1. Scope of this Policy
We (“William Fry LLP”, “we”, “our” and “us”) respect the privacy of all visitors to our website, www.williamfry.com (“Website”).
2. Summary of this Policy
When you first visit our Website, we only set strictly necessary cookies on the web browser of your PC, telephone, tablet or other Internet-connected device (each a “Device”). These are cookies that are strictly necessary for the operation of our Website. We will only set non-necessary cookies on your Device where we have obtained your prior consent to do so (see section 5 of this policy). If you choose to consent to non-necessary cookies, you can change your consent preferences or withdraw your consent at any time by using our cookies banner (see section 8 of this policy).
You should also know that some of our cookies collect and process your personal data. We have more information about these cookies in sections 6 and 7 of this policy and you can find further details about our processing activities in our Website Privacy Statement.
3. What Are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on the web browser of your Device that “remember” information about you and your visit(s) to a website or connection to web application. Certain cookies collect personal data about you from your Device. This personal data can include your name, IP address and e-mail address.
Cookies can be “first party” which are cookies set by us, or “third-party” which are cookies that are placed on your Device by a third party when you visit our Website. Third-party cookies may be placed on your Device by a third party providing a service to us. For example, we use Google Analytics to help us understand how our Website is being used.
- distinguish you from other users of our Website. This helps us to provide you with a better experience when you visit our Website and assists us make improvements to our Website.
- remember your interactions and preferences over a period of time so you don’t have to keep re-entering your details when you come back to the Website or browse from one page to another. For example, our cookies may collect data relating to your Device such as language settings, font size settings, other display preferences or other information relating to your Device (e.g. the type of device being used to browse the Website).
- help our Website to work faster and route information over your network.
5. Types of Cookies on our Website
This section of our policy explains the different types of cookies used on our Website and which cookies do / do not require your consent:
- Strictly necessary cookies: These are cookies that are strictly necessary for the operation of our Website. They include, for example, cookies that register the type and version of your browser and enable you to login to view registration-only content in our client hubs. For this reason, we do not require your prior consent to place these cookies on your Device. If you disable these cookies, then the Website will not function properly.
- Functionality cookies: These are non-necessary and are used to recognise you when you return to our Website. By recognising you, these cookies enable us to personalise our content for you, including, where applicable, to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. We are required to obtain your prior consent to use these cookies on your Device.
- Performance cookies: These cookies are non-necessary and allow us to recognise visitors to our Website. These cookies also count the number of visitors to our Website and help us to understand how visitors use our Website. This information helps us to improve the way our Website works and determine the kind of content and services our visitors value the most. We are required to obtain your prior consent to use these cookies on your Device.
- Social media cookies: These cookies are non-necessary and are embedded in tools providing access to social networks from our Website. We are required to obtain your prior consent to use these cookies on your Device.
6. More Information about our First Party Cookies
The table in this section provides more information about the first party cookies that we use on the Website, the purposes for which we use these cookies and the expiry date of each cookie.
|Cookie Name||Cookie Type||Purposes||Further Details||Expiry|
|OptanonAlertBoxClosed||Strictly necessary||This cookie is set by websites using certain versions of the cookie law compliance solution from OneTrust. It is set after visitors have seen a cookie information notice and in some cases only when they actively close the notice down. It enables the website not to show the message more than once to a user. The cookie has a one year lifespan and contains no personal information.||–||364|
|OptanonConsent||Strictly necessary||This cookie is set by the cookie compliance solution from OneTrust. It stores information about the categories of cookies the site uses and whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of each category. This enables site owners to prevent cookies in each category from being set in the users browser, when consent is not given. The cookie has a normal lifespan of one year, so that returning visitors to the site will have their preferences remembered. It contains no information that can identify the site visitor.||–||364|
|_ga||Performance||This is used by Google Universal Analytics. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users 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 site’s analytics reports.||Link to further details||2 Years|
|_gid||Performance||This is used by Google Analytics to distinguish users. It is used by gtag.js and analytics.js scripts and according to Google Analytics this cookie is used to distinguish users.||Link to further details||1 Day|
|_gat||Performance||This is used by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.||Link to further details||1 Min|
|__atuvc||Functionality||This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing site. It allows the user to see an updated count if they share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated.||–||396 Days|
|__atuvs||Functionality||This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms.||–||0 Days|
|_gat_UA-nnnnnnn-nn||Targeting||Google Analytics Cookies||–||0 Days|
|__atrfs||Targetting||This domain is owned by Addthis. The main business activity is: AddThis provides web widgets that site owners embed into their pages or other content, to enable visitors to create and share links to the content across social networks. They also make use of the data collected to provide advertisers and marketers with profile information for targeted, behavioural advertising.||–||0 Days|
7. Information about Third-Party Cookies on Our Website
Third-party cookies are cookies which have been set on our Website but are not directly related to, or overseen by, William Fry. We set out more information about these cookies in the table in this section.
|Cookie Name||Cookie Type||Purposes||Further Details||Expiry|
|CONSENT||Strictly necessary||Used to detect if the visitor has accepted the marketing category in the cookie banner. This cookie is necessary for GDPR-compliance of the website.||–||24 month|
|vuid||Performance||This domain is owned by Vimeo. The main business activity is: Video Hosting/Sharing||–||180 Days|
|__cf_bm||Performance||This is a CloudFoundry cookie||–||0 Days|
|sp_landing||Functionality||This domain is owned by Spotify, a USA based music streaming service. Spotify provides a number of tools to embed into websites, which enable the tracking of users and non-users across domains.||–||1 Days|
|sp_t||Functionality||This domain is owned by Spotify, a USA based music streaming service. Spotify provides a number of tools to embed into websites, which enable the tracking of users and non-users across domains.||–||1 Year|
|YSC||Targetting||YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.||–||0|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||Targetting||This cookie is used as a unique identifier to track viewing of videos.||–||0|
|__atuvc||Targetting||This domain is owned by Addthis. The main business activity is: AddThis provides web widgets that site owners embed into their pages or other content, to enable visitors to create and share links to the content across social networks. They also make use of the data collected to provide advertisers and marketers with profile information for targeted, behavioural advertising.||–||396 Days|
|loc||Targetting||Stores the visitors geolocation to record location of sharer.||–||395 Days|
|__atuvs||Targetting||This domain is owned by Addthis. The main business activity is: AddThis provides web widgets that site owners embed into their pages or other content, to enable visitors to create and share links to the content across social networks. They also make use of the data collected to provide advertisers and marketers with profile information for targeted, behavioural advertising.||–||0 Days|
|xtc||Targetting||This domain is owned by AddThis. AddThis provides web widgets that site owners embed into their pages or other content to enable visitors to create and share links to the content across social networks. They also make use of the data collected to provide advertisers and marketers with profile information for targeted behavioral advertising.||–||0 Days|
|uvc||Targetting||Tracks how often a user interacts with AddThis.||–||0 Days|
8. Controlling Cookies: Your Preferences and Consent
We only use strictly necessary cookies on the initial loading of our Website as these cookies do not require your consent and they are strictly necessary for the operation of our Website.
The non-necessary cookies that we use on the Website (performance, social media and functionality cookies) require your consent before they can be set on your Device. We ask for your consent preferences using our cookies banner. Our cookies banner puts the choice in your hands and enables you to consent to all, some or none of these non-necessary cookies.
Once you set your cookie preferences, you can change your preferences or withdraw your consent at any time by clicking on our cookie icon.
9. Disabling and Deleting Cookies
You may also set your browser to disable cookies, but this action may block our strictly necessary cookies and prevent our Website from functioning properly, and you may not be able to fully utilise all of the Website’s features and services. Manufacturer’s instructions for managing your browser cookie preferences can be found via the following links: