Cookies Policy

Information about our use of cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website more relevant to your interests.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below:

Server created cookies:

PHPSESSID – this cookie is automatically created when you visit our website, our server uses this to identify your session on our website which is generally used for temporary data storage.

Cookies created by our content management platform, WordPress, may include but are not limited to:

wordpress_[hash] – stores authentication security when you log in to specific areas of our website.

wordpress_logged_in_[hash] – indicates to our website that you have logged in.

wp-settings-[hash] – stores information about how you may have customised the websites interface.

wp-settings-time-[hash] – stores information about how you may have customised the websites interface and when.

comment_author_[hash] – stores details submitted when creating a comment so forms can be prefilled.

comment_author_email_[hash] – stores details submitted when creating a comment so forms can be prefilled.

comment_author_url_[hash] – stores details submitted when creating a comment so forms can be prefilled.

Third party cookies

Please note that third parties (including, for example, external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies. For example:

FONT-AWESOME – creates cookies when you visit our website. Font Awesome provides a list of fast-loading icons used throughout our websites interface.

JQUERY – creates cookies when you visit our website. Jquery provides core functionality to our website for things like navigation, menus, form validation.

TAWK – creates cookies when you visit our website. We use Tawk for our online live chat system.

COLLECT.CHAT – creates cookies when you visit our website. We use collect.chat for our automated live chat system.

GOOGLE – creates cookies when you visit our website. We use Google Analytics for visitor tracking and website traffic monitoring, Google Maps to embed interactive maps within our pages and Google Recaptcha to add form security from spambots.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies), you may not be able to access all of our site.

About us

This website is owned and operated by Beswicks Solicitors LLP (OC322184).

Our principal place of business is at Sigma House, Lakeside, Festival Park, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 5RY.

You can contact us by:
(a) post at the above address,
(b) telephone on 01782 205000,
(c) email at enquiry@beswicks.com or
(d) the contact form on our website www.beswicks.com.