Cookie Policy

What is a Cookie

Website Cookies are small text files which are created when a user arrives on a web page and automatically stored in the user’s Internet browser.

Cookies are designed to hold a modest amount of data regarding a user’s movements, and widely used to tailor the experience of using a website to a specific user.

Cookie information in encrypted and does not contain information, but when read by a browser helps improve the service delivered.

How does Devonshires use Cookies? 

Below is an overview of the Cookies used on

Category 1
Strictly necessary: to fit this category, the cookie must be “related to a service provided on the website that has been explicitly requested by the user”. Obvious cases include access to protected areas. The Firm also includes cookies which remember previously entered text so it is not lost if the page refreshes.

Relevant cookies used on include: WordFence plugin

Category 2
Performance based: the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has issued guidelines on cookies. It includes analytics, advertising and Pay Per Click cookies in this category – provided they only store anonymous data and cannot therefore be used for behavioural targeting of ads.

Relevant cookies used on include: Google Analytics – Universal [third party], YouTube and Twitter.

Category 3
Functionality based: these include cookies that remember user choices so that they have a more personalised experience. This may include detecting if the user has already seen a popup so that it isn’t shown again, submitting comments and remembering colours, text size, etc.

The Firm does not use these cookies of this type on

Category 4
Targeting/advertising based: primarily these are the cookies that the ICO regulations were originally aimed at. This is aimed at cookies such as those which serve up targeted ads. The ICC guidance on these cookies advises website owners to get clear, explicit consent from users if a site employs such technology.

The Firm does not use any cookies of this type on

The Firm does not ask user consent for category one cookies on its website.

Reference: Categorisation is based on: ICC UK Cookie guide – Second edition November 2012

Third Party Cookies

In common with most websites, Devonshires uses cookies to capture certain information about our site’s use.

We use analytic cookies to understand how our site is being used. This measures the number of visitors and tells us how they navigate the site.

Sometimes content is embedded, e.g. video or audio content from websites such as Vimeo and Soundcloud. Pages with embedded content may present cookies from these websites.

Also, if you use one of the share buttons on the website, a cookie may be set by the service you have chosen to share content through.

Devonshires does not control the dissemination of these cookies and this tool will not block cookies from those websites. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

Cookies from third party sites on the Devonshires website include: Google, YouTube and Twitter.