Website Privacy Policy & Cookie Policy

Privacy Policy

McHale Legal ensures it manages your personal data in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  The following privacy policy explains how McHale Legal uses cookies to provide you with an optimised user experience, continued use of the site implies acceptance of these terms.

This privacy policy explains how we use any personal information we collect about you when you use this website.

For our full Company Privacy Policy, please click here

What information do we collect about you?

We collect information about you when you voluntarily complete the contact form or provide feedback. Website usage information is collected using cookies.

When you visit our site, we may track information to administer the site and analyse its usage. Examples of information we may track include your internet protocol address, what kind of browser or computer you use, the number of links you click within the site, the state or country from which you accessed the site, the date and time of your visit, the name of your internet services provider, the last page you viewed before visiting our site, and the pages you viewed on the site.

How will we use the information about you?

We collect information about you to email you about other McHale Legal products and services we think may be of interest to you. We use your information collected from the website to personalise your repeat visits to our website.

McHale Legal will not share you information for marketing purposes with other companies.

For internal use, we may collate summary statistics about the interests and preferences of visitors of our web site, traffic patterns and related site information. These statistics do not include personally identifiable information.

Use of Cookies

If your browser allows it, our web sites use cookies, which are small text files which your computer creates or modifies on instruction of the page opened in your browser. These are used to save your preferences and (where applicable), login information. Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended. We use the following cookies:

  1. Site functionality cookies – these cookies allow you to navigate the site and use our features.
  2. Site analytics cookies – these cookies allow us to measure and analyse how our customers use the site, to improve its functionality and the user experience.

The cookie (cookieNoticeDisplayed) is deployed once a visitor has been flagged about our use of cookies by the pop-out notice. It allows the banner to remain closed as you visit different pages on the site.

In addition the site deploys a number of third party generated cookies because of the integration of various third party applications on the site.

The cookies of which we are aware include:

From Google

PREF, __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz, NID, docsperf, rememberme, __qca, HSID, APISID, SID

These cookies provide us with information about the numbers of visitors and how they reached us, they also recognise location when used with Google maps and allow the pages to be liked using Google+.

We do not have control over the cookies deployed by Google we are forced to accept them to take advantages of the services this company provides which we believe to be of value to our visitors - their privacy policy which governs their use of cookies can be found here.

General Cookie Advice

You can restrict or block the cookies used by the website through your browser settings but this will impact your user experience. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you can visit www.aboutcookies.org which provides directions on how to block cookies on all major browsers. This site also explains how you can delete cookies that have already been stored on your computer as well as general information about cookies.

You should be aware though that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the websites you visit.