Privacy and Cookies Policy on the Newlaw platform ( for online legal services




    NEWLAW is committed to protecting your and your family's personal information. We want our online legal services to be safe and enjoyable environments for everyone. This page aims to help you to understand what information we might collect about you and how we use it.

    When you interact with NEWLAW we sometimes receive or collect personal information about you.

    For example, if you register at or request a meeting, you might tell us who you are, how we can contact you and what you think of NEWLAW and its services.

    If you register for free at NEWLAW and create a NEWLAW personal account, we may ask you to provide some personal information, such as your email address, your telephone number etc., so that we can manage your registration and communicate with you for your legal case.

    When you use NEWLAW online legal services, we will use your IP address and cookies to provide certain functionality to you and to better understand how our services are being used.

    The information we collect may vary depending on upon which NEWLAW service you’re using. However, the way we protect your personal information is always within the terms of our Privacy Policy.



    We may use your information for a number of purposes including the following:

    To contact you.

    To provide you with legal services.

    To send you a newsletter or a news alert, if you have asked for them.

    To customize the way NEWLAW content is presented to you. For example, if you tell us your location we will be able to customize your view of the NEWLAW homepage so that you always see relevant local content.

    We will keep your information confidential and will only use your information within the NEWLAW.



    This site, like the vast majority of websites today, uses small files called cookies to help us customize your experience. Find out more about cookies and how you can control them.


    This page contains information on what 'cookies' are, the cookies used by the NEWLAW website, how to switch cookies off in your browser, how to specifically switch off advertising cookies, and some useful links for further reading on the subject. If it does not provide the information you were looking for, or you have any further questions about the use of cookies on the NEWLAW’s website, please email [email protected].



    'Cookies' are small text files that are sent by the websites (in this case the NEWLAW platform) and stored by the browser (for example, Internet Explorer or Safari) on your computer or mobile phone/device. They allow websites to store things like user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a 'memory' for the website, so that it can recognize you when you come back and respond appropriately.



    A visit to a page on the NEWLAW website may generate the following types of cookie:

    Site performance cookies
    Anonymous analytics cookies
    Geotargetting cookies
    Registration cookies
    Advertising cookies
    Third party advertising cookies

    For a visual representation of the different types of cookies used on the Guardian's website click on the button below:



    This type of cookie remembers your preferences for tools found on the NEWLAW website, so you don't have to re-set them each time you visit. Examples include:

    - volume settings for our video player
    - whether you see the latest or the oldest article comments first
    - video streaming speeds that are compatible with your browser



    Every time someone visits our website, software provided by another organization generates an 'anonymous analytics cookie'.
    These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before.
    Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies and, if you don't, we generate new ones. 
    This allows us to track how many individual users we have, and how often they visit the site. 
    Unless you are signed in to the Guardian, we cannot use these cookies to identify individuals. We use them to gather statistics, for example, the number of visits to a page. If you are logged in, we will also know the details you gave to us for this, such as your username and email address.



    These cookies are used by software which tries to work out what country you are in from the information supplied by your browser when you click on a web page. This cookie is completely anonymous, and we only use it to help target our content – such as whether you see our UK or US home page – and advertising.



    When you register with NEWLAW, we generate cookies that let us know whether you are signed in or not.

    Our servers use these cookies to work out which account you are signed in with, and if you are allowed access to a particular service. It also allows us to associate any comments you post with your username. If you have not selected 'keep me signed in', your cookies get deleted when you either close your browser or shut down your computer. While you are signed into either of the sites, we combine information from your registration cookies with analytics cookies, which we could use to identify which pages you have seen on the NEWLAW.



    These cookies allow us to know whether or not you've seen an advert or a type of advert, and how long it is since you've seen it. 

    We also use cookies to help us use targeted advertising. We may use cookies set by another organization so we can more accurately target advertising to you. For example, we may show adverts about holidays if you have recently visited the travel section of our site. These cookies are anonymous – they store information about what you are looking at on our site, but not about who you are.

    We also set anonymous cookies on certain other sites that we advertise on. If you receive one of those cookies, we may then use it to identify you as having visited that site if you later visit the Guardian. We can then target our advertising based on this information.



    A lot of the advertisements you might see on the NEWLAW website are provided by other organizations. Some of these organizations use their own anonymous cookies to track how many people have seen a particular ad, or to track how many people have seen it more than once. 

    The companies that generate these cookies have their own privacy policies, and we have no access to read or write these cookies. These organizations may use their cookies to anonymously target advertising to you on other websites, based on your visit to the Guardian.



    On some pages of our website, other organizations may also set their own anonymous cookies. They do this to track the success of their application, or to customize the application for you. Because of how cookies work, our website cannot access these cookies, nor can the other organization access the data in cookies we use on our website.

    For example, when you share an article using a social-media sharing button (for example, Facebook) on the NEWLAW, the social network that has created the button will record that you have done this.



    It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website. However, we cannot tell if you are signed in without using cookies, so you would not be able to post comments.
    All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, or you can use the 'Help' option in your browser for more details.

    Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
    Cookie settings in Firefox
    Cookie settings in Chrome
    Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS

    If you are primarily concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn these off by going to the Your Online Choices site.

    You can also visit the trade body representing these advertising platforms for more information: Network Advertising Initiative.

    They have provided a site where you can control all third-party online advertising. Please note that there might be many more networks listed on this site than those that we use at NEWLAW.



    Useful links

    If you would like to find out more about cookies and their use on the Internet, you may find the following links useful:

    All About Cookies

    The IAB has provided the following website to give information specifically about privacy issues around Internet advertising: