Tayntons is a trading name of Tayntons (LS) Limited, registered office 8 -12 Clarence Street, Gloucester, GL1 1DZ. Registered in England and Wales, company registration number 5928070.
We use the word ‘partner’ to refer to directors or shareholders of Tayntons (LS) Limited, or consultants or employees with equivalent standing who are practising lawyers.
Our VAT registration number is 891 1526 18.
You can find details of our lawyers on our website under Our People or by clicking this link People.
Tayntons are committed to promoting diversity in all its professional dealing and to avoiding discrimination. Details of our diversity are available by clicking this link Diversity.
Tayntons (LS) Limited is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under number 449195.
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A copy of our Complaints Handling Procedure is available by clinking this link Complaints Handling Procedure
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Is this GDPR or PECR?
The original EU legislation that became known as the “E-Privacy Directive“ was published in 2003 and implemented as European Directive – 2002/58/EC then amended by Directive 2009/136/EC that included a requirement to seek consent for cookies and similar technologies. The EU Directive entered UK law on 26th May 2011 as “The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011” often refered to as PECR – and this is still in force today. PECR sits alongside the more widely known legistration GDPR – both are regulated by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) www.ico.gov.uk .
What Are Cookies?
A cookie is used by a website to send ‘state information’ to a users’ browser and for the browser to return the state information to the website. The state information can be used for authentication, identification of a user session, user preferences, shopping cart contents, or anything else that can be accomplished through storing text data on the user’s computer.
Cookies cannot be programmed, cannot carry viruses, and cannot install malware on the host computer. However, they can be used to track users browsing activities which was a major privacy concern that prompted European and US law makers to take action.
Cookies are used by most websites for a variety of reasons – often very practical reasons to do with the operation of the website. However, they are also used to monitor how people are using the website (which pages are visited and how long is spent on each page). Each “visitor session” is tracked even though no effort is made to try to identify the user in person.
The new legislation now states that you must be able to opt-out from having cookies stored on their computer.
What Happens If You Opt-Out
If you decide to disable cookies we record this so you don’t get asked the question again. You will find that most of the website works as expected although functions that rely on cookies are obviously disabled. These functions include using online forms (e.g. our enquiry form) or any feature that requires login. We use a cookie to remember your cookie preferences, which has a couple of consequences:
- If you delete all your cookies you will have to tell us your preference again
- If you use a different device, computer profile or browser you will have to tell us your preference again