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Privacy policy

We do not sell or disclose the names, addresses or any other contact details of our subscribers to anyone… ever!

What are cookies

Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages. We use cookies to provide you with features such as our twitter stream and the ability to subscribe to the site.

To order to create a subscription, you need to have cookies enabled. If you don’t wish to enable cookies, you’ll still be able to browse the site and use it for research purposes. Most web browsers have cookies enabled by default but if you are in doubt click help within your chosen web browser for more information on how to configure cookies.

Please note that cookies can’t harm your computer. We don’t store personally identifiable information in cookies we create, but we do use encrypted information gathered from them to help improve your experience of the site. For example, they help us to identify and resolve errors.

We’re giving you this information as part of our initiative to comply with recent legislation, and to make sure we’re honest and clear about your privacy when using our website. We know you’d expect nothing less from us!

Our cookies policy

To make full use of the features of this site your web browser will need to accept cookies as we can only provide you with the ability to subscribe and create an account by using them.

Our cookies don’t store sensitive information such as your name, address or payment details: they simply hold the ‘key’ that, once you’re signed in, is associated with this information. However, if you’d prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from this website, or any other website, you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the ‘Help’ menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone’s handset manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

Here’s a list of the main cookies we use, and what we use them for.

  1. twitter.com4 cookies, ‘_twitter_sess’, ‘guest_id’, ‘K’ and ‘original_referer’ – all used to bring you our onpage twitter feed.
  2. doubleclick.net1 cookie, ‘test_cookie’. Doubleclick is a google owned company. Sometimes we may advertise on other websites, this is to help us see what adverts are driving traffic to our site.
  3. legaltechnology.com4 cookies, ‘__utma’, ‘__utmb’, ‘utmc’ and ‘__utmz’. These cookies enable the function of Google Analytics software. This software helps us take and analyse visitor information such as browser usage, new visitor numbers and response to marketing activity. That information helps us to improve the website and your experience, and to make our marketing campaigns relevant.
    The data stored by these cookies can be seen only by us and never shows any confidential information.
  4. legaltechnology.com – signed in user6 cookies, all relating to our user log in system. These cookies allow you to log into our site if you are a registered user.

All our cookies are either destroyed when you close the browser or expire within 7 days.

How to check cookies are enabled on your system

Google Chrome

  1. Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and select Options
  2. Click the ‘Under the Hood’ tab, locate the ‘Privacy’ section, and select the ‘Content settings’ button
  3. Now select ‘Allow local data to be set’

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0

  1. Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and select ‘Internet options’ , then click on the ‘Privacy’ tab
  2. Ensure that your Privacy level is set to Medium or below, which will enable cookies in your browser
  3. Settings above Medium will disable cookies

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and select Options
  2. Then select the Privacy icon
  3. Click on Cookies, then select ‘allow sites to set cookies

Safari

  1. Click on the Cog icon at the top of your browser window and select the ‘Preferences’ option
  2. Click on ‘Security’, check the option that says ‘Block third-party and advertising cookies’
  3. Click ‘Save’

For any other browser / operating system please consult the browsers help menu.

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