Harold G Walker
Your Friend-In-Law for 75 years
Wimborne | Broadstone | Verwood | Christchurch
Harold G Walker Solicitors

Cookie Policy

 

Harold G Walker Solicitors is committed to implementing measures designed to protect the privacy of those using our services, and we handle any personal data that we collect in accordance with current data protection regulation.

Note that this Cookies Policy follows current ICO Guidelines.

1.What Are Cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information, which your computer or mobile device downloads when you visit a website. When you return to websites – or visit websites that use the same cookies – they recognise these cookies and therefore your browsing device.

2. Why We Use Cookies

It helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve the site. By browsing our website, you are consenting to the storage of cookies on your device from the site. See more details below.

3.Types of Cookies

a.Session Cookies

Session cookies are created temporarily when a user visits a website. Once the user leaves the site/closes the browser, the session cookie is deleted.

b.Persistent Cookies

A persistent cookie file remains on the user’s device and is re-activated when the user visits the website that created that particular cookie. These cookies expire after a certain period (set in the file), or can be removed manually.

Please see ICO for more information.

4.Classifications of cookies

  1. Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are essential to make a website work and enable features that users have specifically asked for. Without use of cookies, these features of the website could not operate.
  2. Performance cookies. These cookies collect anonymous information about users for the purpose of assessing the performance of a website. Common uses include well-known web analytics tools such as Google Analytics.
  3. Functionality cookies. These are cookies that automatically remember choices that users have previously made in order to improve their experience next time they visit a website. For example, where users select their preferred settings and layout.
  4. Targeting or Advertising cookies. These cookies are similar to performance cookies, in that they collect information about users’ behaviour. However, this information is used at the individual user level to advertise products and services to users on the basis of the behavioural information collected.

5. The Cookies We Use

Performance Cookies.

We also use the following analytic tools to help us analyse the performance of our Website and Services as well as how visitors use our Website and Services:

a.Google Analytics

Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit our site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used before coming to our site.

We use the information we get from Google Analytics to improve our site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit our site, rather than your name or other identifying information.

Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to our site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use.

Please see related information about Google Policy here.

b.Facebook, Twitter, and other Social Network Cookies.

Some of our website pages may feature embedded content from third-party websites, such as YouTube video content, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter and/or Facebook content. This content may use cookies specific to those third parties. Harold G Walker Solicitors do not control these third-party websites and clicking the links may enable third parties to collect data about you. If you are directed to an external website, we would encourage you to read their Privacy Notice and Cookie Policy before proceeding.

Disabling Cookies
By using and browsing our website, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with our policy. If you do not consent, you must turn off cookies or refrain from using the site. Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies. To do this, look at the ‘help’ menu on your browser. Switching off cookies may restrict your use of the website and/or delay or affect the way in which it operates.

Questions or Complaints

In the first instance please contact us directly with any questions or complaints (contact details are displayed prominently on this website). However, legal rights regarding privacy are the remit of the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) and you will find more information about how to complain here ICO.