Our Web site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our Web site. This helps us provide you with a good experience when you browse our Web site and also allows us to improve our site.

Due to recent changes in law, all Web sites which operate across certain parts of the European Union are required to obtain consent using or storing cookies (or similar technologies) on your computers or mobile device. This cookie policy provides you with clear and comprehensive information about the cookies we use and the purposes for using them. To review the privacy policies that apply to users of dlapiper.com, please read our Privacy Policy.

For further information about this policy, please contact web.enquiries@dlapiper.com.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our site.

Key concepts

First and third-party cookies: whether a cookie is 'first' or 'third' party refers to the domain placing the cookie. First-party cookies are those set by a Web site that is being visited by the user at the time (eg cookies placed by www.dlapiper.com).

Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the Web site being visited by the user. If a user visits a Web site and another entity sets a cookie through that Web site, this would be a third-party cookie.

Persistent cookies: these cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the Web site that created that particular cookie.

Session cookies: these cookies allow Web site operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

How to delete and block our cookies

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies), you may not be able to access all or parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our site.

Changing your cookie settings

Please note that internet browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your internet browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful. Otherwise you should use the 'Help' option in your internet browser for more details.

Can I withdraw my consent?

If you wish to withdraw your consent at any time, you will need to delete your cookies using your internet browser settings.

For further information about deleting or blocking cookies, please visit: http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=2.

Your consent

By continuing to use our Web site, you are agreeing to our placing cookies on your computer in order to analyse the way you use our Web site. Please read this cookie policy carefully for more details about the information we collect when you use this site.

If you do not wish to accept cookies in connection with your use of this Web site, you must stop using our site.

What cookies do we use and why?

To find out about specific cookies we use on this site, please see below.

The cookies used on our site are categorised as follows:

  • Performance
  • Targeting


'Performance' cookies collect information about how you use our Web site - eg which pages you visit and if you experience any errors. These cookies do not collect any information that could identify you and are only used to help us improve how our Web site works, understand what interests our users and measure how effective our content is.

We use performance cookies to:

  • Web analytics: Provide anonymous statistics on how our Web site is used
  • Error management: Help us improve the Web site by measuring any errors that occur.

Some of our performance cookies are managed for us by third parties. However, we don't allow the third party to use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed above.

By using our site, you accept the use of 'Performance' cookies. Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the Web site, so if you prevent them we cannot guarantee how our site will perform for you.


We give users the option to share our stories on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. To deliver this service we link to a third party website called AddThis. We have prevented AddThis from automatically setting cookies as you navigate our Web site. If you use our share buttons you will be directed to a website controlled by AddThis. We have no control over the cookies that AddThis sets when you use its services. You can opt out of addthis.com cookies.

More information about cookies

Information about cookies

Useful information about cookies can be found at:

Internet Advertising Bureau

A guide to behavioural advertising and online privacy has been produced by the internet advertising industry which can be found at:

International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom

Information on the ICC (UK) UK cookie guide can be found on the ICC Web site section:

What specific cookies do we use on www.dlapiper.com?

First party cookies

Cookie name Purpose Duration Strictly necessary
Domain source Category
H1_NI_ID A persistent cookie used for site analytics Expires 18 April 2017 N dlapiper.com Performance
H1_NI_Sess A session cookie used for site analytics Session N dlapiper.com Performance
ipServerH1-PHYSICAL-A0102-80 Used by hosting environment for debugging and routing purposes Session N dlapiper.com Performance
piper53_recently_viewed A persistent, custom cookie to track user activity Expires
24 May 2042
N dlapiper.com Performance


Third party cookies

Cookie name Purpose Duration Strictly necessary (Y/N) Domain source Category
_utma Determines first visit to the site from a particular browser 2 years N dlapiper.com
Google Analytics*
_utmb Used to establish and continue a user session with the site 30 minutes N dlapiper.com
Google Analytics*
_utmc Holds timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves the site Session N dlapiper.com
Google Analytics*
_utmz Records type of referral used by visitor
to reach the site (such as direct, referring link,
Web site search, ad campaign, e-mail link)
6 months N dlapiper.com
Google Analytics*
[Disabled] YouTube videos are embedded in privacy-enhanced mode] [Disabled] youtube.com Performance


* Google Analytics

For more information about Google analytic cookies, please see Google's help pages and privacy policy:

Google have developed the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on for the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, dc.js).

If you want to opt out of Google Analytics, you can download and install the add-on for your web browser here.

Additional third party cookies

We occasionally link to interactive digital publications called Zmags. If you click on Zmags links, you will be directed to a website controlled by Zmags. We have no control over the cookies that Zmags sets when you use its service.

However, you can read about the cookies that Zmags uses and opt out of Zmags cookies.

Third party application forms

When accessing our Web Site from and completing a job application form pertaining to the United States or Australia, the online job application forms linked to from this Web site are operated by third party service providers who may use cookies to enable you to complete the registration process, to submit your application successfully and to log into and access your account.