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1. Who is DAC Beachcroft?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For further information about Hotjar cookies please see: https://www.hotjar.com/legal/policies/privacy
8. Learn more about cookies
To find out more about cookies in general visit aboutcookies.org or allaboutcookies.org (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 www.youronlinechoices.eu. 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
10. Additional information on data processing
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.
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Last updated: August 2021