Use of cookies by
Norton Rose Fulbright
We use cookies to deliver our online services. Details and instructions on how to disable those cookies are set out at By continuing to use this website you agree to our use of our cookies unless you have disabled them.

Cookies policy


By using our website you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with this Cookies policy. You will have seen a pop up to this effect on your first visit to this website; although it will not usually appear on subsequent visits, you may withdraw your consent at any time by following the instructions below.

Disabling cookies

If you do not agree to the use of these cookies please disable them by following the instructions for your browser set out here or use the automated disabling tool where available. However, some of the services will not function so well if cookies are disabled.

Where the organisation setting the cookie provides an automated disabling tool in respect of its cookie(s) we list the name of that organisation, the category of cookies it sets together with a link to its automated disabling tool. In all other cases, we list the names of the cookies themselves and their source at the date of this Cookies policy so that you can easily identify and disable them if you want through your browser controls.

After your initial visit to this website we may change the cookies we use. This cookies policy will always allow you to know who is placing cookies, for what purpose and give you the means to disable them so you should check it from time to time.

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating web domain on your subsequent visits to that domain. Most web pages contain elements from multiple web domains so when you visit your browser may receive cookies from several sources.

Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. Cookies allow you to navigate between pages efficiently, remember preferences and generally improve the user experience. They can also be used to tailor advertising to your interests through tracking your browsing across websites.

Session cookies are deleted automatically when you close your browser and persistent cookies remain on your device after the browser is closed (for example to remember your user preferences when you return to the site).

What types of cookies does Norton Rose Fulbright use?

We describe the categories of cookies Norton Rose Fulbright and its contractors use below.

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies, services you have asked for (such as navigating between pages) cannot be provided. (full and mobile versions) currently use the following strictly necessary cookies:

Cookie name Source Purpose Further information
ASP.NET_SessionId Norton Rose Fulbright This session cookie implements a Microsoft technology which is essential for the operation of our websites. It assigns an identification number to each visitor so they can navigate the site correctly. Session cookie
Drupal CMS session cookie Norton Rose Fulbright This cookie is used for the same purposes as the preceding cookie, through a technology provided by Drupal CMS. Session cookie
Performance cookies

We make use of analytic cookies to analyse how our visitors use our websites and to monitor website performance. This allows us to provide a high quality experience by customising our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages. We might also use these cookies to highlight articles or site services that we think will be of interest to you based on your usage of the website. The information collected by these cookies is not associated with your personal information by us or by our contractors. (full and mobile) currently uses the following analytic cookies from Google Analytics:

Cookie name Source Purpose Further information
-utma Google Analytics These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our 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.

Click here for Google’s privacy policy in respect of Google Analytics

You may opt out of tracking by Google Analytics by visiting

Persistent cookies.

Website functionality cookies

We make use of cookies to provide you with certain functionality. For example, to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in), or to recognise the platform from which you access the site, and to provide enhanced and more personal features. These cookies are not used to track your browsing on other sites. (full and mobile versions) currently uses the following functionality cookies:

Cookie name Source Purpose Further information


_ATUVS This cookie enables us to provide sharing options so that you can distribute/share content from our website to your Twitter, Facebook or other social media accounts. Persistent cookie
NortonRosePrivacy Norton Rose Fulbright This cookie controls the cookie banner that appears the first time that you visit our website. Session cookie
KV_CLIENT_SESSION_ID Used by Qumu to deliver video content on the website Persistent cookie
NSC_bqq.lvmv.ofu_80 Used by Qumu to deliver video content on the website Session cookie
has-js Norton Rose Fulbright This cookie enables us to tell if your browser runs Javascript. This cookie expires when you leave the website. Session cookie Norton Rose Fulbright This cookie stores information about the device from which you last accessed the site which allows the mobile site or website to load automatically. Persistent cookie
BaselCookie Norton Rose Fulbright This cookie stores user login details to allow use of Basel alerts section without having to rekey on each visit. Persistent cookie
Local Storage Norton Rose Fulbright Used to retain search results when changing pages to deliver a smoother browsing experience. Persistent cookie
Local Storage This local storage enables us to provide sharing options. Persistent cookie
currentLocation Norton Rose Fulbright This cookie stores your location preference, when you select a location from the Location selector link at the top of every Norton Rose Fulbright web page. When this cookie is set, a convenient redirect will be invoked to transfer you to your preferred location's home page every time you visit the Global home page. Persistent cookie
Targeting cookies

Targeting cookies (or advertising cookies) collect information about your browsing habits and are used to make advertising more relevant to you and your interests. They are used by services provided by third parties, such as Like or Share buttons. The AddThis cookies mentioned above are also examples of targeting cookies. Third parties provide these services in return for recognising that you have visited our website.

When you use the LinkedIn, Twitter or other share buttons available, you will be directed to a page controlled by those companies which may place cookies (including targeting cookies) and will be subject to LinkedIn’s, Twitter’s or the relevant other website’s cookies policies respectively.

Use of IP addresses and web logs

We may also use your IP address and browser type to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our website and to improve the service we offer to you. An IP address is a numeric code that identifies your computer on the internet. Your IP address might also be used to gather broad demographic information.

We may perform IP lookups to determine which domain you are coming from (eg to more accurately gauge our users’ demographics.

Information from these types of cookies and technologies is not combined with information about you from any other source and will not personally identify you.

HTML email web beacons and webinars

Our marketing related emails contain a single, campaign-unique “web beacon pixel” to tell us whether our emails are opened and combined with other technology verify any clicks through to links within the email. We may use this information for purposes including determining which of our emails are more interesting to you and to query whether users who do not open our emails wish to continue receiving them. The pixel will be deleted when you delete the email. If you do not wish the pixel to be downloaded to your device, you should choose not to click links that we send you. This information may be connected to your personal identity.

Where you subscribe to our webinar service, the accompanying emails similarly include a pixel. We track your interaction with these emails and our webinars to validate attendance for accreditation purposes and to help determine which information is of interest to you as described above.

Cookies policy does not cover third party websites

Please note that this Cookies policy does not apply to, and we are not responsible for, the privacy practices of third party websites which may be linked to or accessible through this website.

Changes to the Cookies policy

We may update this Cookies policy and we would encourage you to review the policy from time to time to stay informed of how we are using cookies. This Cookies policy was last updated in May 2017.