Cookies Policy

When you read about Womble Bond Dickinson on this website, we are either referring to our international combination, Womble Bond Dickinson (International) Limited or one of its member firms, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP and Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP, each of which is a separately constituted and regulated legal entity. Womble Bond Dickinson (International) Limited does not practise law. This policy applies to the UK website only (the Site).

Cookies are small text files stored on your computing device when you visit a website and may be used to enable websites to run effectively or to identify your device whenever you return to a website.

Our Site uses cookies in order to make it easier to use, to support the provision of relevant information and functionality to you, as well as to provide us with information about how our Site is used. The types of cookies we currently use on our Site are set out below. Certain cookies may be set as soon as you visit this Site.

By using this Site you agree to our use of cookies.

You can choose to manage the cookies we use on this Site through your browser settings at any time. Preventing cookies is likely to affect our ability to update this Site to cater for user preferences and improve its performance.

The information below distinguishes between “first-party and third-party cookies”. Whether a cookie is first or third party refers to the domain placing the cookie. First- party cookies are those used by this Site. Third-party cookies that are set by a domain other than this Site. If you visit this Site and another entity sets a cookie through it, this would be a third- party cookie.

Cookie Category Details
Strictly necessary Generally these cookies will be essential first-party session cookies, and if persistent or third party, there should be a good justification for this. Not all first-party session cookies will fall into the ‘strictly necessary’ category for the purposes of the legislation. Strictly necessary cookies will generally be used to store a unique identifier to manage and identify the user as unique to other users currently viewing the website, in order to provide a consistent and accurate service to the user.


This Site uses strictly necessary cookies to:


·         Remember previous actions (e.g. user entered text) when navigating back to a page in the same session

·         Load balancing session cookies for the duration of a session. Third-party social plug-in content sharing cookies (for members of a social network who have already logged in) which do not track users.

Performance Performance cookies allow us to update this Site to cater for Site user preferences and improve performance. They collect information about how this Site is used (for example, which pages users visit most often and where error messages are delivered). These cookies don’t collect information that identifies individuals. All information is aggregated and therefore anonymous.


This Site uses performance cookies to:


  • Provide statistics on how this Site is used (including selections that you have made and services that you have viewed, during your use of this Site)
  • Gather non-user specific technical data regarding usage of this Site and provide statistics on how our Site is used
  • Help us improve this Site by measuring any errors that occur
  • Test different designs of our Site

·         We use Google Analytics for these purposes (please see below for further information).

Functional Functional cookies allow this Site to remember choices you make, and any customisations you make to Site pages during your visit. They are necessary to provide features and services specific to individual users.


This Site uses functional cookies to:


  • Remember that you have been provided with our cookie information and consent notification
  • Fulfil a request by a user, such as using social media to share content on this Site
  • Remember the selected country/location and language
Targeting Targeting cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to user interests.


These cookies are usually third-party cookies.


This Site uses targeting cookies:


·         To collect browsing habits in order to target relevant adverts to the users on other websites. This is called remarketing


·         In conjunction with a service implemented by the Site to increase functionality, such as adding a site to the user’s social network and providing maps.


Cookie Type Details
Persistent Persistent cookies remain on a device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.
Session Session cookies contain information that is stored in a temporary memory location and then subsequently deleted after the session is completed or the web browser is closed. This cookie stores information that the user has inputted and tracks the movements of the user within the website. A session cookie is also known as transient cookie.


What are the specific cookies used on

Cookie name Purpose Category First party or third party cookie? Session or persistent?
eucookielaw Remembers the state of visitor acceptance to the EU Cookie Law banner. Performance First Session – 30 days
akm_mobile Remembers whether or not a user wishes to view the mobile version of a site. Performance First Session – 3.5 days
jpp_math_pass Remembers if a user has successfully completed a math captcha to prove that they’re a real human. Performance First Session one day


For further information about Google analytic, visit:

Google has developed the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on for the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, dc.js).

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