To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another or to measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs, these cookies aren’t used to identify you personally.

Find out more about how to manage cookies.

How do we use cookies?

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use aldersonlaw.co.uk We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.

Google Analytics stores information about:

We don’t collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are.

Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

_ga – This helps us count how many people visit aldersonlaw.co.uk by tracking if you’ve visited before – Expires in 2 years

_gid – This helps us count how many people visit aldersonlaw.co.uk by tracking if you’ve visited before – Expires in 24 hours

_gat – Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made – Expires in 10 minutes

_utma – Like _ga, this lets us know if you’ve visited before, so we can count how many of our visitors are new to aldersonlaw.co.uk or to a certain page – Expires in 2 years

_utmb – This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on aldersonlaw.co.uk – Expires 30 minutes

_utmc – This works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser – Expires when your browser closes

_utmz – This tells us how you reached aldersonlaw.co.uk (for example from another website or a search engine) – Expires in 6 months

Google Maps sets the following cookies:

APISID, SSID, HSID, NID, SID, SAPISID, SIDCC

Various unique identifiers most of which expire 10 years after you last visit. Google set a number of cookies on any page that include a Google Map. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users.

Other cookies:

DYNSRV – Added by our load balancer to track which web server to send the visitor to. Its purpose is to improve the performance of the website.

How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.