Cookie Policy

This cookie policy explains how we use cookies and similar technologies in our business, what these technologies are and why we use them. We also describe your rights to control our use of them.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or application, for example, Instagram and LinkedIn. Cookies are widely used by online service providers, to, for example, make their websites or services work or, to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.

Cookies set by the website owner or service provider, in this case, Hartley Law, are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner, in this case our third-party service providers are called “third party cookies”.

Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or, through the website or service you are using (such as advertising, interactive content and analytics). The third parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website or service in question and also when it visits certain other websites or services.

Why do we use cookies?

We use first-party and third-party cookies to track and target the interests of visitors to our website and our social media channels to improve the performance of our website and media applications to users. For example, we use cookies to tailor the content and information displayed to you to improve the functionality of our website. We use third party cookies for analytics and other purposes, described in more detail below.

Performance Cookies

W3 Total Cache (w3tc_referrer)
– set by W3 Total cache plugin in our WordPress content management system. It is used for performance optimisation.

This cookie expires after 24 hours.

Analytics Cookies
Google (_gat _ga) – Google Analytics gathers information allowing us to understand your interactions with our Website and help us to ensure we improve the experience for you.

This cookie expires after 2 years.

Targeting Cookies
These cookies record your visit to our Website, the pages you have visited and links you have followed.

Third Party Cookies

Please note that we have no control over the cookies third parties use for example advertising networks and web traffic analysis services. Please see the cookie policies of third party providers for information on how they collect cookies. These third parties are likely to be analytical, targeting or performance cookies. Please refer to their website for the most current version of their cookie policy each time. Below are the policies for our third party social media applications:

How to opt-out of cookies

You can change your web browser’s settings to reflect your cookie preferences. Use these links to find out more information about how to delete or disable cookies for these common browsers:

Also, you can opt out of third party advertising cookies at any time by visiting this page, or, by visiting the consumer page of the relevant third party to manage the cookies.

If you disable cookies, web beacons and similar technologies, some functionality might not work nor operate correctly on our website and social media channels.

Where can I get further information?

If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other technologies, please email us at


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