Cookie Policy

Last Updated August 18, 2020

Introduction

This Cookie Policy provides information about how Goodwin Procter LLP and its affiliated entities (“Goodwin”, “we”, “us” and/or “our”) use cookies on this website (“Site”) and how to control them. For more details about our affiliated entities, please view “Legal Notices – Jurisdictions” on our Site.

This Cookie Policy forms part of our Privacy Policy. Please read our Privacy Policy for further information on our data practices, including why and how we process your personal data, the lawful bases on which personal data is processed, how we protect your data, and what your rights and our obligations are in relation to such processing.

By using the Site you acknowledge that we may set strictly necessary cookies (described below) on your computer or other device to operate and administer the Site. Further, where you give permission, we may also set certain cookies that are not strictly necessary, described below. If you have any questions about this Cookie Policy or our Privacy Policy, please Contact Us.

What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a text file which is stored on your computer or other device when you visit the Site.

This Site uses two types of cookies: session and persistent cookies. Session cookies are stored temporarily on your computer or other device while you browse this Site and are deleted from your computer or other device when you finish browsing. Persistent cookies remain on your computer or other device after you have finished browsing the Site so that we can remember your preferences when you visit the Site in future.

Some cookies are set by us (first-party cookies); some cookies are set by another party’s website (third-party cookies), described below.

Cookies help us operate the Site and enhance your experience when using the Site. They also help us understand how people use our Site, such as which pages are most popular, so that we can better serve our Site users.

For information about the types of cookies used on the Site, please read the “What Types of Cookies Do We Use?” section below. For information about your choices, please read the “Your Choices" section below.

What Types of Cookies Do We Use?

The Site uses different types of cookies as set out below. Please see your Cookie Settings (from our cookie banner) for information regarding the specific cookies used and their duration:

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies: Necessary for the Site to function. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but if you do so, some parts of the Site will not work.
  • Functionality Cookies: Used to provide certain functionalities, such as to embed content on the Site or improve the Site’s security or functionalities.
  • Performance Cookies: Used to compile aggregated statistics about use of the Site (such as number of page views or visitors and time spent on each page). This helps us improve the way the Site works.
  • Targeting Cookies: Allow us to enable visitors to our Site to share content on social networks such as LinkedIn. These cookies may also be used by third parties to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. We do not control Targeting Cookies and cannot prevent these sites or domains from collecting information on your use of this content. You should check the relevant third party website for more information and how to opt out, as described below under “Third-Party Cookies".

Third-Party Cookies

The following third parties set cookies through our Site:

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Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”), which uses cookies to analyze how visitors use our Site. The information generated by these cookies may be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the Site.

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New Relic

New Relic provides a platform for monitoring the performance of web and mobile applications. Read here for further information.

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You can prevent your data from being collected by New Relic by turning off cookies in your browser (please see the “Your Choices” section below for more information) or adjusting your Cookie Settings (from our cookie banner) 

 

LinkedIn

LinkedIn sets cookies on the Site to allow interaction with LinkedIn from our Site and to track the use of LinkedIn embedded services, such as slide presentations, to understand which pages the user visits.

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You should check LinkedIn’s website for more information on how to opt out, at this link.

 

DoubleClick (Google)

Used by DoubleClick for serving targeted advertisements that are relevant to users across the web. Targeted advertisements may be displayed to users based on previous visits to a website. These cookies measure the conversion rate of ads presented to the user

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YouTube

The YouTube video service sets cookies on pages with embedded YouTube video. YouTube cookies register a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.

The data collected by YouTube will be aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of YouTube’s own and other websites.

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You should check YouTube’s website for more information on how to opt out, at this link.

Soundcloud

Soundcloud uses cookies to embed podcasts on the Site, for tracking purposes.

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comScore, Inc.

comScore, Inc. (“comScore”) sets cookies in connection with its ScorecardResearch service, to count when users visit SoundCloud players embedded on third party sites.

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Simplecast

Simplecast uses cookies to embed and play podcasts on webpages.

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You can prevent your data from being collected by Simplecast by turning off cookies in your browser (please see the “Your Choices” section below for more information) or adjusting your Cookie Settings (from our cookie banner) 

Siteimprove

Siteimprove uses cookies to scan the Site for broken links and misspellings, and to collect statistics about Site usage such as when the visitor last visited the Site.

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You can prevent your data from being collected by Siteimprove by turning off cookies in your browser (please see the “Your Choices” section below for more information) or adjusting your Cookie Settings (from our cookie banner) 

Your Choices

You can decide whether to accept or reject cookies other than strictly necessary cookies. You can exercise your cookie preferences when you first arrive at our Site. You will see a notice about our use of cookies, providing you with the opportunity to learn more and to choose which types of cookies you wish to allow to access your device before accepting cookies. You can also change these settings at any time by going to your Cookie Settings. Our lawful basis for setting cookies other than strictly necessary cookies is your consent, which you can provide in the way described above. We may also rely on another lawful basis for our subsequent processing of your personal data collected through cookies, such as our legitimate interest in conducting statistical analysis, as described in our Privacy Policy.

You can also restrict, block or delete cookies by modifying your browser settings. On most web browsers, you will find a “help” section on the toolbar, which should provide information on how to be notified when you are receiving a new cookie and how to turn cookies off. Please see the links below for guidance on how to modify your web browser’s settings on the most popular browsers:

If you set your browser preferences to block all cookies, you may not be able to access all or parts of the Site. If you delete cookies relating to the Site, including your cookie preferences, you will be treated as a first-time visitor the next time you visit the Site.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at dataprivacy@goodwinlawcom, or at Goodwin Procter LLP, 100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210, United States.