Cookie Notice

Use of Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are generally used to make websites work more efficiently and to provide information to the owners of the site. Cookies allow Epiq to provide you with a smoother user experience by recognizing your computer(s), remembering your preferences, identifying popular articles, and arranging content.

First & Third-party Cookies

First-party cookies are cookies that belong to Epiq and that Epiq places on your device.

Third-party cookies are cookies that another party places on your device through our site.

Cookie Type & Purpose

We classify the cookies that we use into four categories:

  • Strictly Necessary
  • Advertising or Tracking
  • Performance
  • Functional

Strictly Necessary

‘Strictly necessary’ cookies are essential to help you to navigate our websites and use their features, such as accessing secure areas of the websites. Without these cookies, Epiq’s websites will not operate properly.

Advertising or Tracking

Epiq may accept advertising cookies from third parties on our websites. We advertise our own products and services on our websites and you may see advertisements for Epiq elsewhere on the Internet. To present you with the information that you are most likely to be interested in, the cookies we use to show you advertisements may be based on the content you visit most on our websites.

These cookies provide customized content by uniquely identifying your browser and device and are set both internally by Epiq and by third-party partners. These cookies may be used by those third-parties to build a profile of your interests but also help Epiq to provide you with website content that is tailored to your interests and needs. We may also include links to social networks and third-party sites (e.g. Facebook and YouTube), which may use information about your visit to target advertising to you on their websites. You should validate with third-party websites information about the cookies that they use.

Performance

‘Performance’ cookies are used either by Epiq or third-party service providers to understand how you use our websites. For example, these cookies often track what pages are most frequently visited, and from what locations our visitors come from. Epiq only uses performance cookies to analyze user journeys and to improve how our websites operate. All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you elect not to allow these cookies, Epiq will not know when you have visited our site.

Google Analytics cookies are also used on this website. Google Analytics is a tool that helps website owners assess how users interact with website content. As a user navigates between web pages, Google Analytics provides JavaScript tags (libraries) to website owners to record information, such as a website URL, about the webpage a user has seen. The Google Analytics JavaScript tags use HTTP Cookies to "remember" actions a user has taken during previous pages/interactions with the website. A third-party “DoubleClick cookie” may be used in addition to the other cookies described in this document specifically to support advertising-specific performance features.

Pardot cookies are also used. Pardot cookies track visitor and prospect activities on your website and landing pages by setting cookies on users’ web browsers. Cookies are configured to remember preferences, such as form fields, when a visitor returns to your site. Pardot also sets a cookie for logged-in users to maintain the session and to remember table filters.

Pardot sets first-party cookies for tracking purposes and sets third-party cookies for redundancy. Using first-party and third-party cookies together is standard in the marketing automation industry. Pardot cookies do not store personally identifying information, but rather a unique identifier only. Pardot sets first-party cookies on your tracker subdomains and Pardot domains. Pardot uses third-party cookies on https pages and when your account lacks a tracker subdomain configuration.

Functional

‘Functional cookies’ allow Epiq to appropriately display webpages to you. As you use our websites, more cookies are placed on to your device to make your experience smoother and to improve our offering.

These cookies enable us to operate the Epiq website in accordance with the choices you make, such as text size, fonts, languages and other parts of web pages that are alterable and provide you with the same customizations during future visits.

Cookie Lifespan

A cookie can be classified by its lifespan and the domain to which it belongs. By lifespan, cookies are either:

  • session cookies which are erased when the user closes the browser or
  • persistent cookies which remain on the user's computer/device for a pre-defined period.

As for the domain to which it belongs, there are either:

  • first-party cookies which are set by the web server of the visited page and share the same domain; or
  • third-party cookies which are stored by a different domain to the visited page's domain. This can happen when the webpage references a file, such as JavaScript, located outside its domain.

Session

These types of cookies are stored only temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from your device when you close the browser. We use session cookies to support the functionality of the Epiq website and to understand your use of the website, such as what pages you visit, which links you use, and how long you access each page.

Persistent

These types of cookies are not deleted when you close your browser but are saved on your device for a fixed period or until you delete them. Each time you visit the website, the server that sets the cookie will recognize the persistent cookie saved on your device. Epiq and third-parties use persistent cookies to store your preferences so that the preferences are available during your next visit to the website. These cookies keep an accurate account of how often you visit the website, how often you return to the website, and how your use of the website may vary over time.

How to delete Cookies

If you would like to opt-out of receiving cookies from Epiq, you can:

  • Set your browser to reject all cookies;
  • Set your browser to only accept cookies from “trusted” sites; or
  • Set your browser to only accept cookies from websites that you are currently on.

Note that if you do delete cookies that we have placed on your device, your experience of our websites may be affected and some features, such as remembering your login details, will be lost.

Epiq Cookie Description

The following table describes each cookie type that we use and its associated classification:

Strictly Necessary

Cookie Name Lifespan First or Third Party Description
BIGipServerwww.epiqglobal.
com.app~www.epiqglobal.com_pool
Session First This cookie name is associated with the BIG-IP product suite from company F5. Usually associated with managing sessions on load balanced servers, to ensure user requests are routed consistently to the correct server. The common root is BIGipServer most commonly followed by a domain name, usually the one that it is hosted on, but not always.
ASP.NET_SessionId Session First General purpose platform session cookie used by sites written with Microsoft .NET based technologies. Usually used to maintain an anonymized user session by the server.
 

Performance

Cookie Name Lifespan First or Third Party Description
_gid 1 day First This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. It stores and updates a unique value for each page visited.
_ga 2 years First This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.
 

Functionality

Cookie Name Lifespan First or Third Party Description
CMSPreferredCulture 1 year First Stores the visitor's preferred content culture. It’s set by the Kentico CMS to identify the language of the page, stores a language-country code combination.
vuid 2 years Third This cookie is owned by Vimeo. The main business activity is video hosting/sharing.
 

Targeting/Advertising

Cookie Name Lifespan First or Third Party Description
visitor_id##### 10 years First & Third This cookie appends a unique identifier for a website visitor, used for tracking purposes.
pardot Session First & Third This cookie is associated with services from marketing automation and lead generation platform Pardot.
_gat_gtag_UA_112671429_1
 
1 minute First This cookie relates to Google Tag Manager.
id 1 year Third This cookie is owned by Doubleclick (Google). This cookie is used to serve personalized ads to users.
APISID 1 year Third This cookie is owned by Google. It’s used to store user preferences and information each time you visit web pages containing Google services.
SSID 1 year Third This cookie is owned by Google. It’s used to store user preferences and information each time you visit web pages containing Google services.
PREF 1 year Third This cookie is owned by Google. It is used to store users’ preferences.
SID 1 year Third This cookie is owned by Google. It is a security cookie used to protect users’ data from unauthorized access.
SAPISID 1 year Third This cookie is owned by Google. It is used to store users’ preferences. It’s used to store user preferences and information each time you visit web pages containing Google services.
HSID 1 year Third This cookie is owned by Google. It is a security cookie used to protect users’ data from unauthorized access.
 

Unknown

Cookie Name Lifespan First or Third Party Description
CMSCsrfCookie Session First This cookie store's a security token that the system uses to validate all form data submitted via POST requests. Helps protect against cross-site request forgery.
 
 

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

Google Analytics

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Search Engine

The search engine on our website is designed to be as powerful and easy to use as the popular search engine Google. The search is made possible by a piece of hardware (a search ‘appliance’) supplied by Google that is plugged into our server and continuously indexes the content on our site. All search requests are handled by the appliance and the information is not passed on to any third-party, including Google.