Cookies Policy

Last updated April 2024

Russells Solicitors ("we" / "us" / “our”) recognise the importance that individuals place on their privacy when they provide us with personal data; as a firm, we are committed to protecting and respecting the privacy of any personal data we process.

This Cookies Policy sets out how we use cookies, local shared objects, pixels and other similar technologies (together, “cookies”) on (the "Site"). This Cookies Policy forms part of our Privacy Notice, which we encourage you to review to find out more about how we process and protect your personal data and your rights as a data subject. Unless otherwise set out herein, defined terms shall have the meaning given to them in our Privacy Notice.

1. What are cookies?

1.1        Like most websites, our Site uses cookies. A cookie is a small, often encrypted file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser, your computer or other device. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive and enable us to deliver to you an improved Site experience (e.g. by remembering who you are or allowing us to remember your preferences).

2. What cookies do we use?

Essential cookies

2.1        These are cookies that are necessary in order for the Site to function properly – these are often referred to as ‘strictly necessary’ cookies. As these are intrinsic to the operation of the Site, these cannot be switched off and we do not require your consent to operate these cookies. For the avoidance of doubt, these cookies do not process your personal data.

Non-essential cookies

2.2        These are analytical cookies used to collect information about how people use and access our Site. These cookies also allow us to monitor the performance of our website, allowing us to ensure that the Site continues to operate effectively. These cookies are currently set by a third party (Google Analytics) and we do not have access to or control over the technologies used by these cookies. The analytical cookies used on our Site are set out below:

CookieOperator PurposeDuration
_gaGoogle AnalyticsRegisters a unique visitor ID in order to generate statistical data on how visitors use the Site2 years
_gatGoogle AnalyticsThrottle request rates, meaning that it limits the collection of data when the Site faces high traffic1 day
_gidGoogle AnalyticsRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how a visitor uses the Site1 day
_utmaGoogle AnalyticsTracks the number of times a visitor has accessed the Site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurredPersistent
_utmcGoogle AnalyticsTo store the duration of which someone visits the Site30 minutes
_utmzGoogle AnalyticsTracks where a Site visitor came from, including what search engine was used and what linked was clicked to access the Site, together with the country of access6 months

3. How can you control cookies?

3.1        Whilst we are entitled to place essential cookies on our Site, you have the right to choose whether to accept or reject our use of non-essential cookies. You have the option to specify your cookies preference when you first arrive on the Site (as well as the option to find out more about the cookies we use). You can also control non-essential cookies within your browser settings - further details on how to do this can be found on your relevant browser operator’s website.

3.2       Please note that if you do reject our use of cookies, you may not be able to use certain features of the Site and/or may be prevented from accessing certain parts of the Site.

4. Third-party websites

4.1        This Cookies Policy only applies in respect of the Site and does not apply in respect of, nor are we responsible for, the cookies or data privacy practices of any third-party websites which may be accessible through the Site.

5. Contact us

5.1        If you have any questions, comments or complaints regarding this Cookies Policy, please contact our Data Protection Officer, Alex Cole, at or at:

Russells Solicitors
Yalding House
152 -156 Great Portland Street
United Kingdom0

6. Updates to this Cookies Policy

6.1        We may occasionally make changes to this Cookies Policy and we would encourage you to review this Cookies Policy from time to time to stay informed of how we are using cookies. This Cookies Policy was last updated at the date identified at the top of this Cookies Policy.