Cookies & Privacy

There are many different ways that cookies are categorised by websites, usually by reference to their purpose. We believe that the UK International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) categories are the most helpful for website visitors. They are: Strictly Necessary, Performance, Functionality and Targeting/ Advertising. Most sites now use these or a close variation of them.

Note: We make every effort to respect your choices, however, there is the possibility that not all cookies will be captured. Please be aware if this is a concern then we would recommend that you change your cookie settings via your browser; your browser help function will tell you how.

You can use our cookie settings page to opt-out of certain cookies on if you don’t want to receive them. If you do so we will need to set a cookie so that we can remember your choices when you next visit the website from the same browser. It is not possible currently for us to allow you to carry your settings with you between your browsers on different devices. You will need to change these settings from each browser you use.

Change your settings to affect the performance cookies and functionality cookies we use on our website.

An HTTP cookie (also called web cookie, Internet cookie, browser cookie or simply cookie), is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in the user's web browser while the user is browsing. Every time the user loads the website, the browser sends the cookie back to the server to notify the user's previous activity. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember stateful information (such as items added in the shopping cart in an online store) or to record the user's browsing activity (including clicking particular buttons, logging in, or recording which pages were visited in the past). Cookies can also store passwords and form content a user has previously entered.

Other kinds of cookies perform essential functions in the modern web. Perhaps most importantly, authentication cookiesare the most common method used by web servers to know whether the user is logged in or not, and which account they are logged in with.

Tracking cookies, and especially third-party tracking cookies, are commonly used as ways to compile long-term records of individuals' browsing histories – a potential privacy concern that prompted European and U.S. law makers to take action in 2011. European law requires all websites targeting European Union member states gain "informed consent" from users before storing non-essential cookies on their devices.

1. Strictly necessary

Cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move about the site or to provide certain features you have requested, e.g.

  • sqlAuthCookieBack: Required for the CMS login for users
  • ASP.NET_SessionId: Required for the website application to store user sessions
  • _otpe: Required for CMS users
  • gsScrollPos: used for scroll positions

2. Functionality cookies

Cookies that enhance the functionality of website by storing your preferences. For example, your subscription preferences.

You have control over these cookies and can enable/ disable them.

3. Performance cookies

Cookies that help improve the performance of, providing a better user experience. When you visit, data collected via performance cookies will be used to provide you with personalised services such as recent search data or tailored news.

 You have control over these cookies and can enable/ disable them.

In common with most websites, Mishcon de Reya uses cookies to capture certain information about our site’s use.

We use analytic cookies to understand how our site is being used. This measures the number of visitors and tells us how they navigate the site.

Sometimes content is embedded, e.g. video or audio content from websites such as Vimeo and Soundcloud. Pages with embedded content may present cookies from these websites.

Also, if you use one of the share buttons on the website, a cookie may be set by the service you have chosen to share content through.

Mishcon does not control the dissemination of these cookies and this tool will not block cookies from those websites. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

Cookies from 3rd party sites

  • __utma: Google analytics
  • __utmz: Cookies
  • _dc_gtm_UA-6256968-2: Google tag manager
  • _ga: Google analytics
  • _ots: Open Tracker
  • _otui: Open Tracker
  • nmstat: Stats
  • bt: add this social widget
  • __atuvc: add this social widget
  • __atuvs: Add this social widget
  • uit: Add this social widget
  • vc: Add this social widget
  • machine-id: Identifies computer
  • metrics_token: Twitter
  • lang: Twitter
  • DMP: Salesforce

You can refuse our use of certain cookies by visiting our cookie settings page. This refusal will let you disable/ enable functional and performance cookies. It will not disable cookies that are there to allow you to be remembered by specific services in our website, such as subscription preferences. These cookies are marked as strictly necessary.

You can also refuse our use of all cookies, including cookies that are necessary to be remembered by specific services of our website, simply by adjusting your browser settings.

Blocking cookies in specific browsers

Information regarding cookie settings on other browsers is easily accessible via a simple web search. If you are having problems however, please contact us.

For general information about cookies and how to disable them, please visit

We take your privacy very seriously and always encourage you to contact us should you have any questions, suggestions or complaints regarding our cookie policy.

Please contact us via email, telephone +44 (0)20 3321 7000 or write to us at Data Manager, Mishcon de Reya LLP, Africa House, 70 Kingsway, London WC2B 6AH.


We respect your right to privacy.

Any details that you give to us via this website or in any other way may be added to our database. You do not have to give us any personal information in order to use most of this website. However, if you wish to take advantage of some of the more special personalised services that we offer, you will need to provide certain information.

Your Consent

By using our website you consent to the collection and use of your personal information in the manner set out in this privacy policy. If we change or modify this privacy policy we shall post these changes on this page.

Use of Personal Details

Our database of personal details (however we collect these details) is used by us, and third parties acting on our behalf, for client administration and marketing related purposes.

We may occasionally send you mailings which you have requested or we feel may interest you and/or are relevant to your business. Such mailings may include details of our products and services; newsletters; briefing notes and legal updates; and invitations to our various training seminars and other events.

We do not rent, sell or disclose your contact details to any other third party.

Contacting us about your information

If you would like to see the information we hold about you or would like to be removed from our database and/or any mailing lists, please contact our database manager.

To help us keep our database up-to-date, we would be grateful if you would let us know as soon as any of your contact details change or if you notice any inaccuracies in them. Please also let us know if you no longer wish to receive information or services from us.

In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, Mishcon de Reya LLP is registered as a 'Data Controller' on the public Register of Data Controllers as maintained by the Information Commissioner.

Contact our database manager

If you would like to see the information we hold about you or would like to be removed from our database and/or any mailing lists, please contact our database manager.

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