LAST UPDATED: JANUARY 2020
A. COOKIES ON OUR WEBSITE
This Website is owned and maintained by CMS Legal Services EEIG, for the benefit of all CMS Member Firms and their connected businesses (the “CMS Offices”).
CMS Legal Services EEIG is a European Economic Interest Grouping that coordinates CMS Member Firms. It has its head office at: Neue Mainzer Straße 2–4, 60311 Frankfurt, Germany. The contact email address for CMS EEIG is: [email protected]. Its contact telephone number is: +49 69 717 010, its Ust-ID is: DE 257 695 176 and it is registered on Handelsregister A in Frankfurt am Main with the registration number: HRA 44853.
CMS Legal Services EEIG provides no client services. Such services are solely provided by CMS Offices in their respective jurisdictions.
Please see the Legal Information page for information about the CMS Offices that operate in each country.
In this Cookie Notice, references to “we”, “us” or “our” means CMS Legal Services EEIG and/or, as the case may be, the CMS Offices. References to “you” and “your” are to users of our Website
B. WHAT ARE COOKIES?
A cookie is a small text file that is sent to your computer's hard drive by a website. Each time you return to the same website, your browser retrieves and sends the relevant cookie(s) to the website’s server.
C. COOKIE ACCEPTANCE
By using this Website after accepting the cookie notice that appears when you first visit the Website, or by browsing our Website, after having been presented with this notice, you agree to the placement of cookies on your computer in accordance with the terms of this Cookie Notice.
D. HOW ARE COOKIES USED?
Cookies used by us are stored on your computer/device for a maximum period of 2 years from the date when they are initially installed or if they are subsequently updated, from the date of the update.
Technical cookies do also include cookies which stores your cookie preferences. Please note that with third party tools we can only influence if cookies are used by us, but not remove them from your computer in case you opt out from using those cookies. Please see section D below, to learn how to remove cookies from your browser.
|dpcms_lang||Saves the public data sent from the visitors client to suggest a better matching language.||365 days|
|dpcms_variation||This cookie is used for users in specific countries with legal content restrictions. ||365 days|
|dpcms_cookie_analytics||Remembers the agreement of the cookie notice for analytics cookies.||365 days |
|dpcms_cookie_ social||Remembers the agreement of the cookie notice for social media cookies.||365 days|
We use this cookie to enable user login and access to restricted areas of the website.
EZSESSID + hash for security reason (configurable),
|__cfduid||Cloudflare cookie, this cookie is set only in some special cases to improve security via our CDN tool. ||365 days|
|JSESSIONID||Indetifier of the user for NewRelic. ||Expires when browser closed|
|scs_cookieBannerShow ||Remembers when user clicks on the cookie banner, so it does not show again.||LocalStorage* |
|scs_browserLangs ||Saves the public data sent from the visitor’s client to suggest a better matching language.||SessionStorage* |
* LocalStorage and SessionStorage is a storage provided by all browsers. In contrary to cookies these data types are not sent with a request and are only available on the client´s browser (and cannot be retrieved from other scripts). They improve the visitor's privacy in contrary to cookies. LocalStorage will persist until explicitly deleted by the user, SessionStorage will be deleted once the tab is closed.
|scs_officeData ||This cookie saves data of the next office and is the result of IP-detection.||1 day|
We are using Matomo for basic application and user statistics. Matomo is locally stored on our servers, does not place any cookie, does not transfers any data to third party and does not track any personal information. Your visitor IP address is only retrieved on country level.
You can prevent transmission of the data created by Google Analytics cookies to Google and processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?
|_ga||Used to distinguish users.||2 years|
|_gid||Used to distinguish users.||1 minute|
|_gat||Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>.||1 day|
|AMP_TOKEN||Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.||30 seconds to 1 year|
|_gac_<property-id>||Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and Google Ads accounts, Google Ads website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out. Learn more.||90 days|
The Twitter Universal Website Tag code snippet (uwt.js) is placed on the site. It enables CMS to learn how users have interacted with CMS advertising served to them on Twitter.
|UserMatchHistory ||LinkedIn Ads ID syncing||30 days|
|_guid ||Browser Identifier for Google Ads ||90 days |
|_lipt ||This cookie is used to implement LinkedIn functions on the website. ||30 days|
|bcookie ||Browser ID cookie ||2 years |
|bscookie ||Secure Browser Cookie ||2 years |
|lang ||Sets default locale/language||Expires when browser is closed|
|li_oatml ||Member indirect identifier for conversion tracking, retargeting, analytics ||30 days|
|li_at ||Purpose not specified by LinkedIn||365 days |
|liap ||This cookie determines LinkedIn functions on the page and passes on the website information via social networks.||365 days |
|lidc ||Used for routing ||1 day |
|lissc1||Purpose not specified by LinkedIn ||30 days |
|lissc2||Purpose not specified by LinkedIn ||30 days |
|sl||Purpose not specified by LinkedIn ||90 days |
|visit||Purpose not specified by LinkedIn ||2 years|
|Collects data related to the user's visits to the website, such which pages have been loaded, with the purpose of personalising and improving the Twitter service. The cookies do not provide us with any confidential information relating to your account.||2 years|
|ct0||Purpose not specified by Twitter||1 day|
|eu_cn||Purpose not specified by Twitter||1 year|
E. HOW TO MANAGE COOKIES IN YOUR BROWSER
The "Help" section on the menu bar of most internet browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to make the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. Please note that certain features of the Website may no longer be available to you if you disable cookies.
You also can manage your cookies preferences using the following links for some of the most popular internet browsers:
Internet Explorer - https://www.microsoft.com/info/uk-en/cookies.mspx
Google Chrome - https://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en-GB&answer=95647&p=cpn_cookies
Safari - https://support.apple.com/kb/ph19214?locale=en_US
Opera - http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/privacy/
To find out more about using your browser settings to control cookies please visit: www.allaboutcookies.org.
F. HOW DO WE MAKE CHANGES TO THIS COOKIE NOTICE?
We may change our Cookie Notice from time to time. When we change our Cookie Notice, we will publish the updated notice on our Website. Please check this Cookie Notice regularly. Subject to applicable law, all changes will take effect as soon as we publish the new Cookie Notice, but where we have already collected information about you and/or where legally required to do so, we may take additional steps to inform you of any material changes to our Cookie Notice and may request that you agree to these changes.
G. HOW TO CONTACT US
If you have any questions in relation to this Cookie Notice you may contact us at: [email protected].