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At Clifford Chance we use cookies to make our websites easier to use and to help tailor content to you.  This policy is intended to inform you about what cookies are; what the cookies we use are for and to help provide you options on how to manage or delete them.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file which is sent from our web server, and placed on your computer (laptop, mobile device etc.) when you browse the Clifford Chance websites or use our mobile apps.  They hold only a modest amount of data, and allow the web server to recognise your computer's browser and respond accordingly.

You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu

What types of cookies are used and what choices do you have?

Below is a list of the types of cookies that we would like to use on our websites.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the websites to work, and enable you to move around the websites and use the services and features. Disabling these cookies will reduce 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 websites to help maintain your session and remember the choices you made in order to provide functionality for your benefit. Functional Cookies are used to collect information about your language preferences and other preferences indicated during your visit. For example, functional “session” cookies allow the websites to remember settings specific to you (such as, your country selection) which ultimately improves your web experience. Functional Cookies also include persistent cookies which are used to remember your preferences when you subsequently visit.

Analytic Cookies

Analytic Cookies are used to gather statistics about the use of the websites in order to improve the performance and design of our 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 websites 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 our third-party analytics tool provider (Google Analytics) and the information obtained through these cookies will be disclosed to, or collected directly by, this third-party service provider. For more information about Google Analytics' cookie and information practices (including the types of cookies used and their expiration date), please visit the link below:

Google Analytics

What cookies does Clifford Chance use?

Clifford Chance uses Performance (or technical) cookies to deliver its services via its websites, and its mobile apps.

Performance cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website when they browse it - whether it is a new or returning visitor, which pages are viewed, how often and most frequently etc. These cookies do not collect any information which uniquely identifies you specifically - all data is aggregated and anonymous.

Clifford Chance website

The Clifford Chance and the Talking Tech websites use the following Performance cookies to deliver their content to you:

cc_cc_ACCEPTED

Used to determine whether a visitor has been notified of the use of cookies on the Clifford Chance website.

_ga

Used by Google Analytics (https://www.google.com/analytics/) to distinguish unique users of the Clifford Chance website, by using a randomly generated number as the unique identifier.  Expires after 2 years.

_gat

Used by Google Analytics to limit the number of requests that can be made by the user.  This cookie does not store any user information.  Expires after 10 minutes.

_gid

Used by Google Analytics to understand the user journey (or session) a visitor to the Clifford Chance website takes when using the site. Expires after 24 hours.

Clifford Chance's Online Services Portal

This website uses the following Performance cookies to deliver its content to you:

_ga

Used by Google Analytics (https://www.google.com/analytics/) to distinguish unique users of the Clifford Chance website, by using a randomly generated number as the unique identifier. Expires after 2 years

_gat

Used by Google Analytics to limit the number of requests that can be made by the user. This cookie does not store any user information. Expires after 10 minutes

_gid

Used by Google Analytics to understand the user journey (or session) a visitor to the Clifford Chance website takes when using the site. Expires after 24 hours

_utma

Used by Google Analytics to determine whether a web user is a new or returning visitor. Expires after 2 years

_utmb

Used to calculate how long you browse the website for and takes a timestamp when you first enter the site. Expires after 30 minutes

_utmc

Used to calculate how long you browse the website for, and takes a timestamp when you leave the website. Expires when the browsing session ends

_utmz

Used by Google Analytics to determine where the visitor came from before they arrived at the Clifford Chance Online Service Portal - commonly known as the referrer or referring page. Expires after 6 months

JSESSIOND

Used to store information about your browsing history for the duration of that visit. It expires when you close your browser window

Clifford Chance's mobile apps

The Clifford Chance mobile apps use the following Performance cookies to deliver their content to you:

_ga

Used by Google Analytics (https://www.google.com/analytics/) to distinguish unique users of the Clifford Chance website, by using a randomly generated number as the unique identifier. Expires after 2 years

_gat

Used by Google Analytics to limit the number of requests that can be made by the user. This cookie does not store any user information. Expires after 10 minutes

_gid

Used by Google Analytics to understand the user journey (or session) a visitor to the Clifford Chance website takes when using the site. Expires after 24 hours

CC Connect

The Clifford Chance Connect service uses the following Performance cookies to deliver its services and content to you:

JSESSIONID

Used to store information about your browsing history for the duration of that visit. It expires when you close your browser window

cfusi

Used to store additional security information about your browsing session for the duration of that visit. It expires when you close your browser window

fk

Used to assist in opening files on CC Connect. Expires after 60 minutes

cfdml

Used to manage concurrent logins to CC Connect. Expires after 24 hours

cup

Used to assist with the "Remember me" functionality of CC Connect. Expires after 30 days

rsu

Used to assist with the "Remember me" functionality of CC Connect. Expires after 100 days

dwp

Used to assist with the "Remember me" functionality of CC Connect. Expires after 100 days

ckCsrfToken

Used in securing the connection between your browser and the webserver when uploading files etc. Expires when you close your browser window

Clifford Chance's Global M&A Toolkit

The Clifford Chance's Global M&A Toolkit uses the following Performance cookies to deliver its content to you:

cc_cc_ACCEPTED

Used to determine whether a visitor has been notified of the use of cookies on the Clifford Chance website

_ga

Used by Google Analytics (https://www.google.com/analytics/) to distinguish unique users of the Clifford Chance website, by using a randomly generated number as the unique identifier. Expires after 2 years

_gat

Used by Google Analytics to limit the number of requests that can be made by the user. This cookie does not store any user information. Expires after 10 minutes

_gid

Used by Google Analytics to understand the user journey (or session) a visitor to the Clifford Chance website takes when using the site. Expires after 24 hours

ASP.Net_SessionID

Used to store information about your browsing history for the duration of that visit.  It expires when you close your browser window

CC_GMAT_MyToolkit

Used to allow you to add favourites to your "My Toolkit" panel, which uses a randomly generated number as a unique identifier.  Expires after 1 year


Consent

By using our websites you agree that, unless you have set your device's browser to reject them, we can place the types of cookies set out above on your device, and use that data in accordance with this policy.

How to control cookies

You can control which cookies you want to be stored on your computer through the settings in your web browser. You can configure your browser to accept or reject certain or all cookies, as well as see what cookies have been set.

The "Help" menu in the toolbar of most web browsers will tell you how to change your browser's cookie settings, including how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. Below is some helpful guidance about how to make these changes.

Internet Explorer

If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer and you wish to block our website cookies, you can perform the following actions:

1. On your browser tools menu, select 'Internet Options'
2. Click on the 'Privacy' tab and then on the 'Sites' button
3. Type into the 'Address of website' field: www.CliffordChance.com
4. Click on the 'Block' button
5. Click on the OK button

Other browsers

Guidance on how to block website cookies on other browsers can be found below:

More detailed information on disabling cookies can be found at www.allaboutcookies.org/. However, please note that if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including, for example, Strictly Necessary Cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our websites.

If you have a specific cookie query, please contact us.