Cookie Policy

Use of cookies on LegalPracticeCompanion.com

1. What are cookies?

A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a Web site, that site’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each Web site can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a Web site to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. Browsers are usually set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you may alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our site will not function as effectively when viewed by the users. A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive or pass on computer viruses.

2. Why are cookies are used on Bloomsbury Professional websites?

Bloomsbury Professional takes visitors and customers privacy very seriously and only uses cookies responsibly, where they are necessary.

The main reasons we use cookies are as follows:

a)    To provide user functionality on the website including comments, contact forms, social media and other features.

b)    In use in shopping carts to record and process your purchases.

c)    For statistical purposes so we can improve the functionality, content and use friendliness of our websites.

3. How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?

As you visit and browse our Web site, the site uses cookies to differentiate you from other users. In some cases, we also use cookies to prevent you from having to log in more than is necessary for security. Cookies, in conjunction with our Web server’s log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our Web site and which parts of the site are most popular. This helps us gather feedback to constantly improve our Web site and better serve our clients. Cookies do not allow us to gather any personal information about you and we do not intentionally store any personal information that your browser provided to us in your cookies.

4. Managing, deleting and blocking cookies

Cookies are sent to your browser by a website and then stored in a cookie directory on your computer. Common internet browsers are Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera.

You can change your cookie preferences and delete cookies usually in the Options, Privacy and Security settings of your browser.

You can also choose to block all cookies, but be aware that this may limit the functionality of many websites.

For more information on how to manage the cookie preferences (including how to limit, block or delete cookies) please see the Help section on your specific browser.

You may find this website useful: http://www.aboutcookies.org/

5. List of the main cookies used on LegalPracticeCompanion.com

Below is a list of the main cookies used on this website and their use. It is not a completely up to date list – we will continue to add to it as we receive more information and as we add additional functionality to our website.

Cookies for general website functionality

Cookie Name Description and Use
comment_author_ Set when you add a blog comment. Contains a randomly generated number. Remembers when you return to make it easier to add future comments.
comment_author_email Set when you add a blog comment. Contains a randomly generated number. Remembers when you return to make it easier to add future comments.
popup_domination_hide_lightbox Set so you do not repeatedly see the free gift opt-in box on every page and every visit to the website. Lasts  7 days.
ASP.NET_SessionId Set when you visit bloomsburyprofessional.com to track and process the shopping cart.
MCS2_CartID Set when you visit bloomsburyprofessional.com to track and process the shopping cart.
evp_ Use by Easy Video Player for measurement and statistical purposes.

 

Cookie Name Description and Use
PHPSESSIDib_cookieie_cookieif_cookie

ip_cookie

ite_cookie

fbs_cookie

Recommend – Reward ButtonThese cookies are used in the script that allows you to recommend the website to your friends by Twitter and Facebook and then receive a free gift to download.

 

Cookies for measuring use of website

We use Google Analytics to measure activity on the website in order to improve performance, user friendliness and content. Some of the common cookies used by Google Analytics are listed below. You can find out more by visiting the Google Analytics site.

Click here for more information on cookies set by Google Analytics.

Cookie Name Description and Use
_utma Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: 2 years
_utmb Typical content: randomly generated numberExpires: 30 minutes
_utmc Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: when user exits browser
_utmz Typical content: randomly generated number and information about how the page was reached (eg directly or via a link, organic search or paid search)
Expires: 6 months
__utmmobile Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: 2 years

 

6. Use of third party cookies on Bloomsbury Professional websites

Most cookies set on Bloomsbury Professional websites are first party – set directly by own website. However you may also find some third party cookies that are not directly related to Bloomsbury Professional.

When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or social bookmarking websites, you may have cookies set from these websites. Bloomsbury Professional does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these.

NB: Bloomsbury Professional does not pass any of your personal data to these third party websites.