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Use of cookies

Policies and statements

We may collect data that may include your personal information by sending “cookies” to your browser, which will store them in your device (e.g., computer, phone, etc.) in order to facilitate your browsing.

A cookie is a small chunk of information sent by our web server to the web browser software that you are using to access the Website. A cookie enables our web server to collect information from your web browser software.

We collect user permission for our use of cookies through a clear notice in the form of a website banner that appears when users view the Website, giving users the option to accept the use of cookies. You are also able to opt-out of the use of non-essential cookies, through options made available on the website banner.

We use the following types of cookies:

  • Essential cookies, to provide necessary Website functionality for users.
  • Analytics cookies, collecting statistics about the use of the Website by users, which enable us to improve the Website.

The table below sets out which cookies we use and why.

Cookie Name Provider Expiry Purpose

At the end of the user’s browsing session

This cookie is used to create session identifier so that New Relic (hosting performance monitor) can monitor session counts for the site.


1 year

This cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies on If a user has previously indicated a preference, that user’s preference will be stored in this cookie.


google-analytics.com2 years
These cookies are used to collect statistics about the use of the website by users, by gathering and analyzing data, including the pages most frequently visited by users, the time spent by users on each page, and other site performance information. We use this information to understand how users use the website and to help us improve the website.
_gatgoogle-analytics.com1 day
_gidgoogle-analytics.com1 day
playervimeo.com1 year

Vimeo’s embeddable video player uses first-party cookies that are considered essential to the video player experience and not used for third-party analytics or advertising cookies.

vuidvimeo.com1 year

All Davis Polk servers and computer systems are designed to be protected from outside intrusions. As a result, all data that may be collected about users through the use of cookies should be protected from unauthorized access.

The data collected through cookies placed on your device will not be kept for longer than is necessary to fulfil the purposes mentioned above; in particular, cookies that we place automatically expire in accordance with the timeframes described above.

You can also change your cookie settings on your browser to block the recording of cookies on your hard drive, in order to minimize the amount of data that may be collected about your navigating on the Website. The procedure for blocking cookies may vary for different software products. Please check your Internet browser software or with your software supplier if you wish to block cookies. However, disabling cookies may result in certain features of the Website not working, so for optimal use of the Website, we recommend that you do not disable cookies on your device.