1. Introduction 

1.1. This policy explains how we use cookies on this website, (the "Site") and other subsites under the domain.This policy should be read in conjunction with our legal and privacy policies.

1.2. Cookies are small text files stored on your device and used by website operators in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the operators of the website or certain third parties. Each cookie usually contains a unique string of characters, which allows a website to distinguish your device from other users.

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1.3. We use cookies to enable you to navigate between pages and to generally improve your user experience. We also use cookies to analyse how users interact with our website, to enable you to share content using social media, and to provide you with embedded content from third parties, such as maps of our offices and videos from our YouTube channel. We also sometimes use cookie type technologies in emails to identify how users come to our website so that we can evaluate and measure the effectiveness of our email marketing.

1.4 We may combine information collected via cookies with information such as your IP address, the type of brower, device and operating system, for example to provide statistical information about visitors to the Site. Where the Site uses third parties cookies, you should check with the relevant third party to see how they use cookies (see section 5 below).

1.4. The cookies that we currently use on the Site are summarised in more detail in sections 4 to 7 below. We recommend that you read our cookies policy so that you are aware of how we use them and can take steps to reject or delete the cookies if you do not agree to them being used

1.5. In this cookies policy, we use the term "cookie" to mean a cookie and any other similar technology, such as web beacons, local stored objects ("Flash cookies"), and pixel tags.       

1.6. You can find out more about cookies at

2. Consent to the use of cookies

2.1. When you arrive at the Site for the first time, a banner is displayed notifying you about the use of cookies. By clicking "yes, I agree" or by otherwise continuing to use the Site you consent to the use of cookies as described in this policy.

2.2. You should be aware that certain cookies will be set automatically upon arrival on the Site, depending on the page that you visit first. Please see sections 4 to 6 below for more information. If you do not consent to those cookies and wish to remove them then you should follow the instructions in section 3 below.

2.3. Not withstanding the general consent to cookies described in paragraph 2.1, we may also remind you about our use of cookies and ask you to reconfirm your consent to cookies when you register for certain services or activate a certain function on the website that relies on the use of cookies.

2.4 Consent to the use of cookies on our blogs is described in section 6 below.

3. Rejecting cookies and managing cookies on your device

3.1. If you wish to use the Site, but do not consent to the use of cookies (or certain cookies), then you should either follow the instructions in paragraph 3.2 below or avoid activating or using the relevant parts or features of the Site.

3.2. You can control the use of individual cookies by setting your web browser or device to reject cookies or prompt before accepting. You can find out how to do this by checking the "help" menu in your browser or device settings or the user instructions for your device. Certain web browsers and devices may already be set up to reject or prompt before accepting third party cookies.

3.3 If you change your mind about the use of cookies, then you can also use your brower's "help" menu to find out how to delete cookies that have already been set on your device. Details of the cookies used on the Site are set out in sections 4 to 7 below.

4. First person cookies used on the Site

We use the following cookies on the Site:

4.1. Essential cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Site and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the Site. Without these cookies, services that you have asked for cannot be provided.

4.2. Performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use the Site, for instance which pages visitors go to most often and it they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

Cookie Name Purpose More information
Google Analytics _utma
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics, that sets a cookie in order to  evaluate how visitors use our site.

We use the information to help us improve the visitor experience on the site.

These cookies collect information in an anonymous form. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. 

__utma: contains a unique and anonymous identifying ID, which allows us to ensure that subsequent visits to our website are recorded as belonging to the same (unique) visitor. This cookie expires after two years.

__utmb: used to establish and continue a unique user session. Each time you request another page from the website the cookie is updated to expire after 30minutes.

__utmc: works with __utmb to determine when to create a new session for a website visitor. This is a session cookie and expires when you exit the browser.

__utmz: tracks how you found us and is used to calculate traffic and navigation within the website. It is updated with every new page view and expires after 6 months.

 __utmv cookie which relates to custom reporting segments, a feature which we occasionally use on Google Analytics.
Please note: Note: Google controls which cookies are used, so these could change over time . Read about Google Analytics Privacy Policy

How to reject or delete this cookie:
To provide website visitors with more choice on how their data is collected by Google Analytics,  Google Analytics offers the Opt-out Browser Add-on. The add-on communicates with the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to indicate that information about the website visit should not be sent to Google Analytics.

4.3. Functional cookies

These cookies allow the Site to remember choices that you make (for example, customisation settings) and provide enhanced, more personal features. They may also be used to provide services that you have asked for. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

[We do not currently use any functional cookies]

5. Third party cookies used on the Site

5.1. In addition to the cookies listed in section 2 above, we also use the following third party cookies for performance and functional purposes, to allow us to identify how successful our and to make it easier for you to share content on this Site. These are cookies that are set by a third party when you access the Brodies website, and where the third party controls how those cookies are used.

Cookie Name Purpose More information
Third-Party Cookies
Google  Maps khcookie, NID, SNID and PREF We use Google Maps on our Contact Us forms & office pages to provide detailed information on how to locate us.  
Google Maps stores up to four cookies: khcookie, NID, SNID and PREF. We use Google's interactive maps because we believe they provide a helpful way for our visitors to identify how best to reach us.
We use the Google Maps tools on the basis that Google adheres to its privacy policy which can be found here and its terms of service for Google Maps.
YouTube video Flash Local Shared Object (LSO) We use YouTube service to host video content, and embed YouTube's player in our web pages to allow you to watch the video without leaving our website.

YouTube's embedded player currently creates and updates two Flash LSO objects from The LSOs are soundData (which appears to store volume setting preferences) and videostats (which appears to store performance-related information). We have no direct control over YouTube's use of the data stored in this object.
For more information, please read YouTube's privacy policy
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Allow sharing of a page on multiple social media sites These cookies are found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site, for example Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter all have their own cookies, which are controlled by them.

5.2. We will update this policy as and when additional information becomes available on how third party cookies are used by the relevant third parties.

6. Brodies Blogs and third party websites

6.1. The blogs on the Site ("Blogs") are hosted by us on our own server, using the platform ("Wordpress").

6.2. You can find out more information about how Wordpress uses cookies here:

6.3 When accessing our Blogs, you will be prompted to accept or reject cookies.

6.4 The following cookies are currently used on our Blogs

Cookie Name Purpose Description
Wordpress Log In



These cookies are functional cookies which are needed to log in to Wordpress and for Wordpress to remember log in details Please note: these cookies are set by Wordpress and could change over time.
Wordpress Comments




These cookies are used when visitors to the Brodies Blog comment on a blog post. They are for convenience so that the visitor won't need to re-type all their information again when they want to leave another comment. Please note: these cookies are set by Wordpress and could change over time.
Wordpress Cookie Compliance cookie-agreed This cookie remembers whether you have accepted or rejected cookies. Please note: these cookies are set by Wordpress and could change over time.
Wordpress Session has_js Informs the content mangement system whether you have javascript enabled in your browser settings for Wordpress. It can deliver content in a suitable way depending on your settings. It expires when you close the browser. Please note: these cookies are set by Wordpress and could change over time. Act
These cookiesmakes the “Like” button work so the user can share content from the site on their Facebook page These cookies are found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site c_user contains the userid of Facebook These cookies are found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site datar Created when a web browser accesses (e.g. When the user hits the like button), it helps Facebook identify suspicious login activity and keep users safe These cookies are found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site lu On single user computers, Facebook use the ‘lu’ cookie to prefill the user’s facebook e-mail address on the login screen if you they not explicitly logged out These cookies are found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site xs Creates unique ID for each visit These cookies are found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site





Allow content from Twitter to be shown on website pages and pages to be shared on Twitter These cookies are found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site

7. Third party websites, social media and sharing

7.1 We maintain profile pages on various social media websites, including but not limited to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. We may link to those profile pages on the Site and other third party websites.

7.2 If you are a registered user of any of those third party websites (and/or are logged in to those websites) then certain cookies may be set to make it easier for you to share content or access their features. These cookies are described in section 5 above.

7.2 . We are not responsible for, and have no control over the use of cookies on those websites. If you are concerned about the use of cookies on any third party websites linked to from the Site then you should check the relevant third party's privacy policy before accessing its website (or upon arrival at that website).

8. Changes to this policy

8.1. This cookies policy and the legal statements may be amended by us at any time. Please check this page periodically so that you are aware of any changes.

8.2. This policy was last updated on 3 May 2013.

8. Contact us

For further information from us on any of these Terms or for any queries on them contact