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Cookie Policy

Taylor Wessing LLP ("we”, "us", "our") presents and controls the provision of the Outpace website ("Site") and associated Outpace Platform  ("Platform"). As such, we respect the privacy of visitors using the Site and Platform.  You can review our Privacy Policy for more details on the personal data that we use on our Site and on the separate Outpace Platform Privacy Notice .

 

This policy applies to the use of cookies in combination with pixels, local storage objects and similar devices, and technologies (collectively "Cookies") that we or our permitted service providers may use in connection with your interaction with our Site and Platform to enable the effective operation of each.  This policy explains how we use Cookies, when your consent is required, how they are used and provides you with information as to how you can exercise your rights in relation to the Cookies.  

What are cookies? 

Cookies are in effect, small data files that are placed on the browser of a visitor's device when accessing online content and by which it is possible to recognise that device when it interacts with or returns to our Site or Platform. Cookies help us to provide a better experience by enabling us to monitor the online content our visitors find useful and by gathering and remembering information about our users' preferences, such as which language to display or font size to present.

There are different types of Cookies:

  • Session cookies – these cookies last only for the duration of your session on our Site or Platform and expire when you close your browser.

  • Persistent cookies - these cookies remain on a visitor's device for the period of time specified in the Cookie. They are activated each time that the visitor visits our Site or Platform that created that particular cookie.

  • Cookies that are served by our Site or Platform are called 'First party cookies' (indicated as “Taylor Wessing” below) whereas cookies that are served from a separate site to the one you are visiting, are called 'Third party cookies'.

Web beacons and SDKs

Web beacons (also called 'pixel tags' or GIFs) are small image file elements placed within web pages and web-based messaging, such as newsletters and that work together with cookies to recognise visitors and how they interact with that content. Using these tools we can better understand which content is of interest to our visitors and subscribers to our newsletters. An SDK is a piece of data code that is included in mobile applications and works in a similar way.

Cookies and personal data

Cookies and similar technologies use unique codes that act as an identifier and can be treated as "personal data" under UK data protection law. This is because they can enable the user of a device to be uniquely recognised as the same user, even if their 'real world' identity is unknown. Cookies are also typically used in combination with other identifiers such as the IP address for your device which is automatically assigned to that device by your internet service provider and shared by your device when online content is requested and displayed. IP addresses can be logged automatically in our server log files whenever our Site, Platform or online content are accessed and can be associated with Cookies unless separate IP anonymization features are enabled (see 'Our use of Google Analytics' below).

Our Site and Platform contains essential and non-essential Cookies. Essential Cookies are required for our Site and Platform to work. We do not need your consent to operate essential Cookies on the Site or Platform. We do require your consent for non-essential cookies. You do not need to allow non-essential Cookies to visit our Site or Platform. However, enabling non-essential Cookies may allow for a more tailored browsing experience.

We are the data controllers for the processing of personal data in connection with Cookies and tracking used on the Site and Platform.

 

Our use of Cookies

There are different categories of Cookies as set out below.  The table below sets out the different Categories of Cookies, how they functions, which Cookies we use and the reason why we use them. For more information on the personal data that we collect with Cookies, please refer to our Privacy Policy

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The table in the attached document explains the cookies we use on our Site and Platform and why. 

Our communications

Where you receive a communication from us such as a marketing email, event invitation or other direct promotional electronic communication, we may collect information using Cookies about you in the following ways:

  • View as web page: If you click on the "view it as a web page" link, a session cookie is passed in the link so that the web page is personalised in the same way as the email.

  • Links to web pages: If you click on any web link in the communication through to our Site, we pass a cookie in the link to the web page which we use to log such activity on our database.

  • Unsubscribe: If you click unsubscribe, we will automatically log this information on our database. If you unsubscribe from any email communication, invitation or alert we send to you, we will continue to store your personal data on a "marketing suppression list" so as to record your preference.

  • Event RSVP buttons: in our event invitations and confirmations we provide buttons to allow you to accept, decline, cancel and register (if you are not the original recipient of the email) for that event. Clicking on these buttons will pass a cookie so we can record your choice in our database to help us manage the event.

 

Social plugins

We have implemented Social plugins from social networks so that you can share anything of interest to you with your colleagues and connections in social networks. Our Site may contain social plugins to the external social networking sites such as twitter.com ("Twitter") and LinkedIn.com ("LinkedIn").

 

With every visit to our Site, that carry a plugin, your browser will set up a direct connection to the Twitter and LinkedIn servers. In the process Twitter's and LinkedIn's servers recognise which of our websites, applications or content you are currently visiting.

 

If you are a member of Twitter and/or LinkedIn and you are logged-in while you are visiting our Site, Twitter and/or LinkedIn will assign this information to your personal user account. By interaction with one of the plugins, eg by clicking the like button and/or the Twitter button this information will be sent via your browser directly to Twitter and/or LinkedIn where it will be stored on your respective personal user accounts. The information that you share from our Site, will be transmitted to Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

We would like to point out that we, as the provider of this Site, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Twitter.

 

We have further neither control the data LinkedIn collects through the plugin, nor over the extent of that data collected by LinkedIn. We also have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to LinkedIn. For details about LinkedIn's data collection practices and your rights and preferences, please see LinkedIn's privacy policy.

How can you control Cookies?

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject non-essential Cookies. You can exercise your cookie preferences when you first arrive at our Site or Platform where you will see a notice about our use of technology such as Cookies, providing you with the opportunity to learn more and to choose which cookie technologies you wish to allow to access your device before confirming and proceeding. You can also change these settings at any later point by going to your cookie settings.

 

The effect of disabling non-essential Cookies depends on which Cookies you disable, but in general our Site or Platform may not operate properly if all the non- essential Cookies are switched off. 

 

You can also disable non-essential Cookies by changing your browser settings to reject these Cookies.  How you can do this will depend on the browser you use. Most browsers, for example, Microsoft and Google have dedicated privacy pages that explain how sites collect, handle, and pass on information to third parties. Further details on how to disable Cookies for the most popular browsers are set out at allaboutcookies.org.

 

Contact Information

We may from time to time make changes to this policy.  Any changes will be published on our privacy notices at taylorwessing.com and will be effective as of the date of publication. This policy was last updated on 5th February 2024. 

Questions relating to this policy, can be conducted via our email.

 

 

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