Cookies Policy

Last Updated: December 11, 2019

McGuireWoods uses cookies on our website. This Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third parties we may partner with may use cookies on our site, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies.

What Are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files stored on your computer or mobile device. They are widely used to make websites work or improve the efficiency of a website. Cookies help with website functionality and user experience because websites can read and write to these text files, enabling the site to recognize you and remember important information that will make your use of the site more convenient (i.e., by remembering your language or font preference settings).

Cookies Used By Our Website

Our site may use the following cookies:

Strictly Necessary Cookies. These are cookies required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log in to secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services. Below is a description of the cookies of this type that we use on our website, including the retention period for such cookies.

Name Type Description Expiration
ASP.NET_SessionId Microsoft Application Session Cookie This general purpose platform session Cookie is used by sites written with Microsoft .NET-based technologies. It’s usually used to maintain an anonymized user session by the server. Session
CookieConsentScript Cookie Script Consent Cookie This anonymous cookie records preferences for visitors who agree to the use of cookies. 30 days

Analytics and Performance Cookies. These cookies allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they use it. This helps us improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. Below is a description of the cookies of this type that we use on our website, including the retention period for such cookies.

Name Type Description Expiration
__utma Google Analytics Persistent Cookie This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie lasts for 2 years by default and distinguishes between users and sessions. It it used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. The lifespan of the cookie can be customised by website owners. 2 years
__utmb Google Analytics Persistent Cookie This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie determines new sessions and visits and expires after 30 minutes. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Any activity by a user within the 30 minute life span will count as a single visit, even if the user leaves and then returns to the site. A return after 30 minutes will count as a new visit, but a returning visitor. 30 minutes
__utmc Google Analytics Session Cookie This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. It is not used in most sites but is set to enable interoperability with the older version of Google Analytics code known as Urchin. In this older versions this was used in combination with the __utmb cookie to identify new sessions/visits for returning visitors. When used by Google Analytics this is always a Session cookie which is destroyed when the user closes their browser. Where it is seen as a Persistent cookie it is therefore likely to be a different technology setting the cookie. Session
__utmt Google Analytics Persistent Cookie This cookie is set by Google Analytics. According to their documentation it is used to throttle the request rate for the service - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes. 10 minutes
__utmz Google Analytics Persistent Cookie This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour measure of site performance. This cookie identifies the source of traffic to the site - so Google Analytics can tell site owners where visitors came from when arriving on the site. The cookie has a life span of 6 months and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 6 months
_cfduid Siteimprove Analytics Persistent Cookie Cookie set by Siteimprove analytics service to remember actions and preferences including: traffic data, location and IP address, communication data, operating system, browser 1 year
_hjid Hot Jar Analytics Persistent Cookie Hotjar cookie. This cookie is set when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the random user ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behavior in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID. 1 year
_hjIncludedInSample Hot Jar Analytics Session Cookie This cookie is associated with web analytics functionality and services from Hot Jar, a Malta based company. It uniquely identifies a visitor during a single browser session and indicates they are included in an audience sample. Session
nmstat Hot Jar Analytics Persistent Cookie This cookie name is associated with the website analytics service provided by SiteImprove. It enables site owners to gather usage statistics about their websites. 3 years
siteimproveses Siteimprove Analytics Session Cookie Cookie set by Siteimprove analytics service to remember actions and preferences including: traffic data, location and IP address, communication data, operating system, browser. Session

Third Party/Embedded Cookies. Our sites make use of different third party applications and services to enhance the experience of website visitors. These include social media platforms such as Facebook or embedded content from Youtube and Vimeo. As a result, cookies may be set by these third parties, and used by them to track your online activity. We have no direct control over the information that is collected by these cookies.

Name Type Description Expiration
_fbp Facebook Targeting/Advertising Persistent Cookie Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers. 3 months
ANID YouTube Targeting/Advertising Persistent Cookie YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. 2 years
NID YouTube Targeting/Advertising Persistent Cookie This cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on. 6 months
APISID / HSID / SAPISID / SSIDC YouTube Targeting/Advertising Persistent Cookie YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. 3 months
DV YouTube Targeting/Advertising Persistent Cookie YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. 1 day

How to Manage, Disable or Opt-Out of Cookies Used By This Site

You may refuse, accept or remove cookies from our website at any time by activating or accessing the Cookie preferences setting on your browser. To change your Cookie preferences or disable cookies altogether, refer to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html for information on commonly used browsers. Please be aware that if cookies are disabled or removed, not all features of this website may operate as intended.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

If you have questions or concerns or require further information, do not hesitate to contact info@mcguirewoods.com.

 

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