _utmc registers the precise exit time of the user.
Session Cookie _utmz Monitors the HTTP referrer and ntoes where a visitor arrived from (e.g. a search engine, direct, social media). It also registers what keyword generated the visit plus geolocation data. This cookie expires after 6 months.
Session Cookie _gat Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.
Session Pixel ads/ga-audiences Used by Google Analytics to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to clients based on the visitor's online behavior across websites. Retartgeting adverts.
Session Pixel collect Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.

MailChimp

   

Lamb Brooks use the email service of MailChimp to send out larger direct email campaigns, such as newsletters and event invitations.

     

Mail chimp use single pixel gifs, also known as web beacons, in every email. These are very small graphic files that contain unique identifiers that enable MailChimp and Lamb Brooks to recognise when subscribers have opened an email or clicked certain links. These record each subscribers email address, IP address, date, and time associated with each open and click for a campaign. This data is used to create reports about how an email campaign performed and what actions subscribers took – including unsubscribes requests.

     

You can delete the pixel by deleting the email. If you do not wish to download the pixel to your computer or other device, you can ensure this by selecting to receive emails from us, or other parties, in plain text rather than HTML, or not opening pictures in your email.

     

Blocking Cookies

     

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

   

For further information on our Cookies Policy please contact our Hannah Perryman, Head of Marketing on 01256 305525 or email hannah.perryman@lambbrooks.com.