This page explains what you need to know about how Mewburn Ellis LLP uses cookies on its website, and if you wish to do so, manage or remove them.


What are cookies?

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Website visitors can manage, restrict and / or delete cookies at will. Information on how to do this is provided in the section ‘How to manage cookies’ below.

How to manage cookies

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Each browser works in a different way: use the ‘Help’ menu in your browser or phone handset manual to find out to change your cookie preferences.

Please be aware that disabling all cookies will mean certain personalised features will not then be provided to that user and therefore they may not be able to make full use of all of the website’s features.

How our website uses cookies

Mewburn Ellis LLP uses Google Analytics to collect information about how people use the website. This data allows Mewburn ellis to ensure users’ needs are being met and to find out how the user experience can be improved.

We do not share analytics data with any external company or entity.

Google Analytics:


Expires 2 years from set/update.

This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to your site from that web browser. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits your site, a new __utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to your site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.


Expires 30 minutes from set/update.

This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with your site. When a user views a page on your site, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on your site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on your site for longer than 30 minutes. You can modify the default length of a user session with the _setSessionCookieTimeout() method.


Expires At end of session

This cookie is no longer used by the ga.js tracking code to determine session status.  Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user. For backwards compatibility purposes with sites still using the urchin.js tracking code, this cookie will continue to be written and will expire when the user exits the browser. However, if you are debugging your site tracking and you use the ga.js tracking code, you should not interpret the existence of this cookie in relation to a new or expired session.


Expires 6 months from set/update.

This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach your site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within your own site. The cookie is updated with each page view to your site.