Cookies Policy: Update November 2020

1. Scope of this Policy 

We ("William Fry", "we", "our" and "us") respect the privacy of all visitors to our website, www.williamfry.com ("Website").

This is our policy on the use of cookies on the Website. We may update this policy from time to time to reflect any changes in technology or legislation affecting the way we use cookies.  Any updates to this policy will be posted to this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure you are happy with our use of the cookies and to learn more about how you can update your cookies preferences. 

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. 

4. Why Do We Use Cookies?

Our Website uses cookies to:

  • 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

visid_incap_1955013

Strictly necessary

This is used by Incapsula Imperva for security and to prevent DDOS attacks. Allows Incapsula Imperva to identify website visitors as part of a security filtration process.

-

12 months 4 days

incap_ses_1095_1955013

Strictly necessary

This is used by Incapsula Imperva for security purposes.

-

Session

ASP.NET_Sessionid

Strictly necessary

This is a general purpose platform session cookie used by websites written with Microsoft .NET based technologies. Usually used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server.

Link to further details

Session

sf-trckingckie

Functionality

This is a Sitefinity CMS cookie which logs the pages the user visits.

Link to further details

6 months

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

CookieScriptConsent

Strictly necessary

This is used by Cookie-Script.com to remember visitor cookie consent preferences. This cookie is necessary for our Website cookies banner to work properly.

-

1 month

_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 minute

UserMatchHistory

Social media

This is used by LinkedIn.com to track visitors so that more relevant ads can be presented based on the visitor's preferences

Link to further details

1 month

bcookie

Social media

This is a Microsoft MSN cookie used for sharing the content of the Website via social media.

Link to further details

2 years

lissc

Social media

This is used by LinkedIn.com to ensure there is correct SameSite attribute for all cookies in that browser.

Link to further details

1 year

lidc

Social media

This is a Microsoft MSN cookie that ensures the proper functioning of the Website.

-

1 day

bscookie

Social media

This is used by LinkedIn.com for tracking the use of embedded services.

Link to further details

2 years

lang

Functionality

This is used by.ads.linkedin.com to remember a user's language setting.

Link to further details

Session

lang

Functionality

This is used by linkedin.com to remember a user's language setting.

Link to further details

Session

 

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. 

Cookies Icon

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:   

10. More Information and Questions 

More information about how we protect and process your personal data can be found in our Website Privacy Statement. If you have any questions about this policy, please contact us at dpqueries@williamfry.com