What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are stored on the user’s device when visiting a website. Cookies are used to either identify the user/device or to collect information so that the user’s online experience is improved by customizing the web page appropriately. The cookies we use on this website DO NOT identify you personally, nor do they store personal information, but just the action of your use of our website. You can find more information about cookies at www.aboutcookies.org and/or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Types of cookies we use:

Cookie Type Expiration Time Description/Purpose
_ga Third party/ Performance 2 years Google Analytics* – These cookies are used to distinguish users/devices.
_gat Third party/Performance 1 minute Google Analytics* – These cookies used to throttle request rate. Cookie will be named _dc_gtm (Google Tag Manager: Used to manage all scripts on the website).
_gid Third party/Performance 24 hours Google Analytics* – These cookies used to distinguish users/devices.
NID Third party/Preferences 6 months This cookie is set by DoubleClick automatically (which is owned by Google). The NID cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s Safe Search filter turned on.
viewed_cookie_policy Persistent 1 year This cookie is used to record whether the user has viewed the Cookie Policy.

*For more information on Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites please visit:
https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage and Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245. You can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, by visiting http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

How to manage cookies

You can manage cookies by changing the settings on your browser, you can set your browser to accept or reject all, or certain, cookies, though please be aware that some parts of our website may not function well if you choose do so. For further instructions on how to manage cookies, please read the “Help” section of your browser.  

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.

By continuing to use our website without changing your browser settings, you agree to our use of cookies as described above.


If you have any queries concerning our use of your personal information, please email us at privacyteam@timagenislaw.com