Cookie Policy

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Cookies are small text files that are sent to and stored on your computer, smartphone or other device whenever you visit a website. This polikcy outlines how we use these cookies within our website and what data we use and retain whilst operating these cookies. 

 

 

Understanding how and why we use cookies

We use cookies on our site (veitchpenny.com and any sub-domain e.g. movinghome.veitchpenny.com) to create the best possible experience for out clients. Among other things, Cookies allow registered clients to choose log-in preferences, apply for products and services online and use the tools built into our website. This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are, how we use them and what benefits they bring.

As you may be aware, recent legislation requires websites to gain visitors' consent to use certain cookies. We're working to implement appropriate changes to our website as soon as possible.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are sent to and stored on your computer, smartphone or other device whenever you visit a website. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user's device. At Veitch Penny LLP, we use cookies for a variety of reasons, such as to determine preferences, let users navigate between pages efficiently, verify the user and carry out other essential security checks. Some of the functions that cookies perform can also be achieved using similar technologies. This policy refers to 'cookies' throughout, however is to include these alternate mechanisms.

More information about cookies can be found on allaboutcookies.orgallaboutcookies.org.

Frequently asked questions

What has changed, and how does this affect me?

We have always used cookies to create the most secure and effective website for our customers. As part of a change in legislation, all websites are now required to provide additional information on what cookies are, how they are used and what benefits they bring.

These changes will not affect the way in which you currently use our website. In addition, we are working on further changes that will soon allow you to amend your preferences for certain cookies on our website.

Do cookies mean I could get cold calls or junk mail?

We never use the data gathered through cookies to contact you via post, email or phone. We may use cookies to show you subtly tailored content on our site of things we think you might be interested in, but only in relation to our own services. You will never see advertising on our website from anyone other than Veitch Penny LLP.

Can cookies pass on my personal information to others?

We do not use cookies in this way. The information held within cookuesThe only time we may share personal information gathered through cookies, is when you have given us express consent to do so by applying for a product or service. For example, if you were applying for a home insurance policy, we'd inform you that we'd be passing your details to our trusted home insurance policy provider.

Do I need to accept cookies?

The current changes to our website simply explain what cookies are, how we use them and what benefits they bring. You are not currently required to do anything, other than read our Cookie Policy to understand these changes.

In addition, we are working on further changes that will soon allow you to amend your preferences for certain cookies on our website.

Do Veitch Penny Cookies contain my personal information?

Our cookies do not store personal information such as your name, address, telephone or email. We do use a small number of cookies that store encrypted versions of information where you have asked us to, such as the 'Remember me' function that allows us to remember your username for subsequent visits

Can cookies allow others access to my computer's hard drive?

The cookies we use cannot look into your computer, smartphone or web-enabled device and obtain information about you or your family or read any material kept on your hard drive.

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How cookies make our website safer and easier to use

Cookies are used for a variety of reasons, such as to safeguard your privacy when browsing the site or to allow us to tailor the content of our website to suit your interests. For example, instead of displaying promotional messages about services you already use, they let us show you other services you may be interested in.

Finally, we use 'analytics' cookies to help us make our website better for those who visit it regularly. They help us work out what users like and don't like and how we can improve things for you, without these cookies, we would be unable to

When we include links to other websites, please bear in mind they will have their own privacy and cookie policies that will govern the use of any information you submit. We recommend you read their policies as Veitch Penny LLP is not responsible or liable for their privacy practices.

How we work with trusted third parties

Third parties are trusted suppliers to Veitch Penny LLP, and include our case management system providers. We do not utilise third party cookies on our website at present, though where we do, we would only use cookies from third parties in order to provide our clients with our own services

How you can manage your cookies

The browsers of most computers, smartphones and other web-enabled devices are typically set up to accept cookies. If you wish to amend your cookie preferences for this website or any other websites, you can do this through your browser settings. Your browser's 'help' function will tell you how to do this.

However, please remember that cookies are often used to enable and improve certain functions on our website. If you choose to switch certain cookies off, it is likely to affect how our website works. For example, if your browser is set to disable 'session' cookies, although you will still be able to view our public website, you may not be able to log onto our website.

More information about how to disable cookies, visit allaboutcookies.orgallaboutcookies.org

Cookies used by Veitch Penny LLP

The following table shows a breakdown of the cookies we use within our website and their purpose.

Analysis of 'Cookies' used by Veitch Penny LLP
Cookie Name Description
__utma This cookie is typically written to the browser upon your first visit to our site. It is used to determine unique visitors to our site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.
_utmb This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with our site. When a user views a page on our site, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on our site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on your site for longer than 30 minutes.
__utmc This cookie operates in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session on our website for your browsing activity.
__utmz This cookie stores the the method by which you reached our website, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within our site. The cookie is updated with each page view to our site.
JASLIDESHOWPLAY This cookie is used to remember the play/pause state of the slideshows used on our website.
ja_edenite_tpl This cookie is used to remember the settings in use within our website template, for instance font sizes, Page width, site colour (where available)

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