Cookie Policy

LAST UPDATED: DECEMBER 2018

A. COOKIES ON OUR WEBSITE

Our website at CMS.law (the “Website”) uses cookies to remember your preferences and help you obtain the right information. Cookies also allow us to see how our Website is being used.

This Website is owned and maintained by CMS Legal Services EEIG, for the benefit of all CMS Member Firms and their connected businesses (the “CMS Offices”).

CMS Legal Services EEIG is a European Economic Interest Grouping that coordinates CMS Member Firms. It has its head office at: Neue Mainzer Straße 2–4, 60311 Frankfurt, Germany. The contact email address for CMS EEIG is: [email protected]. Its contact telephone number is: +49 69 717 010, its Ust-ID is: DE 257 695 176 and it is registered on Handelsregister A in Frankfurt am Main with the registration number: HRA 44853.

CMS Legal Services EEIG provides no client services. Such services are solely provided by CMS Offices in their respective jurisdictions.

Please see the Legal Information page for information about the CMS Offices that operate in each country.
In this Cookie Policy, references to “we”, “us” or “our” means CMS Legal Services EEIG and/or, as the case may be, the CMS Offices. References to “you” and “your” are to users of our Website

B. WHAT ARE COOKIES?

A cookie is a small text file that is sent to your computer's hard drive by a website. Each time you return to the same website, your browser retrieves and sends the relevant cookie(s) to the website’s server.

C. COOKIE ACCEPTANCE

By using this Website after accepting the cookie notice that appears when you first visit the Website, or by browsing our Website, after having been presented with this notice, you agree to the placement of cookies on your computer in accordance with the terms of this Cookie Policy.

D. HOW ARE COOKIES USED?

Cookies used by us are stored on your computer/device for a maximum period of 2 years from the date when they are initially installed or if they are subsequently updated, from the date of the update.

Technical

Cookie

Name

Purpose

Session storage

scs_browserLangs

Saves the public data sent from the visitors client to suggest a better matching language.

LocalStorage and SessionStorage is a storage provided by all browsers. In contrary to cookies these data types are not sent with a request and are only available on the client´s browser (and cannot be retrieved from other scripts). They improve the visitor's privacy in contrary to cookies.

Local storage / Cookie notice

scs_dpcms_cookie_notice

Remembers the agreement of the cookie notice

Authentication / Session

 

EZSESSID + hash for security
reason (configurable),

e.g.: eZSESSIDf4749f6f95f4a
c08f393854bfa3e69a2eZSESS
IDf4749f6f95f4ac08f393854bfa
3e69a2eZSESSIDf4749f6f95f4
ac08f393854bfa3e69a2

We use this cookie to enable user login and access to restricted areas of the website.

Cloudflare cookie

__cfduid

This cookie is set only in some special cases to improve security.

Style cookie

dpcms_css_loaded

This cookie is set to improve performance and user experience. With this cookie not all data is transferred during each request.

Content Version for different countries

dpcms_c_v

This cookie is used for users in specific countries with legal content restrictions.

Personalization

Cookie

Name

Purpose

Local storage / next office

scs_officeData

This cookie saves data of the next office and is the result of IP-detection.

Analytics

Cookie

Name

Purpose

Google Analytics

_ga

 _gat

 __utma

 __utmb

 __utmc

 __utmt

 __utmv

 __utmz

We use Google Analytics cookies to collect aggregate statistical information on the number of users accessing the website, and they are using it, including how they access the website, the length and frequency of visits and pages viewed. We use this information to create reports and improve the website. For more information about Google Analytics cookies please click here. To learn more about how we use Google Analytics please refer to our Privacy Policy.
 
You can prevent transmission of the data created by Google Analytics cookies to Google and processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?

E. HOW TO MANAGE COOKIES IN YOUR BROWSER

The "Help" section on the menu bar of most internet browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to make the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. Please note that certain features of the Website may no longer be available to you if you disable cookies.

You also can manage your cookies preferences using the following links for some of the most popular internet browsers:

Internet Explorer - https://www.microsoft.com/info/uk-en/cookies.mspx

Google Chrome - https://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en-GB&answer=95647&p=cpn_cookies

Firefox- http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Blocking%20cookies

Safari - https://support.apple.com/kb/ph19214?locale=en_US

Opera - http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/privacy/

To find out more about using your browser settings to control cookies please visit: www.allaboutcookies.org

At any time, you can object to the use of cookies already set up on this Website, by contacting us at the following address: [email protected].

F. HOW DO WE MAKE CHANGES TO THIS COOKIE POLICY?

We may change our Cookie Policy from time to time. When we change our Cookie Policy, we will publish the updated policy on our Website. Please check this Cookie Policy regularly. Subject to applicable law, all changes will take effect as soon as we publish the new Cookie Policy, but where we have already collected information about you and/or where legally required to do so, we may take additional steps to inform you of any material changes to our Cookie Policy and may request that you agree to these changes.

G. HOW TO CONTACT US

If you have any questions in relation to this Cookie Policy you may contact us at: [email protected].