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Cookies

Website operators and other online providers are required to provide internet users with clear and comprehensive information about the cookies which will be stored on their hard drives as a result of visiting the website and must obtain specific and informed consent to their use from visitors to the site. We can draft a cookie policy that is specific to your website and the cookies it uses. We can also advise you to ensure your website complies with the law relating to cookies.

A cookie is a small text file which is downloaded by a website provider or advertiser onto a visitor’s hard drives when they visit an internet site.  Cookies collect a wide range of information about internet users and, as a result of pressure from the EU, are subject to the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations.

Website operators should carry out a cookie audit to ascertain what type of cookies they are using, the type of information collected, the lifespan of cookies, the purpose of those cookies, how intrusive those cookies are and whether third parties are able to implant cookies on the website. 

A visitor to a website should give its specific and informed consent by some form of active means.  Consent can be implied but the provider must inform the user that a specific action on his part will be so interpreted and the provider must satisfy himself that the user’s actions constitute an indirect expression of the user’s consent to the setting of cookies.

Types of cookies:

  • Persistent cookies: these cookies remain on a user’s device for a period of time. They are activated every time that the user visits the website that created that type of cookie.
  • Session cookies: these cookies are temporary and allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window.

There are four main categories of cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies: these are cookies which are required for the operation of a website. They allow visitors to move around the website easily and use its features.  An example of such a cookie is an online shopping basket.
  • Performance cookies: these cookies collect anonymous data about the visitor to help the website operator to count the number of visitors to the site, track what pages visitors look at, and how a visitor uses the site.
  • Functionality cookies: these cookies collect identifiable data about a visitor such as namelocation, or language to improve the functionality of the website by providing personal features.  For instance, your name is recalled so that you can be greeted by name if you return to the site or your location is remembered so that a website can provide local travel or weather reports.
  • Targeting cookies: these cookies record a person’s visit to a website, the pages visited and the links followed. The information collected is used to deliver certain adverts relevant to the visitor’s interests, previous selections or searches, and browsing habits.  Information is often shared with third parties such as advertisers.

Our specialist IT Solicitors can advise you in relation to cookie policies.  We are able to draft the documents that your website will require in relation to cookie policies.  We can draft an appropriate cookie policy for your website which provides each visitor with prominent, clear and comprehensive information about the use of cookies so that its implied consent can be deemed to have been given. 

We can also advise you on obtaining consent from visitors to your website for the cookies used on your website.

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Our Approach & Our Experience

Our ethos is to provide our clients with an alternative to the major regional and national firms by offering high quality legal advice from highly experienced, specialist solicitors, but on a much more cost-effective basis.

We work closely with our clients to ensure that we meet their expectations both in terms of their objectives for a particular piece of work and in relation to costs. We are easy to deal with, clear in our advice and understand that a common sense approach is often required. As standard practice, we give our clients an estimate of the costs involved in undertaking any piece of work at the outset. We can then provide costs updates on a regular basis. In addition, where appropriate, we are happy to discuss other pricing models (for example, fixed fees and retainer arrangements) if that is helpful to you.

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Our Promise & Core Values

Our Promise

The Myerson Promise - Our Partners, team of lawyers and support staff commit to giving our clients more.

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To always give you clear, jargon-free advice.
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To be completely transparent about our fees from the outset.
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Progress every matter in an efficient and timely matter.

Our Core Values

Our core values are at the centre of everything we do.

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We are always professional but ensure that we are friendly and approachable.
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We are determined and enthusiastic about supporting our clients and our people.
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We willingly take responsibility and can be relied on to be commercial, effective and efficient.

Meet Our Specialists

Home-grown or recruited from national, regional or City firms. Our specialists are experts in their fields and respected by their peers.

Mohammed Akeel Latif

Mohammed Akeel Latif

Akeel is a Partner and Head of the Corporate Commercial department at Myerson

Andrew Brown

Andrew Brown

Andrew is a Partner in our Corporate Commercial department

Carla Murray

Carla Murray

Carla is a Partner in our Corporate Commercial department

Scott Sands

Scott Sands

Scott is a Partner in our Corporate and Commercial department

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Please send us your enquiry using this enquiry form, or you can send us an email to lawyers@myerson.co.uk