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:

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:


Cookie Type Retention Period Description
__UTMZ Persistent 6 months This is a campaign cookie which identifies how the user reached the website
__UTMT Persistent 10 minutes This throttle request rates
__UTMB Persistent 30 minutes

This identifies new sessions

__UTMC Session The duration of the session  This identifies the end of the session
__UTMA Persistent 2 years This distinguishes between users and sessions
complianceCookie Persistent - This records your consent for use of cookies on this site

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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