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Blandy & Blandy Solicitors

Cookie Policy

We ask that you read this cookie policy carefully as it contains important information on who we are and our use of cookies or similar technologies on our website. This policy should be read together with our Privacy Policy, which sets out how and why we collect, store, use and share personal information generally, as well as your rights in relation to your personal information and details of how to contact us and supervisory authorities in the event you have a complaint. 

Who we are

This website is operated by Blandy & Blandy LLP. We are a firm of solicitors and for more information please see about us.

Our website

This cookie policy only relates to your use of our website.

Throughout our website we may link to other websites owned and operated by certain trusted third parties to point you to guidance or original authorities. These other third party websites may also use cookies or similar technologies in accordance with their own separate cookie polices. For privacy information relating to these other third party websites, please consult their cookie policies as appropriate.


A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your device (e.g. computer, smartphone or other electronic device) when you use our website. We use cookies on our website. These help us recognise you and your device and store some information about your preferences or past actions.

For example, we may monitor which pages are visited, how many times etc. This information helps us to build a profile of our users. Some of this data will be aggregated or statistical, which means that we will not be able to identify you individually.

You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the websites below tell you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, some of our website features may not function as a result. For further information on our use of cookies, including a detailed list of your information which we and others may collect through cookies, please see below.

Our use of cookies

We use cookies to:

  • obtain information about your preferences and use of our website;
  • carry out research and statistical analysis to help improve our content and services and to help us better understand our users’ requirements;
  • and make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable.

For further information on cookies generally visit or

Types of cookies

The cookies we place on your device fall into the following cate.g.ories:

  • Session cookies—these allow our website to link your actions during a particular browser session. These expire each time you close your browser and do not remain on your device afterwards
  • Persistent cookies—these are stored on your device in between browser sessions. These allow your preferences or actions across our website to be remembered. These will remain on your device until they expire, or you delete them from your cache
  • Strictly necessary cookies—these cookies are essential for you to be able to navigate our website and use its features. Without these cookies, the services you have asked for could not be provided
  • Performance cookies—these cookies collect information about how you use our website, e.g. which pages you go to most often. These cookies do not collect personally identifiable information about you. All information collected by these cookies is aggre.g.ated and anonymous, and is only used to improve how our website works
  • Functionality cookies—these cookies allow our website to remember the choices you make (such as your user name, language, last action and search preferences) and provide enhanced, more personal features. The information collected by these cookies is anonymous and cannot track your browsing activity on other websites

We currently use the following cookies:

Google Analytics




These cookies help us understand how our site is used and pick up on any problems with how it works. Google Analytics uses these cookies to discover when you first visited the site, how often you came back and how long you spend shopping. The information stored by these cookies can be seen only by Blandy & Blandy LLP and Google and never shows any confidential information.

For more information about Google Analytics Cookies please see:


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Google reCAPTCHA






We use Google reCAPTCHA on our login forms and within our checkout to help prevent spam and abuse. The cookies set by this service are essential site cookies.

For more information about Google's Privacy Policies please visit:

Site functionality

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We use an Elfsight widget to display Google Reviews on our website. The cookies set by this service are functionality cookies.

For more information about Elfsight’s privacy policies, please visit:


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Olark Live Chat








We use Olark to provide the live chat functionality on our website. The cookies set by this service are functionality cookies (_okbk, hblid) and essential site cookies (all others).

For more information about Olark’s Privacy Policies please visit:

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Consent to use cookies

We will ask for your permission (consent) to place cookies or other similar technologies on your device, except where these are essential for us to provide you with a service that you have requested.

There is a notice on our home page which describes how we use cookies and requests your consent to place cookies on your device.

How to turn off cookies

If you do not want to accept cookies, you can change your browser settings so that cookies are not accepted. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of this website. For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to the Information Commissioner’s webpage on cookies:

How to contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions about this cookie policy or the information we hold about you.

If you wish to contact us please send an email to, write to Blandy & Blandy LLP, One Friar Street, Reading, RG1 1DA or call 0118 951 6800.

Do you need extra help?

If you would like a copy of this notice in an alternative format (for example: audio, large print, braille), please contact us (see ‘How to contact us’ above).]

Changes to this policy

This policy was published on 18 March 2019 and last updated on 13 October 2023.