privacy policy

Cookies Policy

Please read the following information carefully. This privacy notice contains information about the information collected, stored and otherwise processed about you and the reasons for the processing. It also tells you who we share this information with, the security mechanisms we have put in place to protect your data and how to contact us in the event you need further information.

What are cookies?

Cookies are files containing a small amount of data, usually a unique string of letters and numbers. They are commonly used throughout the Internet and are placed on your computer or tablet when you visit a website (including the site).  This allows the website that issued the cookie to recognize your visit from those of other users of the website. You can find more information at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu .

What do we use cookies for?

The information collected in cookies is used and analysed to improve the performance of the Website and make it more compatible with the technology used by our visitors, to customise your experience on the Website, to develop other features of the Website and to provide access to the services you request.

What types of cookies do we use?

Mercantile Barristers may use “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on its Website.  Session cookies are temporary cookies that exist for the duration of your website visit and are deleted when you exit.  Persistent cookies remain on your device until they expire or are deleted.
We may also use cookies placed by a third party service provider to measure the effectiveness of our advertising and other information and to help us understand what product information is of most interest to you and what kinds of advertising offers you like to see. Although the service provider logs the information coming from our Website or applications on our behalf, Mercantile Barristers controls how that data may and may not be used.
The information below provides a more detailed description of the types of cookies used on our site, for what purpose and how long they remain on your device:
Google Analytics:  Mercantile Barristers uses the web analytics service provided by Google.  Google Analytics uses first party cookies through our Website to collect standard internet log information and visitor activity. This information is sent to Google and is used by us to evaluate how our Website is being used and to compile statistical reports. This is very important as it allows us to constantly review and improve our Website so that you have a better experience when using it. Google providers a browser based tool that you can install and use to opt out of all Google Analytics data collection.

Combining the cookies information with other data

When you enter the Mercantile Barristers Website, we may automatically collect information, where available, about your computer, such as your IP address, operating system and browser type. This information may be combined with the data we collected using cookies as described above.  You do not have to register on our Website before we can collect this type of information.  Such information does not by itself identify you personally.  However, Mercantile Barristers may use IP addresses to identify you when Mercantile Barristers feels, in its sole discretion, that it is necessary to enforce compliance with its terms of use of its Website, to protect its services, website, systems, information, employees, affiliates, users, customers or others, or when required by law.

Your consent to the use of cookies

By using the Mercantile Barristers site, you are consenting to our use of cookies in accordance with this Privacy and Cookies Statement.  If you do not agree to our use of cookies in this way, please refer to the paragraph below regarding managing or deleting cookies.

Managing or deleting cookies

Most internet browsers are initially set up to automatically accept cookies.  You can change the settings to block cookies or alert you when cookies are being sent to your device.  The help function on most browsers contains instructions on how to set your browsers in order to manage cookies.
Please be aware that if you disable the cookies that we use, this may prevent you from using certain functions and features of our websites.

Changes to this Cookies notice

This cookies notice was published in June 2018 and last updated on June 2018.
We continually review our cookies practices and may change this policy from time to time.

Contact Details

If you have any questions about this privacy notice or the information we hold about you, please contact us in the following way:

10-11 Gray’s Inn Square
London, WC1R 5JD

020 3034 0077
clerks@mercantilebarristers.com