What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files used to store information. They help us understand how you interact with our website, which parts you find most useful, and how we can improve your experience.

Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies to:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed and security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • Continuously improve our website for you


We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information without your express permission
  • Collect any sensitive information without your express permission
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties


Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your browser are adjusted to accept cookies, we take this, along with your continued use of our website, to mean that you’re fine with our use of cookies. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site, you can learn how to do this below; however, doing so will likely mean that our site won’t work as you would expect.

More about our Cookies

Website Function Cookies

Our own cookies: We use cookies to make our website work, including remembering your search settings and allowing you to add comments to our site.
Third-party functions: Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties.

Social Website Cookies

So you can easily “Like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter, we have included sharing buttons on our site.

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g., Mac or Windows), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at, etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These analytics programs also tell us, on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g., from a search engine) and whether they have been here before, helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so, however, will likely limit the functionality of not just our site but a large proportion of the world’s websites, as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

Should you have any questions regarding this cookies policy, please contact us at West Legal & Associates, and we’ll be more than happy to assist.

Remember, cookies are there to make your online experience better, but if you’re not comfortable with their use, you’re in control to turn them off. Happy browsing!