Cookie Policy

Last updated November 15, 2019  

This Cookie Policy explains how Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers, LLP (“Firm”, “we”, “us”, and “our”) uses cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you visit our website at https://www.smithdebnamlaw.com, (“website”). It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as how you may choose to control our use of them.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.

Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers, LLP) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third-party cookies”. Third-party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content, and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.

Our website may contain links to other websites, icons to various forms of social media or other third-party widgets (“Third-Party Applications”) and any interaction you have with the Third-Party Applications is governed by each third-party. Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers, LLP has no affiliation or control over the information shared on any Third-Party Application, including, but not limited to, their use of cookies.

Why do we use cookies?

We use first and third-party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our website to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of visitors to our website to enhance their experience on the website. Third parties serve cookies through our website for advertising, analytics, and other purposes.

In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt-out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.

The specific types of first and third-party cookies served through our website and the purposes they perform are described below:

Essential website cookies:

These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features, such as:

  • Recording the cookie consent preferences of visitors
  • Recording the policies that visitors consent to
  • Assigning a random ID to each visitor so their policy consent and cookie consent preferences can be saved
  • Identify individual clients behind a shared IP address, and apply security settings on a per-client basis
Performance and functionality cookies:

These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our website but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality (like videos) may become unavailable.

Analytics and customization cookies:

These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website for you.

What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?

Cookies are not the only way to recognize or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called “tracking pixels” or “clear gifs”). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognize when someone has visited our website or opened an e-mail including them. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within a website to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to the website from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of e-mail marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.

Do we use Flash cookies or Local Shared Objects?

Websites may also use so-called “Flash Cookies” (also known as Local Shared Objects or “LSOs”) to, among other things, collect and store information about your use of our services, fraud prevention and for other site operations.

If you do not want Flash Cookies stored on your computer, you can adjust the settings of your Flash player to block Flash Cookies storage using the tools contained in the Website Storage Settings Panel . You can also control Flash Cookies by going to the Global Storage Settings Panel   and following the instructions (which may include instructions that explain, for example, how to delete existing Flash Cookies (referred to “information” on the Macromedia site), how to prevent Flash LSOs from being placed on your computer without your being asked, and (for Flash Player 8 and later) how to block Flash Cookies that are not being delivered by the operator of the page you are on at the time).

Please note that setting the Flash Player to restrict or limit acceptance of Flash Cookies may reduce or impede the functionality of some Flash applications, including, potentially, Flash applications used in connection with our services or online content.

Do we serve targeted advertising?

Third parties may serve cookies on your computer or mobile device to serve advertising or suggested content through our websites. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. This can be accomplished by them using cookies or web beacons to collect information about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services of potential interest to you. The information collected through this process does not enable us or them to identify your name, contact details or other details that directly identify you unless you choose to provide these.

How often will we update this Cookie Policy?

We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. Please, therefore, re-visit this Cookie Policy regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies.

The date at the top of this Cookie Policy indicates when it was last updated.

Where can you get further information?

If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other technologies, please email us at privacy@smithdebnamlaw.com or you may contact us by mail at:

Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers, LLP
Attention: Marketing
4601 Six Forks Road, Suite 400
Raleigh, NC 27609
United States

 

Additional Resources:

You can also learn more about Cookies and their use by visiting: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie

Additional service provider privacy policies and cookie policies can be found here:

https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

https://siteimprove.com/en/privacy/

https://automattic.com/privacy-notice/

https://automattic.com/cookies/

 

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