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Notice Regarding Cookies

Our website uses cookies to make it easier to use. Visitors to the site may manage their cookie preferences using the options described below.

Visitors may click the Decline button on the banner at the top of the homepage and follow the instructions. Or you may turn off cookies that are not strictly necessary for the functioning of our site by following the steps in Sections 2 and 5 below.

Vinson & Elkins (the “Firm,” “we,” or “our”) provides the following information about cookies associated with our website:

1. Cookies – What are they and how do we use them?

We use “cookies” on our website. A cookie is a small electronic file that is placed and sometimes stored on your computer or mobile device when you use our site. These cookies do not contain or collect information about your personal identity. Instead, they record unique identifying information about the internet browser that you use. The cookies help us distinguish you from other people who visit the site, and they provide some information about your browsing history on our site. In effect, cookies allow the website to “remember” your actions or preferences over time and provide a better experience by helping you return more easily to certain portions of our website. Cookies also help us know which parts of our web tools and website are used most frequently.

There are two broad categories of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site. A session cookie expires and disappears when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your device for a pre-defined period of time. They are used when you return to our site to help identify you, allow you to log in, or let other third-party sites to communicate with you.

2. Turning Off Cookies

You can control cookies on your personal computer or mobile device. You can delete cookies or not allow them to reside on your device through controls built into your browser or app. You can stop receiving cookies by changing your web browser settings. See the instructions for your particular browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Chrome, Mozilla). To learn more about cookies, see http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.

If you delete or block cookies that are strictly necessary for the performance of our website, the site might not function correctly, and you might not be able to access certain areas of it.

3. Types of Cookies

  1. Strictly Necessary Cookies
    These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off without impairing the functioning of our website. They are set to respond to actions you take or requests you make, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in, or filling out forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not work without them.
  2. Performance Cookies
    These cookies count visits and traffic sources so that we can measure and improve the performance of our website. They help us learn which pages are the most and least popular. They show how visitors move around the site. All the information that these cookies collect is aggregated by the Firm or third-party providers. If you block these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our website and will not be able to remember your preferences if you return to the site later.
  3. Functional Cookies
    These cookies let the website provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by the Firm or by third-party providers. If you do not allow these cookies, some or all of these services might not work properly.
  4. Targeting Cookies
    These cookies can be used to build a profile of your interests and can be used to show you relevant advertisements on other sites. They do not directly identify you or store your personal details, but they do uniquely identify your browser and internet device.

4. How Do We Use Particular Cookies?

Here are some details about the cookies that we use on our website:

Name Provided By Party Type Persistent or Session Purpose
_ga Google Third Party Functionality Cookie Persistent – Expires: 2 years This cookie is used to collect information about how visitors use the Site.  This information is used to compile reports and improve the Site.  The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the Site, where visitors have come to the Site from and the pages they visited.
_gat_UA-7899458-1 Google Third Party Functionality Cookie Persistent – Expires: 1 minute This cookie is used by Google to throttle the request rate to Google Analytics.
_gid Google Third Party Functionality Cookie Persistent – Expires: 24 hours This cookie is used to collect information about how visitors use the Site.  This information is used to compile reports and improve the Site.  The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the Site, where visitors have come to the Site from and the pages they visited.
OptanonConsent One Trust Third Party Functionality Cookie Persistent – Expires: 1 year Stores information about the categories of cookies the site uses and whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for each category.
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One Trust Third Party Functionality Cookie Persistent – Expires: 1 year This cookie is set after visitors have seen a cookie information notice and when they actively close the notice down.
intEmailHistoryId Vuture Third Party Functionality Cookie Persistent – Expires: 1 year Connect your e-marketing journey with your website journey
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Vuture Third Party Functionality Cookie End of Session Track your website journey
nlbi_2226578 Vinson & Elkins First Party Functionality Cookie Session This is used to improve performance and security on the website. It remembers visitors across the virtual firewall/CDN.
nlbi_2226588 Vinson & Elkins First Party Functionality Cookie Session This is used to improve performance and security on the website. It remembers visitors across the virtual firewall/CDN.
visid_incap_2226578 Vinson & Elkins First Party Functionality Cookie Persistent – Expires: 1 year This is used to improve performance and security on the website. It remembers visitors across the virtual firewall/CDN.
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Vinson & Elkins First Party Functionality Cookie Session This is used to improve performance and security on the website. It remembers visitors across the virtual firewall/CDN.
visid_incap_2226588 Vinson & Elkins First Party Functionality Cookie Persistent – Expires: 1 year This is used to improve performance and security on the website. It remembers visitors across the virtual firewall/CDN.
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Vinson & Elkins First Party Functionality Cookie Session This is used to improve performance and security on the website. It remembers visitors across the virtual firewall/CDN.
_fbp Vinson & Elkins First Party Targeting Cookie Persistent – Expires: 89 Days Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.
bcookie LinkedIn Third Party Targeting Cookie Persistent – Expires: 730 Days This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active Linkedin profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions. For this reason it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain.
lang LinkedIn Third Party Targeting Cookie Session This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. This sub-domain is connected with LinkedIn’s marketing services that enable website owners to gain insight into types of users on their site based on LinkedIn profile data, to improve targetng.
li_gc LinkedIn Third Party Targeting Cookie Persistent – Expires: 726 Days This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active Linkedin profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions. For this reason it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain.
AnalyticsSyncHistory LinkedIn Third Party Targeting Cookie Persistent – Expires: 29 Days This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active Linkedin profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions. For this reason it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain.
UserMatchHistory LinkedIn Third Party Targeting Cookie Persistent – Expires: 29 Days This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active Linkedin profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions. For this reason it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain.
YSC YouTube Third Party Targeting Cookie Session YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.
NID Google Third Party Targeting Cookie Persistent – Expires: 182 Days This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer’s adverts appear.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE YouTube Third Party Targeting Cookie Persistent – Expires: 180 Days This cookie is used as a unique identifier to track viewing of videos
CONSENT YouTube Third Party Targeting Cookie Persistent – Expires: 729 Days YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.
bscookie LinkedIn Third Party Targeting Cookie Persistent – Expires: 730 Days This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active Linkedin profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions. For this reason it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain.
lidc LinkedIn Third Party Targeting Cookie Session This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active Linkedin profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions. For this reason it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain.
personalization_id Twitter Third Party Targeting Cookie Persistent – Expires: 729 Days This domain is owned by Twitter. The main business activity is: Social Networking Services. Where twitter acts as a third party host, it collects data through a range of plug-ins and integrations, that is primarily used for tracking and targeting.

5. Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics (owned by Google Inc.) on our website. Information about your use of our website is transmitted to and stored by Google which in turn provides web analytic services to us. We have activated the anonymizeIP feature of Google Analytics. This means that a visitor’s IP address is anonymized before any processing and storage is done by Google Analytics. In addition, if you do not want your information collected by Google Analytics, you can install the Google Analytics opt-out as a browser add-on. This add-on function works with most major web browsers. Learn more by visiting https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

6. Third Parties

We use other third parties, including social media networks, Vimeo, and Vuture, to provide services to us regarding our website. Some information about your use of our website is transmitted to and stored by them. That transmission and storage are subject to appropriate contractual safeguards consistent with the requirements of data protection regulations. These external sites are not owned or controlled by the Firm, and we refer you to the privacy policies for those sites.

7. Other Information

If you are located in the European Union, EU General Data Protection Regulation 679/2016 (“GDPR”) gives you certain rights regarding any of your personal data that we process. If you have any questions about the use of cookies on our website, please contact vecsoa@velaw.com.