Cookie Policy

A cookie is a small text file that is saved to the hard drive of your computer when you use a website. Our website uses analytics cookies to record anonymous information such as the number of visits to each page, how long each visit was, and where the visitor came from (a search engine, another website etc.)

We may use cookies to:

  • track links you take to our website from other websites
  • track the number of times you visit particular pages

For more information about cookies generally and how they work, please see: www.allaboutcookies.org

It is possible to stop accepting cookies through your web browsers settings. To find out more click the following link: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/. You may limit site operation or functions on other websites if you limit cookies.

Below is a list of first party cookies this website uses:

__utma Analytics cookie This is a Google Analytics cookie which provides us with data on unique browser visits to our website.
__utmb Analytics cookie This is a Google Analytics cookie which records the start and end of each visit to our website.
__utmc Analytics cookie This is a Google Analytics cookie which records the start and end of each visit to our website.
__utmz Analytics cookie This is a Google Analytics cookie which stores the type of referral information when visitors reach our site via a search engine result, a direct link, or an ad.

 

Third Party Cookies

We use the Facebook “Like” button on each page of our website allowing users to share our website with their contacts. The “Like” button detects whether you have “Liked” the particular page you are on and uses this information to present either a “Like” button or a “You Like this” message with various other associated details from Facebook. If you are not logged in to Facebook, no cookies should be served. If you are logged in to Facebook, the “Like” button creates and/or updates a series of third-party cookies. The following cookies may be set by facebook.com when using our website: lsd, reg_ext_ref, reg_fb_gate, datr, reg_fb_ref, wd. We use the “Like” button on the basis that Facebook adheres to its data use policy – see http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ for more information.

We use the Tweet button on each page of our website. The Tweet button (twitter.com) create five third party cookies – pid, _twitter_sess, k, guest_id and original_referer – if a visitor accesses the site when not logged into Twitter, and a further cookie if accessed while logged on to Twitter. We use it on the basis that Twitter adheres to its Privacy Policy – see http://twitter.com/privacy for more information.

We use the Google “+1″ button to promote our business using Google + services.  The button appears on each page and allows users to click the “+1″ button to recommend our website to their circles of friends.  At least two third party cookies are created by plusone.google.com, BEAT (a persistent cookie set to expire after 1 day) and ULS (a session cookie). We use the Google “+1″ button as a convenience for our visitors, and we use it on the basis that Google adheres to its privacy policy – see http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en-GB/policies/ for more information.

Coronavirus

Our employment team has received (and continues to receive) a large number of requests for help from companies who would like assistance with interpreting the ongoing changes to the furlough scheme and/or who are advance planning for when the furlough scheme comes to an end.  Some of this planning may involve consideration of short-time working or even redundancies and some involves dealing with specific concerns that returning employees may have about health and safety or about childcare and other obligations.

We have produced a number of factsheets for our employer clients which explain the Government guidance and which provide some practical guidance on how to deal with some of these matters.

If you have any specific queries about ending your furlough scheme or need any assistance with restructuring your business in light of the ongoing economic difficulties caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, please e-mail Steve Walker at s.walker@livingstons.co.uk or Gail Black at g.black@livingstons.co.uk.

Full details of how we are dealing with Coronavirus are available here.

We will do everything possible to keep disruption to a minimum during this difficult time.