Cookie policy

Our website uses cookies which distinguish you from other users and allow us to monitor the use of our website. If you do not accept our use of cookies, please disable them following the guidance below.

For more information about cookies and the type of cookies our website uses, see the frequently asked questions we have prepared below.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file which is generated by a website and stored in a folder on your computer. The cookie stored is unique to your computer.

Why are cookies needed?

Cookies are needed to make websites work better. For example when you add an item to your shopping cart on the Amazon website the contents of the shopping cart are stored in the cookie. Another example would be when you log into a webmail service such as Hotmail or Gmail a cookie is generated that confirms you are logged in. When you log off the cookie is deleted. This means if someone goes back to your webmail address they will not be able to read your emails.

What cookies does Bates Wells use?

Bates Wells uses cookies to:

  • Let you do things on the website – for example to log in to secure areas, fill in forms and purchase content.
  • Collect statistics – this enables us to improve the website through analysis of usage patterns. For example to see which pages are the most popular.
  • Improve your experience of the website – for example to prevent you having to re-enter details when you have already done so.
  • Ensure that our website is secure.

Here is some more information on the cookies we use, some of which are strictly necessary in order for you to use the services available on the website

Google Analytics
Purpose: Performance
Retention period: From session up to  two years
Description: We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google. Google Analytics uses cookies that allows us to analyze the use of our website and to compile reports on website activity and internet usage.
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WordPress
Purpose: WordPress log in cookie
Retention period: 30 days
Description: Cookie to keep you logged in
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Google Fonts
Purpose: Display of fonts on our website
Retention period: 365 days
Description: We use the Google Fonts API to display fonts on our website. The Google fonts API requests your IP address when visiting our website.
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Google Maps
Purpose: Google Maps cookie
Retention period: 30 days
Description: Google Maps cookies to track individual users.
Used names Sharing
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YouTube
Purpose: Youtube cookie to track individual users
Retention period: 30 days
Description: Cookies to track individual users.
Used names Sharing
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Twitter
Purpose: Target users with personalised ads
Retention period: 1 year
Description: Twitter tracks users to target them with personalised ads
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Google Plus
Purpose: The Google Plus cookie tracks visitors’ browsing behavior for ad purposes and timeline optimization. It also provides the possibility to share information.
Retention period: 1 year
Description: Google Plus is a social network website that runs on Google technology. More than 500 million users are registered for this channel, which makes it the second largest social network website. Registered users can share information such as links, images and videos with friends.
Used names Sharing
OGPC, SID, HSID, SSID, APISID, SAPISID, CONSENT, SNID, NID Privacy statement
Google Recaptcha
Purpose: 
Retention period: 
Description:
Used names Sharing
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Complianz
Purpose: Remember the cookie warning choice
Retention period: 365 days
Description: Complianz stores the user preferences for the cookie warning banner
Used names Sharing
cmplz_all, cmplz_event_xxx, cmplz_stats, cmplz_id, complianz_config, complianz_consent_status, complianz_policy_id Privacy statement
WP_API Schema
Purpose: This cookie makes it possible to provide Schema JSON-LD / SEO markup for articles, events, local business, products, recipes, reviews and many more.
Retention period: 365 days
Description: This cookie makes it possible to provide Schema JSON-LD / SEO markup for articles, events, local business, products, recipes, reviews and many more.
Used names Sharing
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PHP Session ID
Purpose: Storing user data across pages for functional purposes
Retention period: Store data for users to use in the web application
Description: Sessions are a simple way to store data for individual users against a unique session ID. Session IDs are sent to the browser via session cookies and the ID is used to retrieve existing session data
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WP Autosave
Purpose: We use this plugin for automatically saving a post from the editor to drafts by timer or by changes in editor.
Retention period: 365 days
Description: We use this plugin for automatically saving a post from the editor to drafts by timer or by changes in editor.
Used names Sharing
wp-autosave-1 Privacy statement
Do not track
Purpose: Stores cookie consent
Retention period: 365 days
Description: This cookie is placed whenever we detect a ‘do not track me’ signal from your browser and prevents tracking cookies from being placed.
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Algolia
Purpose: This cookie is used to be able to use the Algolia search function on our website.
Retention period: 365 days
Description: This cookie is used to be able to use the Algolia search function on our website.
Used names Sharing
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JetPack
Purpose: 
Retention period: 
Description:
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WooCommerce
Purpose: This cookie is placed to keep track of sales, shopping cart items.
Retention period: 365 days
Description: This cookie is placed to keep track of sales, shopping cart items.
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WP Do Not Track
Purpose: This cookie is used to stop plugins and themes from adding 3rd party tracking code and cookies.
Retention period: 365 days
Description: This cookie is used to stop plugins and themes from adding 3rd party tracking code and cookies.
Used names Sharing
wp-donottrack_feed, dont_track_me Privacy statement

Why does Google need to know about my computer?

Early web traffic analytics used the IP address of a visitor a website however this did not allow for tracking individual visitors where the IP address was the same, for example, computers on a corporate network.

The information generated by Google Analytics cookies will be used by Google to evaluate the use of this website.
Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.

Click here for an overview of privacy at Google – https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

You may opt-out of Google’s analytics cookies by visiting Google’s opt-out page – https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

I still don’t want cookies on my computer/ device – what can I do?

Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default. However, most browsers let you turn off either all or third-party cookies. What you are able to do depends on which browser you are using. If you do not accept our use of cookies as set out above, please set your browser to reject cookies. However, please be aware that this may impair or limit your ability to use the website. The ability to do this is usually found in the options, settings or preferences menu of your browser or mobile device (and we include links for common browsers below).

Click on the links below to find out how to change your cookie settings in:

Internet explorer

Firefox

Chrome

Safari

iPhone and iPad

Samsung