​Cookie Policy


This cookie policy explains what cookies are and how we use them.  We encourage you to read the policy in full so that you can understand what information we collect using cookies and how that information is used.

By using any Orrick website that links to this cookie policy you are agreeing that we can use cookies as described below.


"Orrick, we, us, our" mean Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and the other partnerships, corporations and other undertakings that are authorised to carry the name "Orrick".

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files, containing small amounts of information, which are downloaded to your browsing device (such as a computer or smartphone) when you visit a website. Cookies can be recognized by the website that downloaded them — or other websites that use the same cookies.  This helps websites know if the browsing device has visited them before.

What are cookies used for?

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like helping website operators understand how their website is being used, letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving your browsing experience. Cookies can also help ensure marketing you see online is more relevant to you and your interests.

What types of cookies are used by Orrick?

The types of cookies used on Orrick’s websites can generally be put into one of the following categories: strictly necessary; performance; and social media.  You can find out more about each of the cookie categories in the table below.

Strictly Necessary Cookies​ These cookies are essential to make Orrick’s websites work.  They enable you to move around a site and use its features.  Without these cookies, services that are necessary for you to be able to use a site, such as accessing secure areas or remembering the information you input when filling out forms, can't be provided.  These cookies do not track your browsing history on non-Orrick websites.​
​Performance Cookies ​These cookies collect information about how people are using Orrick’s websites, for example which pages are visited the most often, how people are moving from one link to another or whether users get error messages from certain pages. These cookies don't gather information that identifies you as a named individual.  All information these cookies collect is grouped together with information from other people’s use of Orrick’s websites on an anonymous basis.  Overall, these cookies provide us with analytical information about how Orrick’s websites are performing and how we can improve them.  These cookies do not track your browsing history on non-Orrick websites.
​Social Media Cookies ​In order to enhance your internet experience and to make the sharing of content easier, some website pages contain tools or applications that are linked to third party social media service providers such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+.   Through these tools or applications, the social media service provider may set its own cookies on your device.  We do not control these cookies and you should check the social media service provider’s website for further details about how they use cookies.

You can see a list of some of the specific cookies which are most frequently used by Orrick in the section below entitled “Cookies used by Orrick”.

How long will cookies stay on my browsing Device?

The length of time a cookie will stay on your browsing device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie.  Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing.  Persistent cookies stay on your browsing device until they expire or are deleted (i.e. after you have finished browsing).  Details of “persistent” and “session” cookies set cookies through Orrick websites can be found in the section below entitled “Cookies used by Orrick”.

First and third-party cookies

“First party cookies” are cookies that belong to Orrick and that Orrick places on your device. “Third-party cookies” are cookies that another party places on your browsing device through an Orrick website.

Third parties setting cookies through an Orrick website will be providing a service to us or a function of the site but we do not always control how third party cookies are used.  You should check the third party’s website for more information about how they use cookies.   Details of third parties that set cookies through Orrick websites can be found in the section below entitled “Cookies used by Orrick”.

How to manage cookies from this website

Our cookies (first party cookies)

You can use the browser that you are viewing this website with to enable, disable or delete cookies.  To do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” settings).  Please note that if you set your browser to disable cookies, you may not be able to access secure areas of the website and other parts of the website may also not work properly.

You can find out more information about how to change your browser cookie settings at www.allaboutcookies.org.

Third party cookies

Cookies that are placed on your browsing device by a third party can be managed through your browser (as described above) or by checking the third party’s website for more information about cookie management and how to “opt-out” of receiving cookies from them.

Some third parties may use cookies to help gather information about your browsing activity so that they can deliver advertising to you on other websites that is relevant to your interests.  The advertising industries in the USA and EU have developed schemes to help you opt-out of receiving cookies used for these purposes. You can find out more about the USA scheme from http://www.networkadvertising.org/ and for the EU from www.youronlinechoices.eu.

Cookies used by Orrick

The following tables and information set out the cookies which are most frequently used on Orrick websites.  It also provides details of third parties that set cookies through Orrick websites.

The table and details of cookies used by us may be updated from time to time, so please check back on a regular basis for any changes.

The last modification date of this document is shown at the bottom of this page.

Strictly necessary

​Cookie Name ​First or Third Party Cookie Persistent or Session Cookie​ ​Purpose cookie is used for Orrick  Website Using Cookie​
​ASP.NET_SessionId ​First ​Session ​The cookie is used to remember preferences and settings throughout the browsing period and as a user moves between web pages on the site.


WebAnalyticsSessionId2 ​First ​Session ​The cookie is used when a user performs searches on a website to display a results page. www.orrick.com


Performance cookies

Cookie Name First or Third Party Cookie​ Persistent or Session Cookie​ Purpose cookie is used for​ Orrick  Website Using Cookie​
WT_FPC First Persistent – expires after
10 years
Randomly generated identifier and information on how a page was reached in the website (i.e. a user’s path through the website). www.orrick.com
ACOOKIE First ​Persistent – expires after
10 years
​Works with WT_FPC to provide analytical/performance information about how a user uses a webpage. www.orrick.com
WEBTRENDS_ID ​First ​Persistent – expires after
10 years
​Works with WT_FPC to provide analytical/performance information about how a user uses a webpage. www.orrick.com

Social Media Cookies

To allow users to share content from Orrick using communication tools such as email and social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, some Orrick websites include “share buttons”.  The share buttons are provided using an application made by a third party called “AddThis”. We have prevented AddThis from automatically setting cookies as you navigate our website but if you use the share buttons AddThis may set its own cookies. In addition, any social network or communication service that you share content through using the share buttons may also set their own cookies.

You can find out more about how AddThis uses the information it collects through cookies from the following link http://www.addthis.com/privacy. You should also review the policies relating to privacy and cookies on the social networks and communication services you use to understand how they use cookies.

If you have any questions about this cookie policy, please contact us by email at webadmin@orrick.com.

Last modified: 01/04/13

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