We realise that the use of Cookies has become a hot topic, in order to be completely transparent about the use of cookies on our web site we have produced this page detailing how we use cookies and the information stored within them.

Important: There is no information stored in any of our cookies which identifies you as an individual.

Our web site uses cookies as follows:

1. The "session" cookie, this is called 'elawStudentSession', this cookie is Mandatory.

We use this cookie to maintain your session on our web site, it contains a short string which maintains the link between your browsing session and our web server so that you don't have to login on every page. It also works with our shopping basket to maintain the basket between pages.  If you block this cookie our site will not work.

2. Licensing cookie, this is called 'elawStudentMachineLicense', this cookie is Mandatory.

This is used to count how many machines are accessing our licensed services from your IP address at any one point in time, effectively what this provides us with is a concurrent usage counter, it contains no information whatsoever which can be used to identify you personally, the cookie is made up of a completely random sequence of letters and numbers.

3. Google Analytics cookie, these are generated by Google and we use these to track usage of our web site.

These cookies have the names '__utma', '__utmb', '__utmc' and '__utmz', you can disable these cookies by visiting the Google web site, logging into your Google profile and using their cookie management tools to set them to off.

By accessing our web site beyond the home page you are agreeing to our use of cookies and you are indicating that you understand that we do not use cookies in any way to store your personal information or identify you personally. If you disagree with our use of cookies you are free to not use our site.

Directive 2002/58/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 July 2002 concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector

Cookie law from May 2011.

From May 26th 2011 a new law came into force regarding cookies, regulation 6 contains the relevant rules and reads as follows;

UK Cookie Regulations

The relevant rules are found in amended regulation 6, which reads as follows:

6. - (1) Subject to paragraph (4), a person shall not store or gain information, or to gain access to information stored, in the terminal equipment of a subscriber or user unless the requirements of paragraph (2) are met.

(2) The requirements are that the subscriber or user of that terminal equipment -

(a) is provided with clear and comprehensive information about the purposes of the storage of, or access to, that information; and

(b) has given his or her consent.

(3) Where an electronic communications network is used by the same person to store or access information in the terminal equipment of a subscriber or user on more than one occasion, it is sufficient for the purposes of this regulation that the requirements of paragraph (2) are met in respect of the initial use.

(3A) For the purposes of paragraph (2), consent may be signified by a subscriber who amends or sets controls on the internet browser which the subscriber uses or by using another application or programme to signify consent.

(4) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to the technical storage of, or access to, information -

(a) for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network; or

(b) where such storage or access is strictly necessary for the provision of an information society service requested by the subscriber or user.

The elawStudent web site is a paid for access web site, to gain access to the content beyond the home page of this web site you must pay a fee, the two primary cookies that we use are designed to control subscriber access to our paid for content, as such it is our interpretation that paragraph (4) applies to our use of cookies.