Cookies information

Cookies are small text files which are sent to your browser by the websites you visit.  When you visit our website again, the cookie allows our website to recognise your browser.  Cookies are useful because they help us make your website experience more enjoyable.  You can find out more about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org.

You can manage and control the use of cookies through your browser, including removing cookies by deleting them from your browser history when you leave our website.

Why do we use cookies?

Cookies do lots of different jobs on the Osborne Clarke website, www.osborneclarke.com, such as letting you navigate between pages efficiently, letting us analyse how well our website is performing, and improving your experience.

What types of cookies do we use?

We want you to understand the different types of cookies that we use on the Osborne Clarke website, www.osborneclarke.com.  Some of these cookies are essential to the operation of our website.  Others are not essential, but help to improve our website by collecting anonymous user information, or try and improve your experience of our website by remembering your choices.

The Osborne Clarke website, www.osborneclarke.com, uses Google Analytics for website analytics purposes – meaning that we use them to see how many visitors come to our website, the pages that generate interest and the links that visitors most often click on (amongst other things). This means we also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners: for more information see here. Google Analytics uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your computer that store certain limited information about you. The cookies we use do not enable any website visitor to be individually identified and will only be used for website analytics purposes.

In addition, the coding language the Osborne Clarke website, www.osborneclarke.com, is written in uses session cookies. These are deleted each time you close your browser. These cookies do not store any information about the visitor once the browser is closed.

The cookies that we use on the site are:

  • Analytics cookies;
  • Functional Cookies; and
  • New Relic.

New Relic is a tool we use to monitor website performance. New Relic may set cookies on some page requests to time page load speed and monitor traffic patterns on the site. All data is fully anonymised and used only for measuring website performance metrics.