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Introduction 

We use cookies on our Website for identification and analysis purposes. By using the Website you have consented to the storing and accessing of cookies on your device.

This cookie policy (“Cookie Policy “) is intended to inform you how we use “cookies” and similar technologies and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our Website. Please take a moment to read and understand this Cookie Policy. This Cookie Policy should also be read in conjunction with our Privacy Policy.

Cookies and similar technologies are very small text documents or pieces of code, which often include an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website or use a mobile application, a computer asks your computer or mobile device for permission to store this file on your computer or mobile device and access information from it. Information gathered through cookies may include the date and time of visits and how you are using our Website.

We use cookies  as part of our Website and they are also used by some of our third party partners.

For more details on cookies and similar technologies please visit All About Cookies. For the purposes of the remaining sections of this Cookie Policy we will refer to all technologies using the above features as “cookies”. 

You consent to Blackstone Chambers Limited using cookies

By continuing to use our Website, you are deemed to consent to our use of the cookies described in this Cookie Policy. If you do not consent to us using cookies then please read the next section.

You can block cookies

You can block the use of cookies by activating the relevant settings in your browser or by following the links below. For more information on cookie management and blocking cookies for a wide variety of browsers, visit All About Cookies

What happens when you block cookies

In order to use some parts of our Website you will need to accept cookies. If you choose to withhold consent, or subsequently block cookies, some aspects of our Website may not work properly and you may not be able to access all or part of our Website.

What we do with cookies

Strictly Necessary Cookies

We use cookies where they are essential for the operation of the Website, for example to remember that you are signed in to the Website.

Session Cookies

We use cookies to allow the Website to uniquely identify your browsing session on our Website, which allows us to coordinate this information with data from our Website server.

Analytics

We use “analytics” cookies. These, along with other information, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people using the Website and which features of our Website are most popular.

We use this information to improve the Website. We do not generally store any Information that you provide to us in a cookie.

More information

Please see below for more information about the individual cookies used in the Website and the purposes for which they are used:

Session ID

A session cookie is created when a user logs in to the site. This is destroyed when the user logs out.

Shortlist

This cookie is used to store selected 'shortlist' flagged content on the /barristers page

Google Analytics 

These cookies enable us to store information such as the time you visit our website, whether you have visited before and the website that you visited prior to visiting our website. They distinguish users but do not identify them.

  • _ga - This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. It is set to expire after 2 years by default,
  • _gid - A Google Universal analytics cookie. It is used to store Session ID and to group the entire session’s activity together for each user

For more information about Google Analytics please see here. 

CSRF Token

Standard practice for security purposes when submitting form data on the site

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