Cookies are small data files that are stored on the hard drive of your computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone when you visit our website. They do not store any personal data about you or which could be used to identify you. We use cookies to help us understand how you interact with our website. By analysing this cookie data, we can work out how to improve the design of our website.

How we use cookies

We use a third party analytics tool called Google Analytics to collect and report on the data from these cookies. Google Analytics allows us to see how our visitors are interacting with our website. We are able to assess the number of visitors coming to our website, how they arrived at our website, what pages they navigated to and how long they spent on the various pages. No other information about you is collected or stored - please visit the Google Privacy Policy for more information.

We use a third party social media plug-in tool called AddThis. This allows visitors to our news pages to share any news articles they find interesting via the most popular social media bookmarking services.

Cookies we use on our website

We have audited the cookies used by our website, so you know exactly which cookies we are using, what data they are collecting and how we use the information they provide.

Third party cookies used on Thompsons website
Google Analytics

 Cookie 

Purpose

_utma

Determining a unique visitor. Each unique browser used to visit our website is issued this cookie. Any subsequent visits by the same browser are indentified as being from the same visitor - which assists in distinguishing between all and unique visits.
Expires: 2 Years

_utmb
_utmc

Determining a visitor session. When a visitor views a page on our website, Google Analytics attempts to rewrite the _utmb cookie and will expire after 30 minutes of no activity by the visitor. The _utmc expires when the visitor closes the browser. If either of these cookies is not present, Google Analytics knows the session has ended for that visitor.
Expires: 30 Minutes

_utmz

Determining traffic sources and navigation. This cookie contains referral information about how a visitor arrived at our website- E.g. via a search engine, by clicking an advert, a link in an email campaign, via a direct link, etc. It is also updated when vistors view our web pages, helping us understand how visitors are navigating around our website.
Expires: 6 Months

More information about Google Analytics cookies.

AddThis Social Bookmarking

 Cookie

Purpose

_atuvc

Social bookmarking. Our news pages contain a facility that allows you to share a link to the news article you find interesting across a wide range of social bookmarking services to which you may be subscribed.

More information about the AddThis privacy policy

How to opt-out of AddThis data collection

 

How to opt out of cookies

You have complete control over how to manage or delete cookies on your computer. 
Please visit AboutCookies.org if you wish to find out how to manage or delete cookies.

Please note, that in restricting or deleting cookies, some websites may not function correctly.

Further Information

If we change this Privacy Policy & Cookies information we will publish the amended version on our website. If you would like to receive a copy of it through the post or if you have any comments or questions, please write to us or send an email to Risk&ComplianceBirmingham@thompsons.law.co.uk.

Note: This Policy only applies to the information that we hold about private individuals, not about companies and other organisations.