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Cookie Policy

This policy sets out information about our use of Cookies on our website.

“We” or “us” means Stephens Scown LLP (registered company number OC356696).

Our registered address is Curzon House, Southernhay West, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1RS.

“Website” means https://www.stephens-scown.co.uk/.

We are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office as a data controller under number Z2594934.

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What is a cookie?

A ‘cookie’ is a type of data file that is stored on your device when you visit a website or perform actions while visiting a website. A cookie file contains information that is transferred to your device’s memory which is recalled when you revisit our site, or when you perform certain actions on your device. Where we refer to a cookie in this policy, this incorporates similar tracking technologies.

 

Necessary Cookies

When you first visit our website, we only use necessary cookies. This means that additional cookies (called “Optional Cookies” in this policy) won’t be used unless you agree to accept/enable all cookies, or select your own cookie preferences.

 

Optional Cookies

Optional cookies are used for analytical, performance, advanced functionality and advertising purposes. More information is set out in this policy. Optional cookies help us improve our website and we believe accepting all optional cookies provides you with the best user experience.

Cookies can be “First Party”, i.e. set by us, or “Third Party”, i.e. placed on your device by another organisation when you visit our website. Third-party cookies may be placed on your device by an organisation providing a service to us or by our business partners, so that they can advertise products and services to you on our website and elsewhere on the internet. Because of how cookies work, our website cannot access third-party cookies stored from other websites; nor can other organisations access the data in the cookies we use on our website.

 

Changing your preferences

You can select to accept/enable some or all of the optional cookies either within the settings of your own device or by selecting the option provided on our website.

 

How long will cookies stay on my device?

The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies should expire when you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your device until they expire after a set period or are deleted. For each of the cookies used on our website we have set out the duration in the tables below.

 

The Cookies we use on our website

Necessary Cookies

Necessary Cookies are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that allow page navigation or enable you to access certain areas of our website. Our website cannot function properly without these cookies. Necessary Cookies can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences but doing so may result in reduced or limited functionality of our website. In some circumstances our website may cease to function as intended if necessary cookies are disabled, deleted or otherwise altered. We do not accept any liability for any loss arising where necessary cookies are disabled, deleted or otherwise altered. We use the following necessary cookies:

Cookie Name

Purpose

Controller

Further Information (including duration of cookie)

PEPSESSID This cookie holds navigation, page id/information and variables crucial to the running of the website. Our cookie This cookie is session based and is deleted the next time you close your browser.
Comment_Author; and Commment_Author_email; and Comment_Author_URL. These three cookies are only installed if you post a comment against on of the news items or blogs found on our site. These cookies remember details of your and your comment so that, once the same is processed by us, it can be uploaded to our site. Our cookie

 

Optional Cookies

We and third parties like to use cookies on this website to enhance your user experience, personalise content and advertisements, provide social media features, and analyse the traffic/visitor actions on our website. Optional cookies help us to provide you with the experience we intend to provide when you browse our website and also allow us to improve our website and the service we provide.

We need to obtain your consent to use Optional cookies; this is usually by way of a pop-up notice. As set out in this policy, you can change your preference at any time.

 

Advanced functionality, Analytics and Performance

We use advanced functionality cookies to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

We use analytical/performance cookies to enable us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors use our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

We would like to use the following optional advanced functionality, analytics and performance cookies:

Cookie Name

Purpose

Controller

Further Information (including duration of cookie)

_ga   _gat   _gid  _hjid Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. Our cookie For further information, please visit: http://www.google.com/
_vwo_uuid_v2 This cookie is set to make split-tests on the web site, which optimizes the web site’s relevance towards the visitor – the cookie can also be set to improve the visitor’s experience on a web site. Our cookie This cookie stays on your device for 1 year.
v.gif This cookie is set to make split-tests on the web site, which optimizes the web site’s relevance towards the visitor – the cookie can also be set to improve the visitor’s experience on a web site. Third party This cookie is session based and is deleted the next time you close your browser.

 

Marketing

We and third parties want to display adverts that we think are relevant to you. In order to do so we need your consent to use marketing cookies. Even if you do not accept our marketing cookies, where you have accepted marketing cookies on another website they may remain active on our website.

We use the following advertising cookies:

 

Cookie Name

Purpose

Controller

Further Information (including duration of cookie)

_fbp Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers. Facebook This cookie stays on your device for 3 months.
_gcl_au

pagead/1p-user-list/#

Used by Google Ad Sense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across web sites using their services. Our cookie This cookie stays on your device for 3 months.
_hjIncludedInSample Determines if the user’s navigation should be registered in a certain statistical place holder. Our cookie This cookie is session based and is deleted the next time you close your browser.
ads/ga-audiences Used by Google Ad Words to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor’s online behaviour across web sites. Third party This cookie is session based and is deleted the next time you close your browser.
IDE

test_cookie

Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user. Third party This cookie stays on your device for 1 year.
MUID  MUIDB These are used by Microsoft as a unique user ID. The cookie enables user tracking by synchronising the ID across many Microsoft domain so measure the efficiency of advertisement on websites. Third party This cookie stays on your device for 1 year.

 

Social Media Cookies

We use social media cookies to allow you to share our website (or parts of it) on social media.

These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies. Please note that our social media partners may also use cookies over which we have no control and if you have consented to the use of those cookies elsewhere, as they are on your device without your consent, those cookies will be active. We cannot prevent this. To control the use of these cookies, you will need to contact the controller of that cookie.

We use the following social media platforms:

Cookie Name

Purpose

Controller

Further Information (including duration of cookie)

fr Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers. Third party This cookie stays on your device for 3 months.
GPS Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to en able tracking based on geographical GPS location. Third party This cookie stays on your device for 1 day.
PREF Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites. This cookie stays on your device for 8 months.
tr Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers. Third party This cookie is session based and is deleted the next time you close your browser.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos. Third party This cookie stays on your device for 179 days.
YSC Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen. Third party This cookie is session based and is deleted the next time you close your browser.
yt-remote-cast-installed Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video. Third party This cookie is session based and is deleted the next time you close your browser.
yt-remote-connected-devices Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video. Third party Persistent.
yt-remote-fast-check-period

yt-remote-session-app

yt-remote-session-name

Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video. Third party This cookie is session based and is deleted the next time you close your browser.

 

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