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In this section we provide important information about our privacy policy in relation to the use of our website.


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Field Seymour Parkes LLP is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy (together with our terms of website use) sets out the basis on which any information (including personal data) we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.  Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

Information we may collect from you

We may collect and process the following information about you:

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on our website.
  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
  • Details of your visits to our site including traffic data, location data, communication data and the resources that you access.

IP addresses

We collect visitor information by using cookies and pixel tags and when you use the sharing icons (provided by Share This) to share content from our website or access other websites which collect statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns but does not identify any individual.


Our website only uses cookies required by Google Analytics and a session cookie set by the ASP.NET web framework.  Both of these technologies and what a cookie actually does, is explained below.

By using our site you consent to the use of these cookies.

Field Seymour Parkes does not accept responsibility for cookies or privacy policies on "external sites" sites we may reference from our site (www.fsp-law.com).

A cookie is a parcel of text sent back and forth between a web browser and the server it accesses to collect data about a given browser, along with the information requested and sent by the browser’s operator (the visitor).

Google Analytics is a widely-used web analytics service provided by Google, Inc to generate statistics about visitors to websites. Google stores the information collected by its cookies on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other information held by Google. By using our website, you consent to the processing of information by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

ASP.NET is a free web framework from Microsoft for building web sites and web applications.  ASP.NET must track a session ID for each user so that it can map the user to session state information on the server.  By default and on our website, ASP.NET uses a non-persistent cookie to store the session state. However, if a user has disabled cookies on the browser, session state information cannot be stored in a cookie.

The following Google Analytics and ASP.NET cookies are used on our website:

Name Description Expiration
_utma This cookie is typically written to your browser upon your first visit to our website from that web browser. If you delete the cookie and you subsequently visit our website a new _utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to our website and it is updated with each page view. It is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure. 2 years from set/update
_utmb This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with our website. When you view a page on our website, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time you visit a different page on our website, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as your activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when you pause on a page on our website for longer than 20 minutes. 30 minutes from set/update
_utmc This cookie is no longer used by the ga.js tracking code to determine session status. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user. For backwards compatibility purposes with sites still using the urchin.js tracking code, this cookie will continue to be written and will expire when the user exits the browser. Not set
_utmz This cookie stores the type of referral used by you to reach our website, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search or a campaign such as an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, campaigns and page navigation within our website. The cookie is updated with each page view to our website. 6 months from set/update
ASP.NET_SessionID The ASP.NET session state is a technology that lets you store server-side, user-specific data. Web applications can use this data to process requests from the user for which the session state was instantiated. A session state user is identified by a session ID.  Session IDs are a 120-bit random number that is represented by a 20-character string.  The session ID is part of a cookie that is sent to the browser of the user. At the end of the browsing session

For more information about Google Analytics cookies and how to remove them please refer to the following information from Google:

For more information about Microsoft ASP.NET cookies please refer to the following information from Microsoft.

Pixel tags

A pixel tag, also known as a clear GIF or web beacon, is an invisible tag or image placed on pages of our website but not on your computer.  When you access these pages pixel tags generate a standard notice of your visit.

Pixel tags work in conjunction with cookies and collate information such as:

  • Pages viewed;
  • Features used;
  • Links you click on;
  • Your computers IP address;
  • Your browser type;
  • Your operating system; and
  • Date and time information.

If you turn off cookies the pixel tag will simply detect an anonymous website visit.

By using our site you consent to the use of pixel tags.

Where we store your personal data

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. However the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of the information you transmit to our website and any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

No personal data you provide to us is transferred to, or stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area.

Uses made of the information

We use personal data held about you in the following ways:

  • To provide you with information about services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes. We may contact you about these by email, post or telephone.
  • To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
  • To notify you about changes to our services.

If you do not want us to use your personal data in this way, please tick the relevant box situated on the form on which we collect information.

Disclosure of information

We may disclose your personal data to third parties if we are under a duty to disclose or share it in order to comply with any legal obligation or to enforce or apply our terms of website use.

Your rights

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your personal data) if we intend to use it for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by ticking the relevant box on the forms we use to collect information.  You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at webmaster@fsp-law.com

Our website may, from time to time, contain links to other websites which may be of interest to you.  If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.  Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Access to information

The Data Protection Act 1998 (“Act”) gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

Changes to our privacy policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page.


Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to webmaster@fsp-law.com