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Mills & Reeve LLP – Procurement Portal privacy and cookies policy

This policy forms part of our general privacy policy which govern your use of Mills & Reeve’s Procurement Portal.

We are committed to protecting the privacy of the visitors to our website. This policy explains how we use any personal information we collect from you through our website.

Collecting your information

You can access most of the pages on our website without giving us your personal information. However, you may choose to provide us with your personal information on some pages of our website, for instance by commenting on our blog, completing an enquiry form, requesting a publication, or expressing an interest in a seminar. By submitting your personal information, you consent to our use of the information as set out in our privacy policy.

What information may we hold about you

You can access most of the pages on our website without giving us your personal information. However, you may choose to provide us with your personal information (name, email address, mailing address) on some pages of our websites, for instance by completing an enquiry form, requesting a publication, or expressing an interest in a seminar. By submitting your personal information, you consent to our use of the information as set out in this privacy notice.

When you attend one of our events, you may choose to provide us with your personal information (name, email address, mailing address) and let us know what you are interested in receiving further information from us about. By doing so, you are giving us permission to enter your details into our systems on your behalf. A confirmation email will be sent to you with links for you to follow so you can complete the registration process and login to our preference manager website.

We may also generate personal data about you in connection with our work for you or in connection with marketing activity. Our marketing systems record information such as your contact details, your responses to event invitations and interactions with us and with marketing emails (e.g. what events you attended, which marketing emails you have opened or what links you have accessed). They also record your preferences such as your preferred location for attending events at our offices, and of the sectors and services that you are interested in.

When you visit our website, our server will automatically record your IP address and the time and duration of your visit. We may use the information we collect about your interactions with our website to tailor our marketing communications to those areas that we consider are most likely to interest you (“profiling”).

If you attend an event at our offices, we may hold images captured by our CCTV cameras.

Cookies

Cookies are small data files stored by your browser or on the hard drive of your computer if you agree. For more detailed information about cookies visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

You may disable the use of cookies by activating the setting on your internet 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 or parts of our website.

Our use of cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users.

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

Cookie

Purpose

Duration

 

Google Analytics

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_utmb

_utmc

_utmz

 

Used to allow us to count page visits and traffic sources so that we can measure and improve the performance of our website. This helps us to determine things like:

  • What are the most popular pages
  • What pages don’t our visitors use
  • What browsers are being used
  • What days or times bring the most visits

More information about these cookies can be found on the Google Analytics website.

 

 

14 months

Session cookie

Not set

14 months

 

Localization

 

This is used by the content management system (CMS) for keeping track of the local time zone.

 

Persistent cookie

 

SERVER_PORT

 

This is used by the CMS for reference to the default server port.

 

Session cookie

 

Language

 

This is used by the CMS to know the language of the website.

 

Session cookie

 

Mode

 

This is used by the CMS for reference. It helps identify if the website user is anonymous or logged in (for editing).

 

Session cookie

 

SiteId

 

This is used by the CMS for reference of the site identifier. It helps manage users across multiple domains for the same client (main site, microsite, mobile site).

 

Session cookie

 

PortletId

 

This is used by the CMS for reference. It works in conjunction with the SiteId.

 

Session cookie

 

ZoneId

 

This is used by the CMS for reference. It works in conjunction with the SiteId.

 

Session cookie

 

NavId

 

This is used by the CMS for reference of the home page identifier. It works in conjunction with the SiteId.

 

Session cookie

 

EventingStatus

 

This is used by the CMS for reference. It helps the CMS manage dynamic content changes.

 

Session cookie

 

DefaultCulture

 

This is used by the CMS for reference of the culture code.

 

Session cookie

 

NID

 

This is a 3rd party cookie used by Google for tracking the number of people that are using Google's maps application. Google maps are used on the office location page.

 

Session cookie

 

H1_NI_ID

 

Used by our website developer (HubbardOne) for site analytics.

 

Session cookie

 

H1_NI_Sess

 

Used by our website developer (HubbardOne) for site analytics.

 

Session cookie

Please note that the owners of third party websites that our website links to may also use cookies, over which we have no control. To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data regarding your interaction on our website, please refer to their websites for further information.

Your rights over your data and queries on how we use your information

You have the right to request copies of the personal data we hold about you. If you wish to obtain a copy of your personal data, you may contact us by post at Data Governance Manager, Mills & Reeve LLP, 78-84 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2AB, or by emailing  

You also have the right to ask for inaccuracies in your data to be corrected, and in certain circumstances for us to stop processing your data or for your data to be erased. Some of these rights are not automatic, and we reserve the right to discuss with you why we might not comply with a request from you to exercise them.

If you have any questions about this privacy notice, the practices of this web site or your dealings with this web site, please use the following contact point:  

If you believe that we have not complied with any of our obligations under data protection laws in the UK, please let us know. You have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.

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