Cookie Notice

Effective from: 14 May 2020

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. Analytics Cookies

8. Advertising Cookies

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

10. Help and complaints

11. Changes to the notice

 

1. Introduction

This cookie notice (“notice”) applies to the use by Linklaters LLP (“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 Noticewhich 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 (including this notice) 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. We do not control these 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 (text files) 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 three types of cookies that we use, Necessary Cookies, Analytics Cookies and Advertising Cookies. These cookies perform different functions as explained below above the relevant cookies sections below.

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 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.

Please note that the Cookie Consent Tool contains descriptions of the different cookie owners however, the correct descriptions of the cookies themselves are set out below in paragraphs 6 to 8 inclusive.

6. Necessary Cookies
Purpose and/or activity Legal basis for processing
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. 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.

Amazon Web Services Cookies – Amazon Web Services is a cloud computing services provider

Name of the cookie Domain which sets the cookie What does the cookie do? First or third party cookie? Cookie retention period
AWSELB 10014.global.siteimproveanalytics.io This cookie relates to elastic load balancing, which helps ensure the availability of the Website. 3rd party Session

Linklaters Cookies – These are cookies which are owned and set by Linklaters

Name of the cookie Domain which sets the cookie What does the cookie do? First or third party cookie? Cookie retention period
JSESSIONID alumni.linklaters.com This is a general-purpose platform session cookie, used to maintain an anonymous user session. 1st party Session
LPS_Geo_Location careers.linklaters.com
linklaters.com
 
This cookie determines your location in order to load appropriate cultural content. 1st party 29 days
__RequestVerificationToken
relink.linklaters.com
linklaters.com
This cookie is an anti-forgery token, used to prevent unauthorised posting of content to a website.
1st party Session

MediaPlatform Cookies – MediaPlatform is a business broadcasting platform which we use to host videos

Name of the cookie Domain which sets the cookie What does the cookie do? First or third party cookie? Cookie retention period
AWSELB
AWSELBCORS
gate.mediaplatform.com
linklaters.mediaplatform.com
mp563129linklaterspt.cdn.mediaplatform.com
 
These cookies relate to elastic load balancing, which helps ensure the availability of the Website. 3rd party Session
JSESSIONID linklaters.mediaplatform.com
mp563129linklaterspt.cdn.mediaplatform.com
 
This is a general-purpose platform session cookie, used to maintain an anonymous user session.
3rd party Session
Linklaters
gate.mediaplatform.com
This is currently under review and will be updated shortly.
This is currently under review and will be updated shortly. This is currently under review and will be updated shortly.
PHPSESSID gate.mediaplatform.com
This cookie maintains variables during a session.
3rd party Session
tpc-1587601212586
tpc-1587605322450
linklaters.mediaplatform.com These cookies allow third party cookies in order to facilitate, for example, embeds used for interactive content.
3rd party Session
Name of the cookie Domain which sets the cookie What does the cookie do? First or third party cookie? Cookie retention period
ai_session
linklaters.com This cookie is used to check the performance of the Website. It allows us, for example, to see what pages are loading slowly or if there is an issue with a browser. 1st party Session
ai_user linklaters.com This cookie is used to check the performance of the Website It allows us, for example, to see what pages are loading slowly or if there is an issue with a browser. 1st party 364 days
ApplicationGateway
Affinity
careers.linklaters.com
content.linklaters.com
relink.linklaters.com
lpslive.linklaters.com
linklaters.com
This is a cookie which is generated by the Microsoft Azure platform, to enable a request to be routed from one server to another, which helps ensure the availability of the Website.
1st party Session
ASP.NET_SessionId
careers.linklaters.com
relink.linklaters.com
linklaters.com
This is a general-purpose platform session cookie used to identify the user’s session. 1st party Session
Buid login.microsoftonline.com This Cookie provides Microsoft functionality.
3rd party 29 days
Esctx
login.microsoftonline.com This Cookie provides Microsoft functionality.
3rd party Session
ExternalIdpStateHash login.microsoftonline.com This Cookie provides Microsoft functionality. 3rd party Session
Fpc login.microsoftonline.com This Cookie provides Microsoft functionality. 3rd party 29 days
stsservicecookie login.microsoftonline.com This Cookie provides Microsoft functionality. 3rd party Session
x-ms-gateway-slice

login.microsoftonline.com

This Cookie provides Microsoft functionality. 3rd party Session

Passle Cookies - Passle enables an individual to share an article with their own commentary

Name of the cookie Domain which sets the cookie What does the cookie do? First or third party cookie? Cookie retention period
.PassleASPXANONYMOUS This is used for anonymous identification. It tracks the user's preferences from page to page where that user is not logged in. 3rd party 729 days
TrustArc – TrustArc provides the tool which allows you to manage your cookie choices (which is referred to as the Cookie Consent Manager in this Cookie Notice)
Name of the cookie Domain which sets the cookie What does the cookie do? First or third party cookie? Cookie retention period
cmapi_cookie_privacy
consent-pref.trustarc.com, prefmgr-cookie.truste-svc.net This cookie is used to help ensure the Website sets cookies in accordance with the choices you have made on the Cookie Consent Manager.
3rd party 12 months
cmapi_gtm_bl consent-pref.trustarc.com, prefmgr-cookie.truste-svc.net This cookie is used to help ensure the Website sets cookies in accordance with the choices you have made on the Cookie Consent Manager.
3rd party Session
cookie_3rdparty
consent-pref.trustarc.com, prefmgr-cookie.truste-svc.net This cookie is used to test if your browser allows third party cookies.
3rd party Session
JSESSIONID
consent-pref.trustarc.com, prefmgr-cookie.truste-svc.net This cookie is used to distinguish between different sessions of the Cookie Consent Manager.
3rd party Session
notice_gdpr_prefs consent-pref.trustarc.com, prefmgr-cookie.truste-svc.net This cookie indicates the choices you have made on the Cookie Consent Manager. 3rd party 13 months
notice_poptime
consent-pref.trustarc.com, prefmgr-cookie.truste-svc.net This cookie stores the last pop-up date and time of the Cookie Consent Manager. It is used to determine if Consent Manager should be shown again.
3rd party 13 months
pcookie
consent-pref.trustarc.com, prefmgr-cookie.truste-svc.net Where consent settings are set via the Cookie Consent Manager on a sub domain of the Website (e.g. careers.linklaters.com) these are automatically applied across the rest of the site.
3rd party Session
token_test
consent-pref.trustarc.com, prefmgr-cookie.truste-svc.net This cookie is used to notify the Cookie Consent Manager if the user’s browser allows third-party cookies. 3rd party Session

You Tube Cookies - You Tube is a video sharing platform on which Linklaters has a presence

Name of the cookie Domain which sets the cookie What does the cookie do? First or third party cookie? Cookie retention period
GPS youtube.com This cookie registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location. 3rd party 1 day or less
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE youtube.com This cookie tries to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos. This cookie is set by YouTube to keep track of user preferences for YouTube videos embedded in websites; it can also determine whether the website visitor is using the new or old version of the YouTube interface. 3rd party 179 days
YSC youtube.com This cookie registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen. 3rd party Session
7. Analytics Cookies
Purpose and/or activity Legal basis for processing
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. Consent

Google Cookies - We use Google Tag Manager which runs Google Analytics to analyse traffic to our Website in order to improve our Website and the Website user’s experience

Name of the cookie Domain which sets the cookie What does the cookie do? First or third party cookie? Cookie retention period
_ga linklaters.com This cookie is used to distinguish users. It is used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the Website’s analytics reports.
1st party 729 days
_gat
_gat_UA-31054921-10
_gat_gtag_UA_137188322_1
_gat_gtag_UA_31054921_12
 
linklaters.com These cookies control the request rate made to Google Analytics. 1st party 1 day or less
_gid linklaters.com This cookie is used to distinguish users.
1st party 1 day or less
_utma alumni.linklaters.com This cookie distinguishes between users and sessions. It is used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics. 1st party 729 days
_utmb
alumni.linklaters.com This cookie determines new sessions and visits. 1st party 1 day or less
_utmc alumni.linklaters.com This cookie enables interoperability with the older version of Google Analytics code. In this older version this was used in combination with the __utmb cookie to identify new sessions/visits for returning visitors.
1st party Session
_utmt alumni.linklaters.com This cookie is used to control the request rate for the Google Analytics service, limiting the collection of data on high traffic websites. 1st party 1 day or less
_utmz
alumni.linklaters.com This cookie identifies the source of traffic to the Website - so Google Analytics can tell us where visitors came from when arriving on the Website. 1st party 182 days

Sitecore Cookies – Sitecore is the platform on which our Website operate

Name of the cookie Domain which sets the cookie What does the cookie do? First or third party cookie? Cookie retention period
SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL_COOKIE careers.linklaters.com
relink.linklaters.com
linklaters.com
 
This cookie identifies repeat visits to the Website by the same user. 1st party 3649 days

Siteimprove Cookies – We use Siteimprove to analyse traffic to our Website in order to improve our Website and the Website user’s experience

Name of the cookie Domain which sets the cookie What does the cookie do? First or third party cookie? Cookie retention period
nmstat careers.linklaters.com
relink.linklaters.com
linklaters.com
 
This cookie records information on what subpages of the Website the visitor views. 1st party 999 days
siteimproveses 10014.global.siteimproveanalytics.io
This cookie records statistical data on visitors' behaviour on the Website. It is used for internal analytics.
3rd party Session
8. Advertising Cookies
Purpose and/or activity Legal basis for processing
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 which are facilitated by cookies dropped by AddThis.com Consent

AppNexus Cookies - We use Appnexus to provide digital advertising

Name of the cookie Domain which sets the cookie What does the cookie do? First or third party cookie? Cookie retention period
anj adnxs.com
This cookie contains data denoting whether a cookie ID is synced with AppNexus partners. If the ID is synced partners can use data they hold on the Appnexus platform.
3rd party 89 days
uuid2 adnxs.com This cookie records, for example, how often people click on or view advertisements.

 

89 days

LinkedIn Cookies – LinkedIn is a social network on which Linklaters has a presence

Name of the cookie Domain which sets the cookie What does the cookie do? First or third party cookie? Cookie retention period
bcookie
bscookie
 
linkedin.com This cookie is used by LinkedIn for security purposes such as user authentication, fraud prevention and to prevent account hacking. 3rd party 730 days
lang

ads.linkedin.com

linkedin.com

This cookie sets the default location/language. 3rd party Session
lidc linkedin.com This cookie is used by LinkedIn for routing. 3rd party 1 day or less
lissc linkedin.com This cookie ensures other cookies are working correctly following a change made to Google Chrome. 3rd party 364 days
UserMatchHistory   This cookie is used to track conversions, retarget visitors, and unlock additional insights about visitors interacting with Linklaters advertisements. It helps enable functionality of the LinkedIn Marketing Solutions products. 3rd party  29 days

Vimeo – We use Vimeo to host videos on our Website

Name of the cookie Domain which sets the cookie What does the cookie do? First or third party cookie? Cookie retention period
vuid vimeo.com This is a cookie which checks user access before the video plays. 3rd party 729 days

Vuture Cookies – We use Vuture in order to assess the effectiveness of the marketing emails we create

Name of the cookie& Domain which sets the cookie What does the cookie do? First or third party cookie? Cookie retention period
intEmailHistoryId linklaters.vuture.net This cookie is used by the Vuture platform to uniquely identify you if you click our Website from a marketing email you have received from us. The cookie records the pages you visit on our Website and the time spent on each page. 3rd party 364 days
linklaters.vuture.net_VxSessionId linklaters.vuture.net This cookie is the backend of Vuture. This cookie is only present for people who use Vuture (i.e. create/send out mailings, etc.). 3rd party Session
vx-email-guid e.linklaters.com This cookie is used by the Vuture platform to uniquely identify you if you click our Website from a marketing email you have received from us. The cookie records the pages you visit on our Website and the time spent on each page.
1st party 365 days
9. 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.

10. Help and complaints

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

11. 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.