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Cookie Notice


LAST UPDATED: 15 October 2020

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 Notice, 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 Notice.

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

Technical cookies do also include cookies which stores your cookie preferences. Please note that with third party tools we can only influence if cookies are used by us, but not remove them from your computer in case you opt out from using those cookies. Please see section D below, to learn how to remove cookies from your browser.

Cookie PurposeLifespan
dpcms_langSaves the public data sent from the visitors client to suggest a better matching language.365 days
dpcms_variationThis cookie is used for users in specific countries with legal content restrictions. 365 days
dpcms_cookie_analyticsRemembers the agreement of the cookie notice for analytics cookies.365 days 
dpcms_cookie_ socialRemembers the agreement of the cookie notice for social media cookies.365 days
eZSESSID

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

 

EZSESSID + hash for security reason (configurable), 

 

e.g.: eZSESSIDf4749f6f95f4ac08f393 
854bfa3e69a2eZSESSIDf4749f6f95f4a 
c08f393854bfa3e69a2eZSESSID 
f4749f6f95f4ac08f393854bfa3e69a2

365 days
__cfduidCloudflare cookie, this cookie is set only in some special cases to improve security via our CDN tool. 365 days
JSESSIONIDIndetifier of the user for NewRelic. Expires when browser closed
scs_cookieBannerShow Remembers when user clicks on the cookie banner, so it does not show again.LocalStorage* 
scs_browserLangs Saves the public data sent from the visitor’s client to suggest a better matching language.SessionStorage* 

* 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. LocalStorage will persist until explicitly deleted by the user, SessionStorage will be deleted once the tab is closed. 

Personalization

CookiePurposeLifespan
scs_officeData This cookie saves data of the next office and is the result of IP-detection.1 day

Analytics

CookiePurposeLifespan
_gaUsed to distinguish users.2 years
_gidUsed to distinguish users.1 minute
_gatUsed to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>.1 day
AMP_TOKENContains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.30 seconds to 1 year
_gac_<property-id>Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and Google Ads accounts, Google Ads website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out. Learn more.90 days

Social Media

We are using cookies to allow sharing into third party social media tools and to analyse links between our website and social media tools providers. To learn more about how we use LinkedIn Insights  please refer to our Privacy Policy.

CookiePurpose Lifespan
UserMatchHistory LinkedIn Ads ID syncing30 days
_guid Browser Identifier for Google Ads 90 days 
_lipt This cookie is used to implement LinkedIn functions on the website. 30 days
bcookie Browser ID cookie 2 years 
bscookie Secure Browser Cookie 2 years 
lang Sets default locale/languageExpires when browser is closed
li_oatml Member indirect identifier for conversion tracking, retargeting, analytics 30 days
li_at Purpose not specified by LinkedIn365 days 
liap This cookie determines LinkedIn functions on the page and passes on the website information via social networks.365 days 
lidc Used for routing 1 day 
lissc1Purpose not specified by LinkedIn 30 days 
lissc2Purpose not specified by LinkedIn 30 days 
slPurpose not specified by LinkedIn 90 days 
visitPurpose not specified by LinkedIn 2 years

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 NOTICE?

We may change our Cookie Notice from time to time. When we change our Cookie Notice, we will publish the updated notice on our Website. Please check this Cookie Notice regularly. Subject to applicable law, all changes will take effect as soon as we publish the new Cookie Notice, 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 Notice and may request that you agree to these changes.

G. HOW TO CONTACT US

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