Privacy Policy

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Cook Lawyers GDPR Client Privacy Notice


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


Please see our Cookie Policy (UK) for more information.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Third party links

We include links to third parties on this website. Where we provide a link it does not mean that we endorse or approve that site’s policy towards visitor privacy. You should review their privacy policy before sending them any personal data.

Newsletter Subscription

Our newsletter is only sent to you if you’ve completed the “double opt-in” method to subscribe and you can easily unsubscribe whenever you want to. This means that we are not associated with spam in any way. Despite this, our newsletter is sometimes filtered as bulk/junk email. To make sure you actually receive our newsletters please add to your trusted list of senders, safe list, contacts or address book. All also known as whitelisting. If you do not see an email from us in your inbox, open your spam/junk folder and look for it there, open it and mark it as “not spam” or “not junk”.

Double Opt-In

Upon submitting your email address, we’ll send a confirmation email back to the address you submitted. To subscribe to our newsletter, you then need to confirm your subscription. This is called double opt-in, because you have to confirm your desire to subscribe twice, and it makes it impossible to subscribe someone else to the newsletter.

Site Security

The Cook Lawyers website uses 128 bit SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption technology which is strong high-level encryption for online purchasing.

Our whole website is secure, you should see a solid padlock in your browser status bar which indicates that the encryption is taking place. You will also see that the Cook Lawyers URL address in the browser has https in front of

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

When you sign up to a newsletter through our site your data is securely passed to the third party service provider we use for facilitating mailing lists Mailchimp, who store the data according to their privacy policy. When you sign up to a newsletter you can unsubscribe anytime using a link found at the bottom of any email you receive.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Contact and enquiry data will be retained for 3 years following the date of our last contact or dealing with you, at the end of which period it will be deleted from our systems.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Contact form enquiries are emailed to us direct. When you sign up to a newsletter your data is securely passed to Mailchimp.

Contacting Us

Please do not hesitate to email Admin regarding any matter relating to this Privacy & Security Policy.