2 About cookies
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies may be either ‘persistent’ cookies or ‘session’ cookies. A persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date. A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.
3 Our cookies
We use both session and persistent cookies on this website. The names of the cookies that we use on our website, and the purposes for which they are used, are set out below:
- We use exp_csrf_token to protect against Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF). A CSRF attack forces a logged-on victim’s browser to send a forged http request, including the victim’s session cookie and any other automatically included authentication information, to a vulnerable web application. This allows the attacker to force the victim’s browser to generate requests the vulnerable application thinks are legitimate requests from the victim.
- We use exp_tracker which is a temporary cookie that remains in the browser’s folder of your computer until you close the browser. It contains the last five pages viewed and is typically used for form or error message returns.
- We use exp_last_visit which remains in your browser for one year and contains the date of your last visit.
- We use exp_last_activity which remains in your browser for one year and records the time of the last page load. It is used in conjunction with the exp_last_visit cookie.
- We use exp_sessionid which is used when cookie and session are set as the session type. It is used only for logged-in members.
4 Analytics cookies
We use Google Analytics as our analytics service provider, to analyse the use of our website. They generate statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies on our website. The analytics cookies used by our website have the following names: analytics.js, _ga (used to distinguish users) and _gat (used to throttle request rate).
5 Blocking cookies
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example:
- in Internet Explorer (version 11) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy” and then “Advanced”.
- in Firefox (version 47) you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy”, selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, and unticking “Accept cookies from sites”.
- in Chrome (version 52), you can block all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Content settings”, and then selecting “Block sites from setting any data” under the “Cookies” heading.
Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you may not be able to use all the features on our website.
6 Deleting cookies
You can delete cookies already stored on your computer. For example:
- in Internet Explorer (version 11), you must manually delete cookie files. You can find instructions for doing so at windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11.
- in Firefox (version 47), you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”, then selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, clicking “Show Cookies”, and then clicking “Remove All Cookies”.
- in Chrome (version 52), you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Clear browsing data”, and then selecting “Cookies and other site and plug-in data” before clicking “Clear browsing data”.
Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
7 Further Information
The website is owned and operated by 1GC and our principal place of business is at 10 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3BP.If you have any questions about this Policy or the information we hold about you, please contact the Chambers Director who is the designated Data Protection Officer. Their contact details are:
Address: Chambers Director, 1GC Management Limited, 10 Lincoln’s Inn Fields,
London WC2A 3BP
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7797 7900
1GC Management Limited
10 Lincoln’s Inn Fields
London WC2A 3BP
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7797 7900
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7797 7929
DX: 1034 Chancery Lane
This policy became operational on: [22/07/2021]
Last reviewed or updated: [30/06/2021]