Cookie Notice

Effective from: 24 January 2022

1. Introduction

2. Who is the controller for the personal data processed?

3. What is a cookie?

4. What types of cookies do we use and how long do they last?

5. Consent

6. Necessary Cookies

7. Functional Cookies

8. Analytics Cookies

9. Advertising Cookies

10. How to block all cookies and the consequences of this

11. Help and complaints

12. Changes to the notice

1. Introduction

This cookie notice (“notice”) applies to the use by Linklaters of cookies and other similar technologies on the Linklaters website www.linklaters.com, (“Website”). The purpose of this notice is to provide you with information about what cookies are and how they work. It also explains what cookies we use, what they do and how you can control what cookies we use when you visit our Website. This notice should be read alongside our Global Website Notice which gives full details of how and why we use your personal information when you are using this website and provides details about your legal rights in relation to your personal information and how to contact us if you have a complaint.

The Website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect personal data relating to children. References in this notice to “you” or “your” are references to individuals who use the Website.

2. Who is the controller for the personal data processed?

A “controller” is a person or organisation who alone or jointly determines the purposes for which, and the manner in which, any personal data is, or is likely to be, processed. This notice is issued on behalf of Linklaters LLP as controller. Unless we notify you otherwise Linklaters LLP is the controller for your personal data.

References in this notice to “Linklaters”, “we”, “us” or “our” are references to Linklaters LLP and the other “Linklaters BCR Group Entities” (as defined in and listed in schedule 2 of our Binding Corporate Rules (“BCRs”), which can be found on our Website at www.linklaters.com/en/legal-notices/privacy-portal. Linklaters LLP is a limited liability partnership established under English law whose registered office is at One Silk Street, London EC2Y 8HQ, England.

This Website includes links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. Where you have opted in to Functional Cookies, Analytics Cookies, and/ or Advertising Cookies, it may be possible for third-party websites to track your browsing behaviour when you leave the Website. You can opt out of these cookies at any time using our Cookie Consent Tool. We do not control third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our Website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.

3. What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device (e.g. computer, smartphone, electronic device which accesses the internet) when you visit a website. Cookies can be useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device, preferences and generally help to improve your online experience. You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu

4. What types of cookies do we use and how long do they last?

There are four types of cookies that we use, Necessary Cookies, Functional Cookies, Analytics Cookies and Advertising Cookies. These cookies perform different functions as explained below above the relevant cookies sections.

We use both first party and third-party cookies. First party cookies are set by the website you are visiting. Third party cookies are set by a domain which is different to the website you are visiting, an example of this is where cookies are placed on your device by AddThis.com when you share content from our Website on social media websites.

Cookies can be either session cookies or persistent cookies. Session cookies are cookies which are deleted when you close your internet browser. Persistent cookies stay in place after you have closed your browser, for example, a cookie which tracks whether you are a new or return visitor to the Website. Details on how long these cookies last for are set out in the relevant tables below.

5. Consent

Necessary Cookies will always be active on your device, but we ask for your consent to place Functional, Analytics and Advertising Cookies and other similar technologies on your device. If at any time you want to change your cookie settings, including withdrawing your consent to this processing, we would encourage you to do this via the link to our Cookie Consent Tool. You may need to refresh the page before the changes to the settings take effect. The link to our Cookie Consent Tool is also available at the foot of every page on the Website. 

6. Necessary Cookies

Necessary cookies are essential in order to provide you with the services you request on our Website and in order that we can comply with legal obligations such as our security obligations under data protection law. We do not need to ask for your consent in order to use these cookies as without them we would not be able to provide the services requested by you. These are always active on the Website.

Legal basis for processing: Necessary for our legitimate interests: It is in our interests to be able to provide our Website users with services they request and to enable the operation of our Website.

7. Functional Cookies

Functional cookies allow us to provide a better user experience on this site, such as by remembering your log-in details or optimising video performance.

Legal basis for processing: Consent.

8. Analytics Cookies

Analytics cookies collect information about things like how many people visit our Website, what parts of the Website people look at and how many new visitors we have to the Website. These cookies help us to monitor how effective our Website is and to improve it, tailoring it to our visitors.

Legal basis for processing: Consent.

9. Advertising Cookies

Advertising Cookies are used to provide you with access to content and information that you may be interested in, for example, we have links to our presence on social media sites where sharing of Linklaters' content on those sites is facilitated by cookies dropped by AddThis.com

Legal basis for processing: Consent.

 

10. How to block all cookies and the consequences of this

If you want to block all cookies, you may be able to do this through the settings in your browser for each browser you use and each device you use to access the internet. Please be aware that some areas of our Website may not work if your browser does not accept cookies. The “Help” function within your web browser should tell you how to make these changes, alternatively www.allaboutcookies.org provides further information on how to do this and on how to delete cookies.

11. Help and complaints

If you have any questions about this notice or the information we hold about you please contact data.protection@linklaters.com.

12. Changes to the notice

The first version of this notice was issued on 14 May 2020 and this notice was last updated on the “effective from” date (if any) on the cover page of this notice. Any prior versions of this notice can be obtained by contacting us at data.protection@linklaters.com.