Cookie Policy

What is a ‘cookie’?

Cookies are small electronic files which are transferred to users’ devices when they visit a website. They allow a website to recognise a device so that users’ behaviour on the website can be analysed.

Use of cookies is covered by the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003.

Are cookies common?

Cookies are commonly used on most websites to assist the owners of the websites in managing, maintaining and improving them, as well as for personalising user’s online experience. In some cases cookies are vital to the provision of online services.

About the cookies used on this website

Holmes & Hills uses the following type of cookies:

_gcl_auThis cookie is used by Google Analytics to understand user interaction with the website.2 monthsAnalytics
_gaThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.2 yearsAnalytics
_gidThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.1 dayAnalytics
_gat_UA-3484776-6This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.1 minutePerformance
test_cookieThis cookie is set by The purpose of the cookie is to determine if the users' browser supports cookies.15 minutes Advertisement
UserMatchHistoryLinkedin - Used to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor's preferences.4 weeksOther
langThis cookie is used to store the language preferences of a user to serve up content in that stored language the next time user visit the website.Functional
lidcThis cookie is set by LinkedIn and used for routing.1 dayFunctional
_fbpThis cookie is set by Facebook to deliver advertisement when they are on Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising after visiting this website.2 monthsAdvertisement
frThe cookie is set by Facebook to show relevant advertisements to the users and measure and improve the advertisements. The cookie also tracks the behaviour of the user across the web on sites that have Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugin.2 monthsAdvertisement
bcookieThis cookie is set by LinkedIn. The purpose of the cookie is to enable LinkedIn functionalities on the page.2 yearsFunctional
bscookieThis cookie is a browser ID cookie set by Linked share Buttons and ad tags.2 yearsAdvertisement
lisscnull1 yearOther
MUIDUsed by Microsoft as a unique identifier. The cookie is set by embedded Microsoft scripts. The purpose of this cookie is to synchronise the ID across many different Microsoft domains to enable user tracking.1 yearAdvertisement
_uetsidThese cookies are used to collect analytical information about how visitors use the website. This information is used to compile report and improve site.1 dayAnalytics
_uetvidnull2 weeksOther

Holmes & Hills uses only first party cookies on its websites. This means that cookies on this website are set only by Holmes & Hills LLP and no other party.

Persistent cookies are stored on a user’s device between sessions on the website. Should a user visit this site twice during the period for which cookie data is retained, using the same device, the device will be remembered and will be identified as returning.

Session cookies are stored on a user’s device for as long as the user is visiting the site. The session cookie expires at the end of the browsing session.

Holmes & Hills uses the following specific cookies on this website:

Except for the cookie ‘complianceCookie’, those cookies in the above table are analytics cookies, utilised to assess the behaviour of visitors to this site and the effectiveness of this website’s performance. These cookies do not identify you. You and your browsing behaviour on this website remain anonymous. 

Turning off cookies

You can manage cookies via the settings tools provided by your internet browser software. Be aware that turning off cookies may impact your online user experience across a wide range of websites.

If you are happy for cookies to continue to be used and set on your devices, you do not need to take any action.

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