Our websites use cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer (or internet-enabled device) by websites you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work and to improve their efficiency, as well as to provide website usage information to the website owner.

We use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our websites in order to help us to improve your experience when you browse our websites. For example, they allow you to navigate between pages efficiently and to log in to areas of the websites for which you choose to register.

What cookies do we use?

Our websites use three kinds of cookie (using categories suggested in the International Chamber of Commerce UK's ("ICC") Cookie guide): Strictly necessary cookies, Performance cookies and Functionality cookies.

For more information on these categories, please see the ICC's Cookie guide.

Strictly necessary cookies

These are essential to enable you to move around our websites and to allow the features of the sites to work correctly. Without these, services you request – such as navigating between pages – cannot be provided.

We use the following strictly necessary cookies on all our websites, unless specified otherwise:

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This cookie works in conjunction with the content management system to keep track of the local time zone of the user. 


This cookie works in conjunction with the content management system to communicate with the server of the site. 


This cookie works in conjunction with the content management system to identify languages on the site. 


This cookie references the content management system to determine if a user is anonymous or logged in for editing the site. 


These cookies determine which domain is being accessed on the site (e.g. Main Site, Mobile Site, Alumni Site) 


This cookie references the content management system to manage changes made to content on the site. 


This cookie references the culture code of a user accessing the site (i.e. Asia, Europe).     


This cookie is used by the One North hosting environment for debugging and routing purposes. 


This cookie is used for remembering previous user sessions within the Community section of the site. This cookie is used only when a user is logged into the Community pages. 


Performance cookies/technologies

These enable us to collect information about how you use our websites or read our publications, for instance which pages are viewed by visitors most frequently. All information collected in this way is used to improve how our websites work or the effectiveness of our client publications. The cookies set out below are used across all Reed Smith websites.

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This cookie is used by AddThis to provide options for users to visit various social media sites and share material garnered from the website. 

Visit the AddThis website for further information on social media tracking cookies. 


This cookie is used by reCaptcha to prevent spamming of the website. 

Visit the reCaptcha website for further information on anti-spamming cookies. 


Functionality cookies

These cookies record information about choices you have made and allow us to remember your preferences. If you are known to us and we hold your details, we may use this information to help us build up your profile based on your web journey, and choices. For example, if you access our website from a link in an email we sent to you, these cookies will allow us to track your web journey.

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This will track your responses to our marketing campaigns and track your website journey.


This will connect your e-marketing journey with your website journey.


Third Party websites

Our websites link through to third party websites (including, for example for the delivery of podcasts) which may also use cookies over which we have no control. We recommend that you check the relevant third party's privacy policies for information about any cookies which may be used.

Consent to Cookies

If you continue to use our website we will assume that you are happy to receive all cookies from our website. However, if you would prefer to change your cookie settings, you can do so at any time—see below ‘Control’.


Most browsers automatically accept cookies unless you change your internet browser settings. If you wish to restrict, block or delete the cookies which are set by any of our websites, you can generally do this through your browser settings. These settings are usually found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your internet browser. If you set your internet browser preferences to block all cookies, you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

If you delete cookies relating to this website we will not remember things about you, including your cookie preferences, and you will be treated as a first-time visitor the next time you visit the site.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit allaboutcookies.org.


We may need to update this Cookie Policy in the future and so encourage you to review this Cookie Policy periodically to stay informed about how we are using cookies. This cookie policy was last updated July 2016.

Further information

You can find more information about cookies at: allaboutcookies.org.

If you have any questions or comments regarding this Cookie Policy, please email rswebsite@reedsmith.com.