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Cookies and IP Addresses

Introduction

This page sets out the cookie policy of Journal Online and explains how We use cookies on Our website. By using Our website (www.journalonline.co.uk – the "Website"), You acknowledge Your acceptance of the provisions in Our cookie policy. We may amend Our cookie policy at any time and all changes will be made on this page. The changes will take effect once they have been posted on the Website. Therefore, You should review these terms on a regular basis. By continuing to use the Website after the posting of such changes, You will be deemed to have accepted those changes.

How We Use Cookies

We may collect information about Your computer, including Your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration purposes. This is statistical data about Our users' browsing actions and patterns and does not identify You as an individual. If You agree, We may obtain information about Your general internet usage by using a cookie file. The Website uses cookies to distinguish You from other users of the Website. This helps Us to deliver a better and more personalised service to You when You browse the Website and also allows Us to improve the Website.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers, which are transferred to Your computer's hard drive or mobile device when You visit the Website. The cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit or to another website that recognises that cookie. For further information about cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

Types of Cookies Used on the Website

The cookies We use are analytical cookies that are split between performance cookies and functionality cookies.

Performance cookies collect information about how You use the Website.

They allow Us to recognise and count the number of visitors to the Website and allows Us to see how visitors move around the Website when they are using it. This helps Us to improve the way the Website works, for example, by ensuring that You find what You are looking for more easily. These cookies do not collect information about Your identity. The information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve the performance of the Website. By using the Website You agree that We can place these types of cookie on Your device.

Functionality cookies allow the website to remember the choices You make (such as Your user name, language, or the region You are in) and provide enhanced features. These cookies are also used to remember changes You have made to text size, font and other parts of the web pages that You can customise. They may also be used to provide services You have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog.

The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised and they do not gather information about You that could be used for advertising or remembering where You have been on the internet. By using the Website You agree that We can place these types of cookie on Your device. You can find more information about the individual cookies We use and the reasons why We use them in the table below.

Browser settings

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on Your browser that allows You to block the setting of all or some cookies. However, if You decide to block cookies on Your browser, You may be unable to access all or parts of the Website. Unless You have adjusted Your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, Our system will issue cookies as soon as You visit the Website.

Most of Our cookies will expire at the end of the browser session. However, if Your browser is not closed for any reason, all Our cookies will expire after 2 years.

Contacts

If You want to contact Us with any questions, comments or complaints about how We collect, use or retain cookies, please contact Us at: The Law Society of Scotland, 26 Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh EH3 7YR (tel 0131 226 7411; fax 0131 225 2934 or lawscot@lawscot.org.uk

This cookie statement is dated May 2012.

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