Shepherd and Wedderburn uses technology known as “cookies” to collect information about your use of (the “Website”) and to ensure we recognise you in order to improve your experience of using the Website.  Cookies are small text files that your web browser places on the hard drive of your computer (or internet enabled device).

More about cookies on the Website
We use the following cookies on the Website

•Strictly Necessary – these cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Website and use its features. Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided. They are deleted when you close your browser.
•Analytical/Performance - these cookies collect information about how visitors use the Website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages.  These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor.  All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.  It is only used to improve how the Website works
•Functionality – these cookies allow the Website to remember choices you make (such as whether or not you are logged in to the Website).  This allows us to personalise the content on the Website and remember your preferences

In addition we use session and persistent cookies. Session cookies enable you to move from page to page within the Website and any information you enter to be remembered. A session cookie will be deleted when you close your browser or a short time after that. Persistent cookies allow the Website to remember your preferences and settings when you visit the Website again. They expire after a set period of time. We do not seek to identify individual visitors unless they volunteer their contact details by completing one of the forms on the Website. Further detail on the cookies we use is given below. By using our website you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Cookies used

Cookie Name Purpose More Information Expiry
These cookies are Google Analytics session cookies.  They are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.  This information is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the US. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google Up to 2 years
SW This cookie allows you to navigate the website during your session online   Deleted when you close your browser .stid
ShareThis collects information such as general click stream behaviour such as web pages viewed (including the URL addresses of such pages), search queries from which users are directed to a page, navigation from page to page through the ShareThis Services, time spent on each page, and items that you click or select. They relate to the knowledge pages and to where users share the various articles using email or other media.  Share This’ privacy statement can be found at 1 year
up to 2 years
ShareThis also sets Google Analytics cookies which enable the usage of the content sharing service to be measured. They relate to the knowledge pages and to where users share the various articles using email or other media. Share This’ privacy statement can be found at up to 2 years
Hotjar Cookies 

We use Hotjar to measure how our websites are being used. This cookie data is anonymous with no information that can connect a person to a cookie collected.

Detailed information about cookies set by the Hotjar script   


Control of cookies

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings.  You can find out how to do this by clicking “help” on your browser menu. You should note that by blocking or deleting cookies certain parts of the Website may not function correctly. The following links provide details on how to manage cookies in each of the major web browsers

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit The Website may link through to third party websites which may also use cookies.  We have no control over such websites and you should check the terms of the relevant third party privacy or cookie policy for details of how cookies are used on such websites.


If you have any queries regarding your data or this policy please contact or write to us at

Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
1 Exchange Crescent
Conference Square