BAL COOKIE POLICY

Last Updated: July 1, 2020

This Cookie Policy describes Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP's (BAL's) use of cookies, web beacons and other tracking technologies on its website.

This Cookie Policy is part of BAL's Privacy Policy found at
https://www.balglobal.com/terms-of-use-and-privacy-policy/.

You have the option of consenting to or refusing the use of non-essential cookies, by category type, upon entering our website.

We may change this Cookie Policy form time to time to reflect changes in the cookies we use and how we use them. You will be asked to consent to or refuse the use of cookies upon any major updates. We use cookies and other similar technologies to operate, personalize and improve our websites and services.

What are cookies and web beacons?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the website. Cookies enable the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) and recognize you and/or your browser, along with some information you have provided in the past, on subsequent visits.

Web beacons are small graphics on a webpage or email that monitor your activity when viewing a webpage or email.

What cookies does our website use?

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies
    Strictly Necessary Cookies are required to enable core functionality for our sites to function properly, such as authenticating logins and session management. You can only disable strictly necessary cookies via your browser settings.

    Cookie Name Purpose
    PHPSESSID This cookie provides session state management on the website, including form security.
    CookieControl We use cookies to persist your session when you use our website.
  • Functional Cookies
    Functional Cookies provide users with additional functionality and enable us to remember the settings you previously applied such as language preferences, font size and login details.

    Cookie Name Purpose
    rc::c Google reCaptcha
    Google reCaptcha helps us screen our webforms from spam attacks, keeping our services and other people safe from malicious actors. Google states they send the hardware and software information they collect, including device and application data, back to Google for analysis, and that the service is only used to fight spam and abuse. Read Google's privacy information to learn more.
  • Analytics
    Analytical cookies provide information about how the site is being used so we can improve the user experience.

    Cookie Name Purpose
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    _ga
    _gat
    _gali
    _gid
    Google Analytics
    We use Google Analytics to understand the behaviour of visitors who interact with our site and content. Google provides us with a dedicated service (that is, they do not use this information for their own purposes) and it is used on an aggregated basis (that is, no individuals can be identified from the data).You can learn more about opting out of Google's cookies and how Google uses cookies.
  • Marketing Cookies
    Marketing cookies provide information about user interaction with BAL content to help us better understand the effectiveness of our email and website content.

    Cookie Provider Purpose
    IDE Google DoubleClick
    Cookies from DoubleClick help us track and analyse the performance of the ad campaigns we run on the web. They also help us identify on which webpages our ads appear. For more information refer to DoubleClick's cookie policy

How long do cookies last?

A cookie can either be a session cookie or a persistent cookie. Session cookies exist only for so long as you are visiting the applicable website and are typically deleted within 30 minutes or removed when you exit your web browser, whichever is longer.

Persistent cookies exist for a set period of time, for example, up to two years. Each time you visit a website that has implemented a persistent cookie, the persistent cookie is renewed and that cookie will remain active until its predetermined expiration date. You can manually delete persistent cookies through your browser settings.

We may store information in the United States

We may store information collected from cookies on servers in the United States. You consent to such collection and storage in the United States.

How do we treat information gathered by cookies?

We consider the information gathered by cookies to be non-personal Information, and we will treat that information as such unless otherwise required by applicable law in the state, country or province where you are located.

Some countries, such as those countries in the European Union, consider some information gathered by cookies to be personal data and therefore we will treat that information as personal data when required by applicable law. See our Privacy Policy for details on how we treat personal data.

Who do we share information with?

BAL shares the information gathered via cookies with its third-party service providers, including Google Analytics to help BAL perform marketing and certain website maintenance activities.

BAL is not responsible for third-party cookies

Cookies can be either “first-party” or “third-party” cookies. A first-party cookie allows your web browser to talk to the actual website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie allows your web browser to talk to a third-party website, such as the source of an ad that appears on the website you are visiting or a third-party analytics provider. BAL does not have control over third-party cookies. Third-party cookies are not governed by this Cookie Policy.

Managing your cookie preferences

  1. Through our Consent Tool
    The BAL Cookie Consent Tool can be utilized to customize your cookie preferences. The tool will record when you have consented to our cookie policy and will ask for consent again every 90 days to ensure users stay up-to-date with changes to our policy. The consent tool specifically controls the functional, marketing and analytical cookies set by using our primary Sites. Necessary cookies cannot be disabled with this tool, nor can the tool be used to block cookies on third-party websites linked from our website. Look for the Civic Consent Tool logo on our web pages.
  2. Through your browser settings
    If you'd prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from our or any other website, you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, and your browser Help' function will show you how. If you choose to disable essential, functional and analytical cookies, it may affect how our website works.
  3. Using a third-party opt-out
    You can decline Google Analytics cookies by following their opt-out instructions:
    Google: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Note: If you want to remove previously-stored cookies, you can manually delete the cookies at any time. However, this will not prevent the sites from placing further cookies on your device unless and until you adjust your Internet browser setting as described above.

For more information about cookies, please see the Information Commissioner's website home page or the Interactive Advertising Bureau and www.allaboutcookies.org.

California's Do-Not-Track

We do not currently honor "do-no-track" requests.

How to contact us?

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Cookie Policy, please fill in a Privacy Request Form, write to us at privacy@balglobal.com or:

Global Privacy Team
Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP
2400 N. Glenville Dr., Bldg A
Richardson, TX 75082