Cookies - DAC Beachcroft


DAC Beachcroft Cookie Policy (the "Cookie Policy")

1. Who is DAC Beachcroft?

DAC Beachcroft is committed to protecting the data of all people we deal with.  This cookie policy (the “Notice”) sets out important information in relation to the cookies that  DAC Beachcroft uses.  DAC Beachcroft has a global Notice that we follow based on UK and European data protection principles. 

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 in our Legal Notice, each of which is a separate data controller in their own right.

You should read this Notice carefully and raise any questions you may have with the Data Protection Enquiry Team (outlined below in this Notice).

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.

Different types of cookies are used to do different things.  These include letting you navigate between different pages on a website efficiently, remembering preference you have given 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, or to measure the number of site visits and the most popular pages users visit.

This Cookie Policy sets out the types of cookies that we use and what we use them for.

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 such as DAC Beachcroft for this website (known as a "first party" cookie) or a third party such as Facebook, for example to display advertisements and social sharing features (known as a "third party" cookie).

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. 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.

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, 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, e.g. to enable users to log in to secure areas of a website.

These let you move around our website and use essential features such as accessing secure areas of our website and identifying you as being logged in. Accepting these cookies is a condition of using our website as they are required for its proper operation. If you disable them, our website may 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've 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 6 below.

d) Analytical/Performance cookies

These allow an operator of a website such as DAC Beachcroft for this website to recognise and count the number of visitors to a website, thereby assisting DAC Beachcroft to improve how our website works.

We use these cookies, sometimes referred to as "web analytics" information, to collect information about how visitors use our 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 our site.  Alternatively, we may work with third-party suppliers who place cookies on your device and report on "web analytics" information. Where such information is made available to us, we have listed these cookies below.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your computer or device.  The cookies that we use in this regard are set out in the Table in Section 6 below.

e) Functionality cookies

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

We use these cookies to recognise users when they return to a website. They enable the personalisation of content, the recognition of users and remember user preferences (for example, their choice of language or region).  We use the information to improve our website and enhance our visitors' experience.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your computer or device.  The cookies that we use in this regard are set out in the Table in Section 6 below.

f) Targeting cookies

These record a user's visit to a website, 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 will use the information to provide you with advertisements that are tailored to you.

In addition, DAC Beachcroft may engage third party advertisers and advertising networks to place targeted advertisement cookies.  This means that data collected through these cookies will be shared with such parties in order that they can select and serve relevant adverts to you and others.  We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users to assist them in performing this service. We may also use such aggregate information to help advertiser reach the kind of audience they want to target.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your computer or device.  The cookies that we use in this regard are set out in the Table in Section 6 below.

4. In short, what is DAC Beachcroft's use of cookies?

We use cookies help us to track visitor information and to learn about the behaviour of visitors to our website and how they respond to our marketing communications and for research and statistical purposes. 

As detailed in the Privacy Policy, 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 our websites and the targeting of advertisements.

The cookies that DAC Beachcroft uses do not collect personal information such as name, address, email address and do not link any information they collect to an individual.

From time to time DAC Beachcroft may also 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. How can you control the use of cookies?

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies and your use of this website constitutes your consent to this website setting cookies on your computer or other device.

It is possible to disable cookies on most web browsers. If you do not want us to use cookies you should change the settings in your website browser. However, you may lose some functionality of this website.

6. Cookies we use

Below we set out in detail the cookies that we use on this website, 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 _ga Persistent Analytics 2 years 1st N/A _gid Persistent Analytics 24 hours 1st N/A _gat Session Analytics 1 minute 1st N/A
AdWords _gac_<property-id> Persistent Ad Targeting 90 days 3rd For more information about AdWords cookies please see:
Wistia __distillery Persistent Analytics 1 year 3rd For more information about Wistia cookies please see:
Wistia muxData Persistent Analytics 20 years 3rd
Hotjar _hjClosedSurveyInvites Persistent Analytics 365 days 3rd


 For further information about Hotjar cookies 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

7. 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.

8. Email Tracking

As detailed in our Privacy Notice, 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.

Last updated: February 2021