Cookie Policy

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by the websites that you visit. Depending on the type of Cookie being used, it will either expire when you leave the website, or be stored until a set date.

Cookies help to make websites work (or to make them work better). So, restricting the use of Cookies may impact the functionality of our website. However if you want to do this, we have included instructions at the bottom of this page.

We use Cookies across our website to improve your experience when you visit our site. These Cookies also provide information to us about how people are using our site. By monitoring how customers use our site, we can enhance it to accommodate their needs.

Cookies we use.

Cookie Name Description Type
GPS This cookie is set by YouTube and registers a unique ID for tracking users based on their geographical location Analytics
PHPSESSID This cookie is native to PHP applications. The cookie is used to store and identify a users’ unique session ID for the purpose of managing user session on the website. The cookie is a session cookies and is deleted when all the browser windows are closed. Necessary
PREF This cookie is set by YouTube. Used to store user preferences like language or any other customizations for YouTube Videos embedded in different sites. Preferences
_gid This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form. Analytics
_gat_gtag_UA_ Google uses this cookie to distinguish users. Analytics
_ga This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, and campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors. Analytics
fr The cookie is set by Facebook to show relevant advertisements to the users and measure and improve the advertisements. The cookie also tracks the behaviour of the user across the web on sites that have Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugin. Advertisement
_fbp This cookie is set by Facebook to deliver advertisement when they are on Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising after visiting this website. Advertisement
IDE Used by Google DoubleClick and stores information about how the user uses the website and any other advertisement before visiting the website. This is used to present users with ads that are relevant to them according to the user profile. Advertisement
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE This cookie is set by YouTube. Used to track the information of the embedded YouTube videos on a website. Advertisement

How do I change my cookie settings?

  • You can change your cookie preferences at any time by clicking on the ‘C’ icon. You can then adjust the available sliders to ‘On’ or ‘Off’, then clicking ‘Save and close’. You may need to refresh your page for your settings to take effect.

    Alternatively, most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

    Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

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

    To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

  • Updated July.2019


We are currently operating home working for all employees. During this time, the quickest and easiest way to start a new data breach claim is via our secure online form.


If you think you may have a claim then do not hesitate to contact us on  0330 995 0070.

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  • Decision Technologies Limited July 2, 2020
    Price comparison and technology company fined £90,000 for a contravention of Regulation 22 of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003
  • Black Lion Marketing Ltd March 27, 2020
    Black Lion Marketing Ltd fined £171,000 for making unsolicited direct marketing calls.
  • Nicola Young March 13, 2020
    A Town Clerk at Whitchurch Town Council has been prosecuted for intentionally blocking records with the intent to prevent disclosure.  
  • Cathay Pacific March 4, 2020
    Cathay Pacific Airways Limited £500,000 for failing to protect the security of its customers’ personal data. Between October 2014 and May 2018 Cathay Pacific’s computer systems lacked appropriate security measures which led to customers’ personal details being exposed.
  • CRDNN Limited March 2, 2020
    CRDNN Limited issued with enforcement notice after making more than 193 million automated nuisance calls.
  • CRDNN Limited March 2, 2020
    CRDNN Limited fined with the maximum £500,000 fine for making more than 193 million automated nuisance calls.
  • Leo Kirk January 15, 2020
    A former social worker has been prosecuted for passing the personal information of service users to a third party provider for Local Authority young person placements.


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