Cookie policy

What are Cookies?

Cookies are tiny, harmless text files that are downloaded to your device or stored in your browser by websites you visit. Cookies provide us with information about how users interact with our site, such as the number of visitors to the site, the pages they visit and the length of time spent on the site. They do not cause any damage to your hardware, nor do they transmit viruses. However, they can be intrusive and gather personal data and user behaviour without your consent. Silk Legal does not want to gather personal data; our use of cookies is transparent and solely for the purposes of optimising our website user experience and online advertising practices. The information that our cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.

More information about how cookies can affect your user experience can be found here.

How do I Manage Cookies?

You may change your browser settings to delete and block cookies, or you can click ‘reject’ on our cookie widget, as shown below:

Disabling cookies on our site can disrupt its functionality and presentation; we recommend you click accept so that your user experience is as close to the level of quality we intend to deliver as possible.

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What Cookies are Used on this Site?

CookieDomainType ⇅DescriptionDuration
test_cookie.doubleclick.netAdvertisementThe test_cookie is set by and is used to determine if the user’s browser supports cookies.15 minutes
_ga.silklegal.comAnalyticsThe _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.2 years
_gid.silklegal.comAnalyticsInstalled by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website’s performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.1 day
_gat_gtag_UA_64157564_1.silklegal.comAnalyticsSet by Google to distinguish users.1 minute
_gcl_au.silklegal.comAnalyticsProvided by Google Tag Manager to experiment advertisement efficiency of websites using their services.3 months
_gat_UA-64157564-1.silklegal.comAnalyticsA variation of the _gat cookie set by Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to allow website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. The pattern element in the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to.1 minute
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessarysilklegal.comNecessarySet by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the “Necessary” category .1 year
cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessarysilklegal.comNecessarySet by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the “Non-necessary” category .1 year
elementorSilklegal.comNecessaryThis cookie is used by the website’s WordPress theme. It allows the website owner to implement or change the website’s content in real-timenever

Google Analytics cookies are harmless and respect your privacy and anonymity. They allow us to monitor user behaviour and continuously optimise our website. They alert us to issues such as which pages have technical problems, content that needs updating, what countries users are visiting us from and other useful metrics and dimensions.


We also use retargeting (some call it ‘remarketing’) for some of our ads, which allows us to display ads targeting users who have previously visited our site. We may choose to acquire users via Google Ads and then retarget ads to them via Facebook. This does not give us the Facebook accounts of our site visitors, rather it just allows us to target site visitors via Facebook ads, retaining their anonymity. However, if we retarget users via Facebook ads and they comment on the ads, they will reveal their Facebook profiles and forfeit their anonymity, which we take as voluntary. The same goes for Twitter and LinkedIn ads.

By continuing to use this site without changing your settings you consent to our use of cookies as described above.

Third Party Sites

We are not responsible for cookies acquired from visiting third party sites that are linked to from this site.

Updates to Cookies Policy

We keep this Cookies Policy updated as frequently as needed, but occasionally we may be testing new tools or platforms that use cookies and still be in the process of amending this policy. It is your responsibility to ensure you are aware of and consent to the use of all cookies on this site. This policy was last updated in May 2022.