Cookies

Last updated: May 22, 2017

This Cookies Policy describes how Morrison & Foerster LLP and its affiliates (listed in the “Affiliates” section in our Privacy Policy) and its service providers use cookies to store information on your computer.

By using our websites from which you are accessing this Privacy Policy (the “Websites”), our iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch applications (the “Apps”), our social media sites, as well as HTML-formatted email messages that we send to you that link to this Privacy Policy (collectively, including the Website, the Apps and our social media, the “Services”), you understand that we may place cookies on your computer, including analytical cookies, in accordance with the terms of this Cookies Policy.

We may change this Cookies Policy from time to time. Please take a look at the “Last Updated” legend at the top of this page to see when this Cookies Policy was last revised. Any changes to this Cookies Policy will become effective when we post the revised Cookies Policy on the Services. Your use of the Services following these changes means that you accept the revised Cookies Policy.

1. What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a text-only string of information that the Services transfer to the “cookie” file of the browser you are using so that the Services can recognize your computer when you re-visit and remember certain information about you, such as which pages you visit, choices you make from menus, and the time and date of your visit.

2. Types of Cookies

There are two main types of cookies:

  1. Session cookies: these are temporary cookies that expire when you close your browser. Session cookies allow the Services to recognize your computer as you navigate between pages during a single browser session, allowing you to use the Services most efficiently.
     
  2. Persistent cookies: these are stored on your computer between browsing sessions until they expire or are deleted. They allow the Services to remember your preferences and tailor services to you.

3. Our Use of Cookies

We may use both session and persistent cookies in connection with the Services. These cookies are used for security purposes, to facilitate navigation, to display information more effectively, and to personalize your experience while visiting the Services, as well as for online tracking purposes. Cookies permit us to recognize your computer to assist your use of the Services. We may also use cookies to gather statistical information about the usage of the Services in order to continually improve the design and functionality, to understand how users use the Services and to assist us with resolving questions regarding the Services.

In addition to cookies that send information to us, we may also use cookies that collect information and send it to our service providers, Clickability and Google. Please check the relevant service provider’s website for more information about their use of cookies. Further, where the Services allow you to access other websites from the Services using the links provided, the operators of those websites may use cookies in accordance with their own cookies policy, which may differ from ours.

Cookie Name

Origin

Use

    utmz

Google Analytics

Tracks origin of request.

    utma

Google Analytics

Stores visitor information.

vmSidTm

Clickability

WMA established cookie to store visitor unique identifier.

click_mobile

Clickability

User agent cookie.

reqDestID

Clickability

Subscription servlet requested Dest ID.

reqPageURL

Clickability

Subscription servlet requested Page URL.

vmVisitorState

Clickability

WMA established cookie to store visitor state.

vmSessionId

Clickability

WMA established cookie to store visitor session ID.

action

Clickability

Subscription servlet workflow indicator.

rurl

Clickability

rurl cookie is used to redirect the user to a page if the SAML Response does not have a return url.

JSESSIONID

Clickability

Session ID used by server (not user defined).

UID

Clickability

Unique Identifier of subscription user object.

4. Information Collected by Our Analytics Software

Some of the cookies we use are “analytical” cookies. Our analytics software (Google analytics, Siteimprove, Crazy Egg, and LinkedIn Insights) allows us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the Services when they are using the Services. This helps us to improve the way the Services work, e.g., by making sure that users are finding what they need easily. The following types of information are collected by our analytics software:

  1. User’s demographic information, e.g., language preference and location (city, country/territory, continent, sub‑continental region).
     
  2. User’s behavior, e.g., whether the user is a new or returning visitor, the frequency of visits/date of last visit.
     
  3. User’s technology, e.g., operating system, network/service provider (ISP and network host).
     
  4. Mobile information, e.g. whether the user accessed the Services via a mobile device and, if so, the type of device (brand, service provider, operating system and input selection method).
     
  5. Traffic source, e.g., direct (i.e., the user typed in the URL themselves) or referral (i.e., the user clicked on a link) and for referral traffic, the traffic source (search engine or link); also the Google search term (if applicable) that resulted in the link to the Website.
     
  6. Content viewed, e.g., pages, files, and directories clicked on; landing pages/exit pages and search words (if any) used on the Website.

5. Refusing Cookies on the Services

If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to automatically decline cookies, or be given the choice of declining or accepting the transfer to your computer of a particular cookie (or cookies) from a particular website. Information about the procedure you are required to follow in order to disable cookies can be found on your Internet browser provider’s website via your help screen. You may also wish to refer to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html.

Please be aware that if cookies are disabled not all features of the Services may operate as intended.

Email Disclaimer

Unsolicited e-mails and information sent to Morrison & Foerster will not be considered confidential, may be disclosed to others pursuant to our Privacy Policy, may not receive a response, and do not create an attorney-client relationship with Morrison & Foerster. If you are not already a client of Morrison & Foerster, do not include any confidential information in this message. Also, please note that our attorneys do not seek to practice law in any jurisdiction in which they are not properly authorized to do so.

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