What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer, tablet or mobile phone. They do not cause any harm to your computer or your security. Basically, when you visit any website, Cookies enable the website to ‘remember’ you and how you have used the website. As an example, a cookie, will remember the type of web-browser you are using.

Aughton Ainsworth

Aughton Ainsworth (“We”) is committed to ensuring that any personal data which is processed via our website is carried out in compliance with data protection law.

What cookies do we use?

The only cookies we use are traffic log cookies known as Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (Google). The information generated will be transmitted to and stored by Google in the United States.

Why and how do we use cookies?

We use traffic log cookies (Google Analytics) to identify which pages on our website are being used by our visitors. The information obtained is your unique IP address. The Google Analytics cookie uses the unique IP address for tracking purposes to produce Google Analytics statistics on your use of our website.

Use of this cookie enables us to analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.

What personal data do we use?

Other than the unique IP address of your device, no personal data is obtained.

Any personal data provided to us via the ‘Contact’ page on our website, will be used to contact you about the services on our site in which you have expressed an interest and to deal with the enquiry sent to us. Should you then require further legal services from us, we will request additional personal data for lawful purposes only. Examples of the type of personal data we will require will be provided to you in our Terms of Business document and Data Protection and Privacy Policy.

Other non-personal information which is collected by Google Analytics includes:

  • Time of visit, pages visited, and time spent on each page of the webpages
  • Referring site details (such as the URI a user came through to arrive at the site)
  • Type of web browser
  • Type of operating system (OS)
  • Flash version, JavaScript support, screen resolution, and screen colour processing ability

Who do we pass this data to?

Google may transfer information to third parties where required to do so by law. Google only receives your IP address and will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

In the event that you send an enquiry to us via our website and we then continue to provide legal services to you, we may be required to pass your personal data to third parties. We would only pass this information to other parties if we have a lawful purpose to do so. Please refer
to our Data Protection and Privacy Policy for more information.

Do you want to control your cookie permissions?

We can confirm that a cookie does not gives us access to your computer or device. As such, other than your IP address, we do not have access to any other information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

However, if you wish to take control of your cookie permissions, you can modify the settings of your browser to erase cookies or to prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer.

Please note that if you choose to opt out of cookies, this may affect the service we are able to provide you via our website.

Monitor and Review

This policy was last updated on 25 May 2018 and shall be regularly monitored and reviewed, at least every two years.