Cookie Policy

About us

LK Shields Solicitors LLP is a partnership of solicitors whose principal business address is at 40 Upper Mount Street, Dublin 2, Ireland (LK Shields, we, us or our).

Who this policy applies to

This policy relates to your use of our website and any other service that links to this policy or incorporates it by reference and should be read together with our Privacy Notice and Legal Notices.

What are cookies and similar technologies?

A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your device (e.g. computer, smartphone or other electronic devices) when you use our website. There are two distinct types of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie allows a website to link your actions during a particular browser session. They expire each time you close your browser and do not remain on your device afterwards.  A persistent cookie is stored on your device in between browser sessions and allows your preferences or actions across websites to be remembered. They will remain on your device for a pre-defined period of time or until they are deleted.  Other similar technologies including pixels, tags, web beacons or local storage also store and retrieve data on a device and are similar to cookies. When we refer to ‘cookies’ in this policy and our Privacy Notice we are referring to both cookies and similar technologies.

We use cookies on our website as they help to distinguish you from other users.  This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website.  Some of the information will be aggregated or statistical, which means that we will not be able to identify you individually.

We may use cookies (pixels, to be exact) that allow us to see whether news updates and other marketing communications you subscribe to have been viewed and read.

For further information on cookies generally, including how to control and manage them, please see www.aboutcookies.org  or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Consent to use cookies and changing settings

We will ask for your permission to place cookies on your device, except where they are strictly necessary for us to provide you with a service that you have requested.  You can provide your consent to the use of non-necessary cookies by selecting ‘Allow All Cookies’ on our cookies information notice or by accessing the privacy preference centre on our website. The privacy preference centre should be accessible in the cookies information notice that appears at the bottom of our website when you visit our website for the first time. It can also be accessed by clicking the ‘Cookies Settings’ option at the bottom of our website.

Within our privacy preference centre you can signify your consent to certain categories of non-necessary cookies by moving the consent slider to the right-hand-side, which turns the slider the colour blue or by clicking ‘Allow All’ option. You can withdraw any consent to the use of cookies through the same functionality (i.e. by moving the consent slider to the left-hand-side, which turns the slider the colour grey).  Please save your settings. It may be necessary to refresh the website page for the updated settings to take effect.

If you do not want to accept any cookies, you may be able to change your browser or device settings to deny or accept individual or all cookies (including those which are strictly necessary to the services requested). The process varies depending on browser or device so please visit your browser or device's settings or help section for more information.  Some functionality on our website requires the use of cookies, so disabling these may affect the service.  Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

Google Chrome

Microsoft Edge

Mozilla Firefox

Microsoft Internet Explorer

Opera

Apple Safari

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website. To opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit  http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Our use of cookies

We use the following categories of cookies:

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies. These cookies are strictly necessary for our website to function and cannot be switched off.  You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of our website will not work as a result.  These cookies are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, navigating through pages or filling in forms. 
  • Functional Cookies. These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation.  They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages.  If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.
  • Performance Cookies. These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our website.  They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around our website.  These cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone.  If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our website and will not be able to monitor its performance.
  • Targeting Cookies: These are set through our website by our advertising or social media partners.  They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other websites.  If you do not allow these cookies, you should experience less targeted advertising.  Our website may use third-party plugins from Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.  The providers of these plugins may use targeting cookies or other technologies, for example, to track your online browsing habits or identify you as a member when you interact with our website.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the tables below.

First-party cookies

Cookie

Type

 

Duration

Purpose

lks_csrf_token

 

First party cookie provided by LK Shields

 

Strictly Necessary

 

Consent not required

Persistent

 

1 day expiry

Used to identify trusted web traffic, ensures visitor browsing security by preventing cross-site forgery. Necessary for the security of our website and visitors.

 

OptanonConsent

 

First party cookie provided by LK Shields

 

Strictly Necessary

 

Consent not required

Persistent

 

1 year expiry

Stores information about whether you have given consent to the use of cookies. This ensures that our cookie information notice will not be presented to you again upon re-entry to our website.

 

OptanonAlertBoxClosed

 

First party cookie provided by LK Shields

 

Strictly Necessary

 

Consent not required

 

Persistent

 

1 year expiry

Used to manage the cookie information notice on our website. It is set after visitors have seen our cookie information notice and in some cases only when they actively close the notice down.  It enables our website not to show the message more than once to a visitor.  The cookie contains no personal information.

 

lks_tracker

 

First party cookie provided by LK Shields

Performance

 

Consent required

Session

Associated with our website content management system.  Contains information on the date you last visited our website and is used to generate statistical data.

 

lks_last_activity

 

First party cookie provided by LK Shields

Performance

 

Consent required

Persistent

 

1 year expiry

Associated with our website content management system.  Contains information on the date you last visited our website and is used to generate statistical data. 

 

lks_last_visit

 

First party cookie provided by LK Shields

Performance

 

Consent required

Persistent

 

1 year expiry

Associated with our website content management system.  Contains information on the date you last visited our website and is used to generate statistical data. 

 

_utma

 

First party cookie provided by LK Shields

Performance

 

Consent required

Persistent

 

2 year expiry

Google Analytics cookie that allows us to track visitor behaviour and measure website performance. It is used to distinguish visitors and sessions to calculate new and returning visitor statistics and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

 

_utmb

 

First party cookie provided by LK Shields

Performance

 

Consent required

Persistent

 

30 minute expiry

Google Analytics cookie that allows us to track visitor behaviour and measure website performance. It is used to determine new website sessions and visits (creating a time stamp of the time the visitor accesses the website) and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

 

_utmc

 

First party cookie provided by LK Shields

 

Performance

 

Consent required

Session

Google Analytics cookie that is used to enable interoperability with the older version of Google Analytics code known as Urchin.

 

_utmt

 

First party cookie provided by LK Shields

Performance

 

Consent required

Persistent

 

10 minute expiry

 

 

Google Analytics cookie used to throttle the request rate for the service - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.

 

_utmv

 

First party cookie provided by LK Shields

Performance

 

Consent required

Persistent

 

2 year expiry

Google Analytics cookie that allows us to track visitor behaviour and measure website performance. It is used to store visitor-level custom variable data and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

 

_utmz

 

First party cookie provided by LK Shields

Performance

 

Consent required

Persistent

 

6 month expiry

Google Analytics cookie that allows us to track visitor behaviour and measure website performance. It is used to store the source of website traffic so we know how visitors reach our website and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

 

__RequestVerificationToken _L1JFQUNUSU9O0

 

First party cookie provided by LK Shields

 

Functional

 

Consent required

Session

Associated with our mailing list sign-up.  This cookie is used by an in-house server and allows us to process subscriptions to our mailing lists via an online form on our website.

 

d

 

First party cookie provided by LK Shields

 

Functional

 

Consent required

Session

Associated with our mailing list sign-up. This cookie is used by an in-house server and allows us to process subscriptions to our mailing lists via an online form on our website.

 

 

Further information on Google Analytics cookies can be found here.  

Third-party cookies

We use cookies provided by third parties in order to improve our website, personalise your experience and understand how our website is used. Some of these named third parties will set their own cookies if you permit them to do so. These cookies may relate to, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services. Our website also uses third-party plugins (Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter).

Cookie

 

Type

Duration

Purpose

Performance Cookies

_utm.gif

 

Third party pixel provided by Google Analytics

 

Performance

 

Consent required

Session

Google Analytics tracking code that logs analytics information collected and sends this information to Google Analytics in order to provide us with analytics reports. Read more at Google’s Tracking Code Overview

 

Functional Cookies

 

 

 

_cfduid

 

Third party cookie provided by Bamboo HR

 

Functional

 

Consent required

Persistent

 

30 day expiry

Used for the functionality of our careers webpage and is associated with Bamboo HR’s use of CloudFlare.    According to CloudFlare this cookie is used to detect malicious visitors to websites and minimises blocking legitimate users. It may be placed on visitors’ devices to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. It is necessary for supporting Cloudflare's security features.

 

vuid

 

Third party cookie provided by vimeo.com

Functional

 

Consent required

Persistent

 

2 year expiry

We use Vimeo to embed videos onto our website. When a user presses play Vimeo will drop third party cookies to enable the video to play and to collect analytics data such as how long a viewer has watched the video. These cookies do not track individuals.

 

Targeting Cookies

r/collect

 

Third party pixel provided by doubleclick.net (Google)

Targeting

 

Consent required

Session

Pixel used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. It tracks visitors across devices and marketing channels. Read more at Google Ad Manager Help

 

IDE

 

Third party cookie provided by doubleclick.net (Google)

Targeting

 

Consent required

 

Persistent

 

1 year expiry

 

Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking an advertiser's ad with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user. Read more at Google Ad Manager Help

 

test_cookie

 

Third party cookie provided by doubleclick.net (Google)

Targeting

 

Consent required

Persistent

 

1 day expiry

Used by Google DoubleClick to check if the user's browser supports cookies. Read more at Google Ad Manager Help

 

YSC

 

Third party cookie provided by youtube.com  

Targeting

 

Consent required

Session

We use YouTube to embed videos onto our website. YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. This cookie registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen. Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page

 

GPS

 

Third party cookie provided by youtube.com

Targeting

 

Consent required

Persistent

 

1 day expiry

 

We use YouTube to embed videos onto our website. YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. This cookie registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location. Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page

 

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

 

Third party cookie provided by youtube.com  

 

Targeting

 

Consent required

Persistent

 

6 month expiry

We use YouTube to embed videos onto our website. YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. This cookie is set by YouTube to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos. Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page

 

yt-remote-cast-installed

 

Third party cookie provided by youtube.com  

 

Targeting

 

Consent required

Session

We use YouTube to embed videos onto our website. YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos.  This cookie is set by YouTube to store the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.  Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page

 

yt-remote-connected-devices

 

Third party cookie provided by youtube.com  

 

Targeting

 

Consent required

Persistent

 

 

We use YouTube to embed videos onto our website. YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos.  This cookie is set by YouTube to store the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.  Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page

 

yt-remote-device-id

 

Third party cookie provided by youtube.com  

 

Targeting

 

Consent required

Persistent

 

 

We use YouTube to embed videos onto our website. YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos.  This cookie is set by YouTube to store the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.  Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page

 

yt-remote-fast-check-period

 

Third party cookie provided by youtube.com  

 

Targeting

 

Consent required

Session

We use YouTube to embed videos onto our website. YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos.  This cookie is set by YouTube to store the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.  Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page

 

yt-remote-session-app

 

Third party cookie provided by youtube.com  

 

Targeting

 

Consent required

Session

We use YouTube to embed videos onto our website. YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos.  This cookie is set by YouTube to store the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.  Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page

 

yt-remote-session-name

 

Third party cookie provided by youtube.com  

 

Targeting

 

Consent required

Session

We use YouTube to embed videos onto our website. YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos.   This cookie is set by YouTube to store the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.  Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page

 

Changes to this policy

We will change this policy from time to time and any changes will be contained in a revised cookies policy posted on the website. This version of the cookies policy was last updated on 23 September 2020 and historic versions can be obtained by contacting us using the information provided below.  

Contact us

If you have any questions about this cookies policy or our website privacy notice, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact us at dataprotection@lkshields.ie or at Data Protection Team, LK Shields Solicitors LLP, 40 Upper Mount Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.

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