When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, your computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.
These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:
- recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested
- measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast
- analysing anonymised data to help us understand how people interact with our websites so we can make them better
You can manage these small files and learn more about them from the article, Internet Browser cookies- what they are and how to manage them
Learn how to remove cookies set on your device
There are two types of cookie you may encounter when using this site:
First party cookies: these are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our site.
Third party cookies: these are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site, for example Facebook or Twitter have their own cookies, which are controlled by them.
First party cookies
We will endeavour to let you know before we store a cookie on your computer.
Cookies set by the Law website
This cookie is used to remember whether you wish to view the cookie notice or not.
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Third party cookies
We use a number of suppliers who may also set cookies on their websites’ on its behalf. Neither the Faculty of Law, nor its associated or affiliated Centres control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these.
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
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These cookies are used by Google to store user preferences and information when viewing pages with Google maps on them.
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Log files allow us to record visitors’ use of the site. The Web Team puts together log file information from all our visitors, which we use to make improvements to the layout of the site and to the information in it, based on the way that visitors move around it. Log files do not contain any personal information about you.
If you receive the HTML-formatted version of a newsletter, your opening of the newsletter email is notified to us and saved. Your clicks on links in the newsletter are also saved. These and the open statistics are used in aggregate form to give us an indication of the popularity of the content and to help us make decisions about future content and formatting.
Linking to another site from the our website
Our website contains links to other sites, mainly those of other government departments, but also to those of other third parties. Neither the Faculty of Law, nor its associated or affiliated Centres are responsible for the privacy practices within any of these other sites. You should be aware of this when you leave our website and we encourage you to read the privacy statements on other websites you visit.