Cookie and Tracking Technologies Policy

Sterling & Law Group plc and some of our associated partners may use cookies. Here is some generic information on cookies and how they may be used.

 

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a text file containing a small amount of data which is downloaded to your computer when you visit  a website.  The vast majority of websites use cookies and tracking technologies.  Cookies are useful because they help us arrange the content and layout of our websites and recognise those computers that have been to our websites before. They allow us to remember your preference settings and play an important role in helping us to enhance the usability and performance of our websites and your experience using them.  Some cookies are also essential to enable you to move around our website and use its features. They also help us to identify which of our articles are the most popular and the types of journey visitors have to our websites.

What is a Flash cookie?  

This is a type of cookie which is collected via Adobe Flash media player – a piece of software which you probably have on your computer to help you watch online videos and listen to podcasts.  We do not use Flash cookies at the moment.

Have a look at Adobe’s website if you want to control Flash cookies on your computer. If you use the Firefox browser you can also get an add-on to detect and delete Flash cookies.

What is a web beacon?

Web beacons are usually tiny transparent images that help website owners track the activity of users on certain web pages. They can also send the website owner (for example, us or our technology partners) information in cookies such as whether an email with a web beacon in it has been opened. We do not use web beacons.

When you access our website you may receive a message advising you that we have placed some cookies on your computer.  This is necessary in order to display the website page to you.  If you continue to use our website, further cookies may be placed on your computer to maximise your experience  and to help us understand how we can improve.

If you don’t want us to place cookies on your computer then there are a number of ways you can opt out – setting your browser either to reject all cookies, to only allow “trusted” sites to set them, or to accept only those cookies from those websites which you are currently on.