Cookie Usage Information
What Are Cookies?
A cookie is a text file that websites send to a visitor’s computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify the visitor’s browser or to store information or settings in the browser. You can find more information at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.
If a user elects to register for the Firm’s newsletters or alerts, the Firm’s third-party service provider MailChimp automatically places single pixel gifs, also known as web beacons, in every e-mail newsletter and alert sent by the Firm. These are tiny graphic files that contain unique identifiers that enable the Firm and MailChimp to recognize when subscribers have opened an e-mail or clicked certain links. These technologies record each subscribers e-mail address, IP address, date, and time associated with each open and click for an e-mail campaign. MailChimp uses this data to create reports for the Firm about how an e-mail campaign performed and what actions subscribers took. The use of these Cookies is subject to such MailChimp’s own cookie policies.
What Types of Cookies Are Used on the Website?
Below is a list of the Cookies that the Firm uses on the Website. You can indicate your acceptance of all Cookies or a selection of Cookies that you allow the Firm to use on the Website. Please note that, depending on your selection, you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website.
First and Third-Party Cookies
“First-Party Cookies” are cookies that belong to the Firm and that the Firm places on your device. “Third-Party Cookies” are cookies that another party places on your device through the Website. The Firm contracts with third-party service providers to send e-mails to users who have provided the Firm with their contact information. To help measure and improve the effectiveness of the Firm’s e-mail communications, and/or to determine whether messages have been opened and links clicked on, the third-party service providers may place Cookies on the devices of these users.
For more information on how these companies collect and use information on the Firm’s behalf, please refer to their privacy policies as indicated below.
The Firm uses the following types of cookies:
Strictly Necessary Cookies: These Cookies are necessary for the Website to work, and enable you to move around on it and use its services and features. Disabling these Cookies will encumber the Website’s performance, and may make these services and features unavailable. Strictly Necessary Cookies are used to collect session ID and authentication data. They are Session Cookies, which expire when you close your browser session.
Functional Cookies: Functional Cookies allow the Website to help maintain your session and remember choices you have made in order to provide functionality for your benefit. Functional Cookies are used to collect information about your preferences indicated during your visit to the Website. For example, Functional Session Cookies allow the Website to remember settings specific to you, which ultimately improves your web experience. Functional Cookies also include Persistent Cookies, which are used to remember your preferences when you subsequently visit the Website.
Analytic Cookies: Analytic Cookies are used to gather statistics about the use of the Website in order to improve the performance and design of the Website and its services. For these purposes, Analytic Cookies collect information about your device type, operating system type, browser type, domain, other system settings, IP-address, referring URLs, information on actions taken on the Website and the dates and times of your visits, as well as the country and time zone in which your device is located. These Cookies are provided by the Firm’s third-party analytics tool provider, Google Analytics, and the information obtained through these Cookies will be collected directly by and transferred to Google Inc. in the United States.
The Website uses Google Analytics with visitor IP address anonymization in compliance with EU regulations. This means that IP addresses located in all member states of the EU will be truncated and, thus, anonymized before being transferred to Google. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. Google does not pass on this information to any third party unless required by law, or for data to be processed by parties contracted by Google. Also, Google stresses that, as a rule, IP addresses will not be correlated in any way to any other data that may be collected by Google.
You may refuse and block the use of all of our (and third party) cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of the Website and it might impact your overall experience. The use of these Cookies is subject to such Google Analytics’ own cookie policies.
If you do not want Cookies to be placed on your device, you can adjust the setting of your Internet browser to reject the setting of all or some Cookies and to alert you when a Cookie is placed on your device. For further information about how to do so, please refer to your browser ‘help’ / ‘tool’ or ‘edit’ section or see www.allaboutcookies.org. Please note that if you use your browser settings to block all Cookies (including strictly necessary Cookies) you may not be able to access or use all or parts or functionalities of the Website.
If you want to remove previously-stored Cookies, you can manually delete the Cookies at any time. However, this will not prevent the Website from placing further Cookies on your device unless and until you adjust your Internet browser setting as described above.
For more information on the development of user-profiles and the use of targeting/advertising Cookies, please see www.youronlinechoices.eu if you are located in Europe or www.aboutads.info/choices if in the United States.