by Mills & Reeve

What are ‘cookies’?

Cookies are small text files that are stored by your web browser (for example, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Safari) on your computer or mobile device. For more detailed information about cookies visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/. You may disable the use of cookies by activating the setting on your web browser that allows you to control all or some cookies.

Our use of cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users. You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below:

Cookies from Google Analytics

  • _ _utma cookie - Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Default expiration time of this cookie is 14 months.
  • _ _utmb cookie – Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Default expiration time of this cookie is 30 minutes from set/update.
  • _ _utmc cookie – Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit. Default expiration time of this cookie is when a user ends their browser session.
  • _ _utmz cookie – Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Default expiration time of this cookie is 14 months.

More information about these cookies can be found on the Google Analytics website.

 Cookies from Squarespace CMS

  • Performance and analytics cookies – The CMS uses these cookies to determine if a user viewed a page on the website. The CMS also use it to provide insights regarding our user’s performance, such as page views, conversion rates, device information, visitor IP addresses and referral sites.
  • Device identifiers – The CMS use device identifiers to track, analyse and improve the performance of their services and their ads.
  • Pixels - A pixel tag, or pixel, is a small piece of code that can be embedded on websites and emails. The CMS use pixels to learn how a user interacts with our site pages and emails, and this information helps the CMS and their ad partners provide their users with a more tailored experience. For example, if you visit a Squarespace page related to music, a pixel will help the CMS to show the user an ad for that page when the user later visits a music news site.

You can find out more about Squarespace’s cookie policy by visiting - https://www.squarespace.com/cookie-policy/ 

Your browser and your cookie settings

Your web browsers normally track your information by using various technical tools such as cookies, IP addresses, HTTP referrer, tracking scripts, user agents and browser fingerprinting. You always have an option to delete, block or allow your web browsers to track your information. Follow the links below to find useful guides on browser cookie collection and how you can manage your browser’s cookies;

  • View Google Chrome’s guide here.
  • View Mozilla Firefox’s guide here.
  • View Safari’s guide here.
  • View Internet Explorer’s guide here.