A “cookie” is a piece of information that is stored on your computer’s hard drive and which records how you move your way around a website so that, when you revisit that website, it can present tailored options based on the information stored about your last visit. Cookies can also be used to analyse traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes.

Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system.

If you want to check or change what types of cookies you accept, this can usually be altered within your browser settings. You can block cookies at any time by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

We use cookies to track your use of our website. This enables us to understand how you use the site and track any patterns with regards how you are using our website. This helps us to develop and improve our website as well as products and / or services in response to what you might need or want.

Cookies are either:

  • Session cookies: these are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser – they usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page but they do not collect any personal data from your computer; or
  • Persistent cookies: a persistent cookie is stored as a file on your computer and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again. For example, we use persistent cookies for Google Analytics.

Cookies can also be categorised as follows:

  • Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential to enable you to use the website effectively, such as when buying a product and / or service, and therefore cannot be turned off. Without these cookies, the services available to you on our website cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.
  • Performance cookies: These cookies enable us to monitor and improve the performance of our website. For example, they allow us to count visits, identify traffic sources and see which parts of the site are most popular.
  • Functionality cookies: These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced features. For instance, we may be able to provide you with news or updates relevant to the services you use. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised.

Please note that third parties who advertise on our website may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

Burlington Media Group (BMG); Briefing, Legal Practice Management (LPM), Legal Support Network (LSN) and LSN Jobs uses the following cookies:

Briefing.co.uk

Name Domain Expires Purpose
_ga briefing.co.uk 2 years Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the web site.
_gat briefing.co.uk 1 day used by google analytics to throttle request rate.
_gid briefing.co.uk 1 day Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
IDE doubleclick.net 1 year 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.
__gads briefing.co.uk session Used by doubleclick to show ads on the site.
_gat_gtag_UA_* briefing.co.uk session Google analytics cookie for user tracking.
SPSI briefing.co.uk session Used by our CDN as part of their user tracking
sp_lit briefing.co.uk 1 day Used by our CDN as part of their user tracking
PRLST briefing.co.uk session Used by our CDN as part of their user tracking
spcsrf briefing.co.uk 1 day Used by our CDN as part of their user tracking
UTGv2 briefing.co.uk 1 year Used by our CDN as part of their user tracking
adOtr briefing.co.uk session Used by our CDN as part of their user tracking
GoogleAdServingTest briefing.co.uk session Used to register what ads have been displayed to the user.
test_cookie doubleclick.net 1 day Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.
sbtsck briefing.co.uk 1 day Used to identify potential malicious uses of the website.

 

LPMmag.co.uk

Name Domain Expires Purpose
_ga lpmmag.co.uk 2 years Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the web site.
_gat lpmmag.co.uk 1 day used by google analytics to throttle request rate.
_gid lpmmag.co.uk 1 day Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
IDE doubleclick.net 1 year 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.
__gads lpmmag.co.uk session Used by doubleclick to show ads on the site.
_gat_gtag_UA_* lpmmag.co.uk session Google analytics cookie for user tracking
SPSI lpmmag.co.uk session Used by our CDN as part of their user tracking
sp_lit lpmmag.co.uk 1 day Used by our CDN as part of their user tracking
PRLST lpmmag.co.uk session Used by our CDN as part of their user tracking
spcsrf lpmmag.co.uk 1 day Used by our CDN as part of their user tracking
UTGv2 lpmmag.co.uk 1 year Used by our CDN as part of their user tracking
adOtr lpmmag.co.uk session Used by our CDN as part of their user tracking
GoogleAdServingTest lpmmag.co.uk session Used to register what ads have been displayed to the user.
test_cookie doubleclick.net 1 day Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.
sbtsck lpmmag.co.uk 1 day Used to identify potential malicious uses of the website.
PREF youtube.com 8 months Reg isters a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different web sites.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE youtube.com 179 days Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.
YSC youtubr.com session Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.
yt-remote-cast-installed youtube.com session Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
yt-remote-connected-devices youtube.com persistent Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
yt-remote-device-id youtube.com persistent Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
yt-remote-fast-check-period youtube.com session Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
yt-remote-session-app youtube.com session Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video
yt-remote-session-name youtube.com session Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video

 

Legalsupportnetwork.co.uk

Name Domain Expires Purpose
SESS* legalsupportnetwork.co.uk 21 days This is a Drupal session cookie
_gads legalsupportnetwork.co.uk 2 years Google advertising cookie set on the lsn domain. They measure interactions with adverts on lsn’s site, and don’t track users once they’ve left the lsn domain
_utma legalsupportnetwork.co.uk 2 years A Google Analytics cookie that keeps track of the number of times a user has visited the site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit was
_utmb legalsupportnetwork.co.uk 30 mins Another GA cookies, which records the exact time a user enters the site
_utmc legalsupportnetwork.co.uk End of browser session As above, but records the exact time a user leaves the site
_utmt legalsupportnetwork.co.uk 10 minutes A GA cookie which is used to throttle the request rate, limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites
_utmz legalsupportnetwork.co.uk 6 months A GA cookies that tracks where the user came from, the search engine used, the link clicked on, the keyword used, and where the user was geographically when they did all of this
_ga legalsupportnetwork.co.uk 2 years A GA cookie used to dfferentiate between users
_gat legalsupportnetwork.co.uk 1 minute A GA cookie use to throttle the request rate
_gid legalsupportnetwork.co.uk 24 hours A GA cookie used to dfferentiate between users
has_js legalsupportnetwork.co.uk End of browser session A Drupal cookie used to indicate whether the user’s browser has JavaScript enabled
vuid vimeo.com 2 years Vimeo video player cookie, used to collect analytics tracking info
1P_JAR google.com 1 month A Google advertising cookie that collects information about the user’s visit, used for ad tracking
NID google.com 6 months Contains a unique ID that Google uses to remember the user’s preferences
NID google.co.uk 6 months As above