McCluskey Browne Solicitors

Cookie Policy


This website (“Our Site”) uses Cookies and similar technologies in order to distinguish you from other users. By using Cookies, We are able to provide you with a better experience and to improve Our Site by better understanding how you use it. Your acceptance of Our Cookie Policy is deemed to occur if you continue using Our Site.  If you do not agree to Our Cookie Policy, please stop using Our Site immediately.

1. Definitions and Interpretation

1.1 In this Cookie Policy, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the following meanings:

“Cookie” – means a small file placed on your computer or device by Our Site when you visit certain parts of Our Site and/or when you use certain features of Our Site;

“Cookie Law” – means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 and of EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”);

“personal data” – means any and all data that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified from that data, as defined by EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”); and

“We/Us/Our” – means McCluskey Browne, Solicitors, 7 Portland Road, Kilmarnock, KA1 2BT.

2. Information About Us

2.1 Our Site is owned and operated by McCluskey Browne, Solicitors, 7 Portland Road, Kilmarnock, KA1 2BT.

2.2 Our VAT number is 428-2019-69.

2.3 We are regulated by the Law Society of Scotland.

3. How Does Our Site Use Cookies?

Our Site may place and access certain Cookies on your computer or device. We use Cookies to facilitate and improve your experience of Our Site and to provide and improve Our services. We have carefully chosen these Cookies and have taken steps to ensure that your privacy and personal data is protected and respected at all times.  All Cookies used by and on Our Site are used in accordance with current Cookie Law.

4. What Cookies Does Our Site Use?

4.1 Our Site uses analytics services provided by Google.  Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse anonymous usage information, enabling Us to better understand how Our Site is used. This, in turn, enables Us to improve Our Site and services offered through it. You do not have to allow Us to use these Cookies, however whilst Our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of Our Site, it does enable Us to continually improve Our Site, making it a better and more useful experience for you.

4.2 The analytics service used by Our Site use  analytics Cookies to gather the required information.

4.3 The analytics service used by Our Site use  the following analytics Cookies:

Universal Analytics

Name Purpose

ga – This helps us count how may people visit the site by tracking if you’ve visited before 2 years (Expires – 2 years)

gid – This helps us to count how may people visit the site by tracking if you’ve visited before 24 hours (Expires – 24 hours)

gat – Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made (Expires – 10 Minutes)

Google Analytics

Name Purpose

utma – Like _ga this lets us know if you’ve visited before, so we can count how many of our visitors are new to the site or to a certain page (Expires – 2 years)

utmb – This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on the site (Expires – 30 Minutes When you close your browser)

utmc – This works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser (Expires – 30 Minutes When you close your browser)

utmz – This tells us how you reached the site (for example from another website of search engine) (Expires – 6 Months)

5. Consent and Control?

5.1 Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a pop-up requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling Us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies unless those Cookies are strictly necessary; however certain features of Our Site may not function fully or as intended.

5.2 In addition to the controls that We provide, you can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all Cookies or only third party Cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.

5.3 The links below provide instructions on how to control Cookies in all mainstream browsers:

5.3.1 Google Chrome:

5.3.2 Microsoft Internet Explorer:

5.3.3 Microsoft Edge: (Please note that there are no specific instructions at this time, but Microsoft support will be able to assist)

5.3.4 Safari (macOS):

5.3.5 Safari (iOS):

5.3.6 Mozilla Firefox:

5.3.7 Android: (Please refer to your device’s documentation for manufacturers’ own browsers)

6. Changes to this Cookie Policy

6.1 We may alter this Cookie Policy at any time. Any such changes will become binding on you on your first use of Our Site after the changes have been made.  You are therefore advised to check this page from time to time.

6.2 In the event of any conflict between the current version of this Cookie Policy and any previous version(s), the provisions current and in effect shall prevail unless it is expressly stated otherwise.

7. Further Information

7.1 If you would like to know more about how We use Cookies, please contact Us at [email protected]  by telephone on 01563 544545, or by post at McCluskey Browne, Solicitors, 7 Portland Road, Kilmarnock, KA1 2BT

7.2 For more information about privacy, data protection and our terms and conditions, please visit the following: