Cookies Policy

Cookies and How We Handle Your Data


You will find information here about what cookies may be set when you visit our websites ("Site"), the purposes for which we use those cookies, and how to reject or delete those cookies. 

Our regulatory notices which explain who we are and how we are regulated are also on the Site.


By continuing to use our Sites, you are agreeing to our use of cookies in the manner described in this Cookies Policy (“Policy”).


What are cookies?


1. A cookie is a small data file that is placed on your computer or other device to allow a website to recognise you as a user when you return to the website using the same computer and web browser, either for the duration of your visit (using a “session cookie”) or for repeat visits (a “persistent cookie”). Other similar files work in the same way and we use the word “cookie” in this Policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.


2. Cookies are an extremely common technology for remembering certain information about a visitor to a website. The vast majority of websites currently make use of cookies and they are commonly used for a wide range of tasks. We use cookies for the following purposes:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Sites. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our Sites. 

  • Analytical cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our Sites when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our Sites work, for example, by ensuring that users find what they are looking for easily. 

  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our Sites and to embed functionality from third party services. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name, remember your preferences. 

  • Advertising cookies. These cookies record your visit to our Sites, the pages you have visited on our Site and others and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make the advertising displayed to you more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose. 


3. This Policy gives you information on the specific cookies used on the Site.

How to control and delete cookies


4. When you accessed the Site, you were presented with a message that notified you of our use of cookies. We had to use a cookie to present you with that notice (you can see details of this cookie under “Cookie Banner” below). If you continue to use the Site, more cookies and other tracking technologies will be placed on your computer as described in this Cookie Policy in order to enhance your user experience whilst on the Site. By continuing to use the Site and/or by accepting our Terms of Use are agreeing to the use of such cookies and tracking technology.


5. We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by the Site (or, indeed, on any other site) you can do this through your browser settings.


6. The “Help” function within your browser should tell you how. If you are primarily concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn these off by going to the Your Online Choices site at Alternatively, you may wish to visit, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer, as well as more general information about cookies. Please note that, as these websites are not owned or operated by us, we are not responsible for any of the content on them.


7. Please be aware that restricting cookies may mean that you are not able to take full advantage of all the features or services available on our Site.


8. We also use a number of suppliers who set cookies on the Aria Grace Law websites on our behalf to deliver certain services and features. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these organisations, as well as information on how to opt-out, please review the table below. 

Cookie Name: Google Analytics 

Purpose: This Site uses Google Analytics; a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of the Site and compile reports for us on website activity. This cookie does not collect information that identifies an individual. For information on how to reject or delete these cookie, see

Cookie Name: Google+ 

Purpose: Cookies from Google+ allow users to share content from the Site onto their personal Google+ profile. You can adjust your Google + settings here:


Cookie Name: YouTube 

Purpose: We use YouTube to show some of our video content and YouTube may set cookies on your browser to display the video and monitor non-attributable statistical information. Information on YouTube's privacy policy can be found here

Cookie Name: myinfo.Aria-

Purpose: This domain is used for sending out our client briefings to our mailing lists. Session cookies are used to store the type of mailing to display and expire at the end of the session. Terms and conditions for this site fall under the Terms of Use.

Cookie Name: LinkedIn

Purpose: Share this LinkedIn cookie, placed by the LinkedIn share button on our Site. This cookie is used to track which pages the user visits and if activated pass that information to LinkedIn to include on the user’s profile. For more information visit LinkedIn's privacy policy page:

Cookies set by Third Party sites


9. To improve your website experience; we sometimes embed video content from websites like YouTube and photos from Instagram. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. Aria Grace LLC Limited does not control these cookies. You should check the relevant third-party website for more information about these.

Sharing Tools


10. We would like to draw your attention to the fact that the Site carries embedded “share” buttons to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their contacts through a number of popular social networks. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. Aria Grace LLC Limited does not control these cookies and you should check the relevant third-party website for more information about these.


Main cookies used by us on our Site

11. Below is a list of the main cookies used by us on our Site together with details about what each is used for:

List of Google Analytics cookies used


Source: Aria Grace Law


Purpose: This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. 

Expires: 2 years

Source: Aria Grace Law

Name: _gat

Purpose: This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, it is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.

Expires: 1 minute

Source: Aria Grace Law

Name: _gid

Purpose: This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. It is used to distinguish users. 

Expires: 24 hours

Source: Aria Grace Law

Name: _utmv

Purpose: This cookie gets set on the user's computer, so that Google Analytics knows how to classify that visitor. This allows Aria Grace Law to segment users while using Google Analytics. This segmenting applies to many areas including location, browser used and search terms. 

Expires: At the end of session 

Source: Aria Grace Law

Name:_utmb & _utmc 

Purpose: These cookies work to calculate how long a visit lasts. __utmb takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site, while __utmc takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site. 

Expires: At end of session 

Source: Aria Grace Law 

Name: _utmz 

Purpose: This cookie keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine was used, what links were clicked, what keyword was used, and where a user was in the world when they accessed a website. This cookie is how Google Analytics knows to whom and to what source/medium/keyword to assign the credit for a Goal Conversion or an Ecommerce Transaction. 

Expires: 6 months

Source: Aria Grace Law

Name: _utma 

Purpose: This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. Google Analytics uses the information from this cookie to calculate things like days and visits to purchase. 

Expires: This cookie is what is called a "persistent" cookie, as it will not expire until deleted by the user. 


Source: Aria Grace Law  
Name: Cookies used by Google+

Purpose: Google+ is a social platform operated by Google which allows users signed into their personal Google+ account to click on a Google +1 button in order to share content from the web with their selected circles. The Google+ cookies used on the Aria Grace Law website enables the Google +1 button on certain pages of our site, which allows the user to easily +1 a page and share it on their Google+ profile with their selected circles.

List of Cookies

  • GALX

  • GAPS

  • GoogleAccountsLocale_Session

  • CheckConnectionTempCookie996


The information below relates directly to the cookies listed above and is taken directly from the Google website.


Does Google track my visits to pages with the +1 button even when I don't +1 something?

The +1 button isn't used to track your visits across the web. Google doesn't keep a persistent record of your browsing history as part of the process of showing you a +1 button or otherwise use the fact that you personally have visited a page with the +1 button. Google may keep some information about your visit, usually for about two weeks, to maintain and debug its systems. This information isn't organized by individual profiles, usernames, or URLs. More information on Google's cookies can be found here:


Why does Google need this information?

When you do a Google search or visit a page with a +1 button, we send different elements of your request to separate servers which helps the +1 button to load quickly. To ensure those servers are processing your request correctly, and in the rare cases where we need to debug our systems, this information helps us to find the source of the problem between servers and fix it.


What data is sent to Google when you click +1?

In order to store your +1 and make it visible to the public, Google receives information about your Google profile, the URL you +1, your IP address, and other browser-related information. If you undo your +1, this information will be deleted. You can see all your +1's in the +1's tab of your profile.


Name: GALX  

ID: LQvR0IcmR9I 

Expires: End of session 


Name: GAPS 

ID: 1:PmB1uUYCqHmwOxBE8Cwxi5jRpS2WXA:IdOQtE1S2I1-NZiw 

Expires: End of session


Name: GoogleAccountsLocale_session 

ID: en

Expires: End of session


YouTube cookies used on site

Name: CheckConnectionTempCookie996 

ID: 430372 

Expires: End of session 


Name: GoogleAccountsLocale_session 

ID: En_GB 

Expires: End of session 


Cookies used on the Aria Grace Law website



Purpose: Session cookie for when user opens one of our online briefings.

Expires: End of session 




Purpose: Session cookie used to indicate the first page to be viewed when opening a briefing. 

Expires: End of session 




Purpose: Session cookie used to indicate the following page should a user interact with one of our briefings. 

Expires: End of session 


Cookies used by ShareThis widget

ShareThis has an opt-out selection ( which involves adding 3 more cookies to the user's browser. This action is completed on the ShareThis site, however ShareThis have a Privacy Manifesto on their site: Whilst the cookies are not strictly necessary, the user must interact with the widget before the cookie is set.


Name: __uset  

ID: Yes 

Expires: End of session 


Name: km_uq

ID:  CjVr1096u9aqdH5iDFbVAg== 

Expires: 1 year 


Cookies used by LinkedIn Share widget

LinkedIn cookie, placed by the LinkedIn share button. This cookie is used to track which pages the user visits and if activated pass that information to LinkedIn to include on the users profile. For more information visit LinkedIn's Privacy Policy page.

Name: leo_auth_token 

Expires: Less than one day 



Expires: End of session


Name: bcookie

Expires: 730 days


Name: visit

Expires: 730 days



Name: PersistenceCookie 

Expires:  Less than one day



Expires: Less than one day


Name: Lang

Expires: End of session



Expires: Less than one day 




12. We may make changes to this Cookies Policy at any time by sending you an e-mail with the modified terms or by posting a copy of them on the Site. Any changes will take effect 7 days after the date of our email or the date on which we post the modified terms on the Site, whichever is the earlier. Your continued use of the Site after that period expires means that you agree to be bound by the modified Policy.


Whom do I contact if I have any questions about Aria Grace Law's cookies policy?


13. If you wish to write to us, please write to the Head of Privacy and Data Protection at Aria Grace LLC 24, Dobree Avenue, London, NW10 2AE. Our email address for such queries is If you would prefer to speak to us by phone, please call 020 3737 6441.