DAC Beachcroft Cookie Policy (the "Cookie Policy")

1. Who is DAC Beachcroft?

This Cookie Policy is a global policy (based on UK and EU data protection principles) and sets out important information in relation to cookies generally and those specific cookies that DAC Beachcroft, as a data controller, uses on its corporate website (and its associated portals).

DAC Beachcroft is an international legal business which operates through separately constituted and regulated legal entities providing legal and/or claims handling services in accordance with the relevant laws of the jurisdictions in which the different entities operate. 

The use of words and/or phrases such as "DAC Beachcroft", "we", "us" or "our" is for convenience only and refers to any of the entities listed on our Legal and Regulatory page, each of which is a separate data controller in its own right.

You should read this Cookie Policy carefully, alongside our Privacy Policy and raise any questions you may have with the Data Protection Enquiry Team (outlined below).

2. What are cookies?

A cookie, also known as a browser cookie, is a small text file which may be downloaded to your computer or device when you visit a website or use an app. You may be asked to provide consent for this, depending on the jurisdiction you are accessing this website from.

Different types of cookies are used to do different things.  These include letting you navigate between different pages on a website efficiently, remembering your preferences and helping us identify ways to improve your overall site experience.  Others are used to provide you with advertising which is more tailored to your interests, to measure the number of site visited and/or the most popular pages visited.

3. Are there different types of cookies?

Yes, there are different types of cookies - detailed below:

"First party" and "third party" cookies

Cookies can be set and controlled by the operator of a website or an app (known as a "first party" cookie) or a third party (known as a "third party" cookie).

4. Other cookie distinctions?

Yes, the following distinctions of cookies can be made:

a) Session cookies

Session cookies are stored in your computer or device's memory during your browsing session and are automatically deleted from your computer when you leave a website or an app. These cookies usually store a session ID, allowing you to move from page to page without having to log-in repeatedly.

They are widely used by commercial websites; for example to keep track of items that a consumer has added to a shopping basket.  Session cookies do not collect any information from your computer or device and they expire at the end of your browser session.

The cookies that we use in this regard are set out in the Table in Section 7 below.

b) Persistent cookies

Persistent cookies are stored on your computer or device and are not deleted when your browser is closed. Persistent cookies can be used to retain your preferences for a particular website or app, allowing those preferences to be used in future browsing sessions.

Persistent cookies usually assign a unique ID to your browser and they are usually configured to identify you for a prolonged period of time, from days to months or even years.

The cookies that we use in this regard are set out in the Table in Section 7 below.

c) Strictly necessary cookies

These are essential for the operation of a website or an app, e.g. to enable users to log in to secure areas of a website.

These let you move around a website or app and use essential features such as accessing secure areas and identifying you as being logged in. Accepting these cookies is a condition of using a website or an app as they are required for its proper operation. If you disable them, a website or app will not be able to function properly.

These cookies don't gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.

The cookies that we use on our website which are essential for its operation are set out in the Table in Section  7 below.

d) Analytical/Performance cookies

Statistic cookies help website or app owners to understand how visitors interact with website or app by collecting and reporting information.

We use these cookies, sometimes referred to as "web analytics" information, to collect information about how visitors use the website.  This includes details of the site where the visitor has come from, how much time they spend on which page, which content visitors are clicking on, what visitors do and do not like and at what point a visitor leaves our website.  We use visitor feedback to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.

On occasion we may share this information with analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of the website.  Alternatively, we may work with third-party suppliers who place cookies on your device and report on "web analytics" information.

The cookies that we use in this regard are set out in the Table in Section 7 below.

e) Functionality cookies

These are used to recognise users when they return to a website or app, enabling personalisation of content and user preferences, e.g. language or region.

We use these cookies to recognise visitors when they return to our website, as well as tracking a visitors location, enabling us to personalise website content and remember visitor preferences (for example, their choice of language or region).  We use the information to improve our website and provide visitors with relevant content that is easy to find, enhancing their experience.

The cookies that we use in this regard are set out in the Table in Section 7 below.

f) Targeting cookies

These record a user's visit to a website or app, the pages visited and the links followed, thereby tracking a user's movements which allows behavioural profiles to be created and used for targeted online advertising.

These cookies are used to collect information about your browsing habits in order to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers.  They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. 

We do not currently use these cookies on the DAC Beachcroft website.


The cookies that DAC Beachcroft uses, do not generally collect personal information such as name, address, email address and do not link any information they collect to an individual. From time to time, however, DAC Beachcroft may analyse IP addresses, user agent strings or other anonymous data sources. 

Please note that although the use of data by DAC Beachcroft is covered by this Cookie Policy, in addition the use of third party cookies is covered by third party cookie policies, which we have referred to in the following tables, alternatively they are available on the relevant company's website.

5. When do we share data collected by cookies?

DAC Beachcroft may disclose data collected from cookies, such as visitor trends, to third parties, in an anonymous form, for research and statistical purposes, and to help us optimise the DAC Beachcroft website.

As we are a global legal services group, data (collected by the use of cookies) may be transferred outside of the UK and the European Economic Area (“EEA”). For example where we are sharing information with our colleagues or third party service providers who operate outside of the UK or the EEA.  In all cases, your data is shared where appropriate technical and organisational measures are in place to protect that data in line with our Privacy Policy and also our obligations or as permitted by applicable law and/or regulation.

6. How can you control the use of cookies?

When visiting the DAC Beachcroft website for the first time, the cookie notification alert displayed at the bottom of the screen provides you with facilities for consenting to the cookies listed in this Cookie Policy.

It is also possible to disable and to delete/remove cookies on most web browsers. However, you may lose some functionality of the DAC Beachcroft website.

7. Cookies we use

Below we set out in detail the cookies that we use, their function and the data they collect.

Cookie source Cookie Type of Cookie - Session or Persistent? Category of Cookies - Essential / Analytics/ Preference/ Ad/ Targeting? How long is the Cookie stored for? 1st or 3rd party Cookie? Further information for 3rd party cookies
Google _ga Persistent Analytics 2 years 3rd For more information please see:
Google _gid Persistent Analytics 24 hours 3rd
Google _gat Session Analytics Until the session has ended 3rd
Google _utm.gif Session Analytics Until the session has ended 3rd
Wistia __distillery Persistent Analytics 1 year 3rd For more information please see:
Wistia muxData Persistent Analytics 20 years 3rd
Hotjar _hjClosedSurveyInvites Persistent Analytics 365 days 3rd


For further information please see:

Hotjar _hjDonePolls Persistent Analytics  365 days 3rd 
Hotjar _MinimizedPolls Persistent Analytics 365 days 3rd
Hotjar _hjDoneTestersWidgets Persistent Analytics 365 days 3rd
Hotjar _hjMinimizedTestersWidgets Persistent Analytics 365 days 3rd
Hotjar _hjIncludedInSample Persistent Analytics 365 days 3rd
Hotjar _hjShownFeedbackMessage Persistent Analytics 365 days 3rd
Hotjar _hjid Persistent Analytics 365 days 3rd
Unbounce ubpv Persistent Analytics 365 days 3rd For more information please see:
Unbounce ubvt Persistent Analytics 365 days 3rd
Unbounce ubvs Persistent Analytics 365 days 3rd
8. Learn more about cookies

To find out more about cookies in general visit or (which is run by IBA Europe).

A guide to behavioural advertising and online privacy has been produced by the internet advertising industry which can be found at The guide contains an explanation of the Internet Advertising Bureau's self-regulatory scheme to allow you greater control of the advertising you see.

9. Email Tracking

As detailed in our Privacy Policy, for individuals who register for or receive our direct marketing and/or attend our seminars, offices, receive our legal updates, and/or who visit our website, we may collect information about you in the following ways:

  • Opening emails: if you open the email either by downloading images in the email or clicking in a link, we log such activity on our database.
  • View as web page: If you click on the "view it as a web page" link, a tracking code is passed in the link so that the web page is personalised in the same way as the email.
  • Links to web pages: If you click on any web link, we pass a tracking code in the link to the web page which we use to log such activity on our database.
  • Unsubscribe: If you click unsubscribe, we will automatically log this information on our database. If you unsubscribe from any email invitation or alert, we will continue to store your personal data on a "marketing suppression list" so as to record your preference.
  • Event RSVP buttons: In our event invitations and confirmations we provide buttons to allow you to accept, decline, cancel (and register if you are not the original recipient of the invitation) for that event. Clicking on these buttons will pass a tracking code so we can record your choice in our database to help us manage the event.
10. Additional information on data processing

For additional information on the processing of your information, and in particular, on your rights and the exercise of the same, you may consult our Privacy Policy.

In order to exercise your rights against the third parties identified above in the list of cookies used by DAC Beachcroft (section 7), please proceed in accordance with the provisions of their corresponding Privacy Policies. 

For our Spanish cookie policy please click here.

For our French cookie policy please click here.

For our Italian Cookie policy please click here.

Last updated: February 2023

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