Privacy and cookies policy

Privacy and cookies policy

Privacy statement

If you are a user with general public and anonymous access the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom website does not store or capture personal information, but merely logs the user's IP address that is automatically recognised by the web server.

This privacy statement only covers the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom website at http://www.supremecourt.uk/. This statement does not cover links within this site to other websites.

The system may record your email address and other information if volunteered to us by you. This shall be treated as proprietary and confidential. It may be used for internal review and to notify you about updates to the Supreme Court website.

Cookies on The Supreme Court website

A cookie is a small piece of data (which often includes a unique identifier) that is stored on your computer, mobile phone or tablet. It is generated when users access a certain website. The cookie is stored on your browser and then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit.

Cookies that are generated through the use of this website are not used to identify you personally but they are used to make the site work better for you by remembering activities and preferences chosen by you and your browser.

Cookies are used to improve the quality of your website experience by:

  • Enabling a service to recognise your device so that you do not have to repeat any unnecessary actions
  • Measuring how many people are using our website services, and from where in the world they visit us. This enables us to tailor content more closely to the profile of our users.

Cookies might also be used occasionally to help gather feedback to help us understand how users interact with specific services, to inform future website development plans.

Further information on how Government websites use cookies can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Cookie name Purpose Expires
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These cookies provide us with information on how people interact with our website through a service called Google Analytics.

Google Analytics provide us with anonymous data related to how many people use our site, the number of times the site (or a particular page or section) is viewed, the number of returning visitors to the site, the amount of time spent on the site as well as the browser which was used to access the site.

This data gives us a general understanding of how the website is being used.

It does not collect or store any personal information related to the user (eg: names or addresses).
_utma expires 2 years after your last visit to the site

_utmb expires 30 minutes after your visit or 30 minutes of inactivity

_utmc expires when you close your browser

_utmz expires 6 months after it was last set

HYP_LCD_LCDHQ These cookies detect whether or not you choose to hide alert messages ('pop up' boxes or banners) on The Supreme Court website 90 days
     

However if you wish to control, block or delete any cookies which are generated by this website, or indeed any other website, you can do so through your browser settings. The "help" function on your browser will provide relevant instructions.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.

Alternatively you may wish to visit the About Cookies website which provides comprehensive information on how to control cookies through a variety of different browsers.