Cookie policy


1: INTRODUCTION

1.1 This cookie policy (‘Cookie Policy’) is issued by Withers LLP, Withers Bergman LLP and their affiliated partnerships, offices, undertakings, affiliates and alliances, including Withers Australia, Withers BVI, Withers 衛達仕, Studio Legale Associato con Withers LLP, Withers Japan, Zeirishi Houjin and Withers Tax Advisory LLP authorised to practice under the name ‘Withers’ or ‘Withersworldwide’ (and references to ‘Withers’, ‘we’ or ‘us’ are to one or more of those partnerships, offices and undertakings, as appropriate). It sets out how Withers use cookies and similar tracking technologies (“Cookies”) when you access our website and our online services (‘Website’). You should also check our Privacy Policy regarding how we use your information generally.

1.2 By using this Website or accessing our online services, you consent to us using Cookies as described in this Policy.

2: WHAT ARE COOKIES?

2.1 Cookies are small pieces of information sent by the web server that hosts our Website to the web browser on the computer or device you use to access this Website (e.g. Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome or Firefox). These cookies enable our computer server to collect information from the browser on your device about your browsing activity when using your device to access our Website.

3: HOW WE USE COOKIES

3.1 We use Cookies to help us better understand how our Website is used and provide a more user-friendly experience. For example, using knowledge of your previous Website visits, we can tailor content to match your particular needs and interests when you revisit our Website. Please note that Cookies are not used by us to collect sensitive personal data or financial details such as credit card information. You can disable cookies using the settings on your web browser although this may affect your ability to get full use of all the features on our Website.

4: COOKIE TYPES

4.1 The following describes the Cookies that we may use and what they are used for:

4.2 STRICTLY NECESSARY COOKIES: Some Cookies are essential in order to enable you to navigate our Website and use special features you require. Where such Cookies are strictly necessary to receive a particular service you have asked for (e.g. secure extranet access) or to enable you to view or use our Website, we do not need to ask your permission to use them.

4.3 PERFORMANCE COOKIES: These Cookies collect information about user visits to our Website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often. Some of these Performance Cookies are ‘analytics’ cookies, using third party software tools, which help us understand more about how our Website is used. For example, we use Google Analytics to help us monitor visitor traffic to our Website. Performance Cookies do not collect information that personally identifies a visitor by name so our use of them should not impact on your privacy.

4.4 FUNCTIONALITY COOKIES: This describes Cookies that allow our Website to remember information from your previous visit, such as details you previously submitted or your previously stated preferences. For example, when you complete a registration form and you tick the ‘Remember Me’ checkbox, we will use a Cookie to remember your details if you complete another form without you having to re-enter them. These Cookies may also be used to provide services you request such as newsletters or publications. Such a cookie may also be used to set the background image across the Website. This will remember which image was displayed to you the last time you visited our Website and will display the next image (in a set order) on your next visit.

4.5 THIRD PARTY COOKIES: Our Website may also allow third parties to download cookies to your device. For example if you choose to ‘share’ a page or article from our Website with friends through a third party site such as a LinkedIn and Twitter, you may be sent cookies from these third party websites which we have no control over. You should check the third party website’s privacy policy or terms of use for more information about their use of cookies.

5: MORE INFORMATION

5.1 If you need any more information regarding our use of Cookies please contact us at webmaster@withersworldwide.com.