Privacy

New EU legislation requires us to let you know how we’re using cookies. OConnor has created this page to explain our use of cookies. We think it’s important to protect your privacy and be open about how we use your data. This information is to keep you informed and to help you enjoy our websites.

So what are cookies?
A cookie is simply a tiny text file containing pieces of data, stored when you visit a website. It’s designed to help websites remember what you did in the past. This can include whether you clicked on particular links or pages, logged into your profile, or read pages on the site months, or even years, ago.

There are different types of cookies and without them websites couldn’t function in the way you’ve got used to. For example, without the cookie to validate your log in, the website wouldn’t know to display your profile. Or the website would need to deliver a message every time saying ‘sorry, you need to log in’ as it wouldn’t remember who you are.

OConnor websites use particular cookies to give you the best possible experience, and use only cookies that we think are necessary and helpful. To fit the new regulations, we’ve detailed the cookies used on this website so you can decide if you’re happy, or if you would rather delete existing cookies, or even disable the use of cookies on our websites altogether.

What type of cookies do OConnor websites use?

1. Strictly Necessary Cookies

Remember things like information you’ve entered on forms when you navigate to different pages in a single web browser session. Identify you as being logged into www.oconnor.com
Make sure you connect to the right service on our website when we make any changes to the way it works.

Cookie Name Function Category Cookie Type Cookie Expiry Date
ELOQUA Eloqua Strictly Necessary Cookies Persistent Cookie
ELQSTATUS Eloqua Strictly Necessary Cookies Persistent Cookie
fe_typo_user Typo3 Strictly Necessary Cookies Session Cookie This information loses its validity at the end of the session.
PHPSESSID PHP Strictly Necessary Cookies Session Cookie Expires when you close your browser.

OConnor uses the Eloqua system to track your activity on our website.

Allowing the Eloqua cookie means that you should:

  • only need to enter information into forms once
  • get unlimited access to most types of content available on this site
  • only receive relevant communications

Please note if cookies are disabled then we may still send communications to you but may not be able to tailor/limit what you receive to what is of most interest and relevance to you. If you are concerned about Cookie tracking while using this site, you can use the links below to disable tracking for this site and for all sites which use the Eloqua system.

2. Performance Cookies

We use ‘Performance’ cookies to:

  • Provide statistics on how our website is used
  • Help us improve the website by measuring any errors that occur
  • Test different designs of our website
Cookie Name Function Category Cookie Type Cookie Expiry Date
_utma Google Analytics Performance Cookies Persistent Cookie Expires 2 years after your last visit to this site
_utmb Google Analytics Performance Cookies Persistent Cookie Expires 30 minutes after your visit, or after 30 minutes of inactivity.
_utmc Google Analytics Performance Cookies Session Cookie Expires when you close your browser.
_utmz Google Analytics Performance Cookies Persistent Cookie Expires 6 months after it was last set.

Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of the website and compile reports for us on activity on the website. Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law.

How to reject or delete this cookie
http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html

3. Third party cookies

On some pages third parties may also set their own anonymous cookies, for the purposes of tracking the success of their application, or customising the application for you. Because of how cookies work we cannot access these cookies, nor can the third parties access the data in cookies used by us.

Cookie Name Function Category Cookie Type Cookie Expiry Date
datr Facebook Third party cookie Session Cookie/Persistent cookie
lsd Facebook Third party cookie Session Cookie
reg_ext_ref Facebook Third party cookie Session Cookie
reg_fb_gate Facebook Third party cookie Session Cookie
x-src Facebook Third party cookie Session Cookie
reg_fb_ref Facebook Third party cookie Session Cookie

We use Facebook’s Like button to allow you to indicate to your friends that you enjoyed a piece of content on our site. Facebook will store a cookie when you do this so that they can recognise when you have already ‘liked’ an item. Should you have to log in after clicking a like button, Facebook will store an additional cookie to remember you are logged in to their service.

4. Geotargetting cookies

These cookies are used by software which tries to work out what country you are in from information supplied by your browser when it requests a web page.

Cookie Name Function Category Cookie Type Cookie Expiry Date
NID Googlemaps Geotargetting /Third party cookie Session Cookie/Persistent cookie
PREF Googlemaps Geotargetting /Third party cookie Session Cookie

We may use Google Maps on our website to provide detailed information on how to locate our office. We use Google’s interactive maps because we believe they provide a helpful way for our visitors to identify how best to travel to us. We use the Google Maps tools on the basis that Google adheres to its privacy policy which can be found athttp://www.google.co.uk/intl/en-GB/policies/ and its terms of service for Google Maps at http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/help/terms_maps.html.

Deleting Cookies

If you decide you’re not happy with the use of cookies on this website, you can easily delete them from the cookie folder of your browser. You can also set your browser to block cookies or to send a warning notice before a cookie is stored on your computer. Because there are lots of different browsers, we haven’t given instructions for all of them here, but you can visit the ‘All About Cookies’ site for more information.

If you use Windows Explorer, here are the steps:

  • Click on ‘Windows Explorer’
  • Select the ‘Search’ button on the tool bar
  • Enter ‘cookie’ into the search box field for ‘Folders and Files’
  • Choose ‘My Computer’ in the ‘Look In’ drop down menu
  • Click on ‘Search Now’
  • Select and open the folders that are retrieved
  • Click to highlight any cookie file
  • Click the ‘Delete’ key to erase the cookie file

If you don’t have Windows Explorer, click ‘Help’ on your ‘Start’ menu and search for ‘cookies’ to find information on how to locate the folder. If you do this, you might not be able to use some of the services on our website – or on other websites.