Cookie Policy

EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2022

This policy describes Morgan Lewis’ use of cookies and tracking technologies on www.morganlewis.com and other firm websites to enable features on our websites, analyze the use of our websites, and improve user experience on our websites.

If you have any questions about the use of cookies on our websites, please contact the Morgan Lewis Privacy Office at MLPrivacyOffice@morganlewis.com.

Your Consent & Choices About Cookies.

On your first visit to our website, a pop-up banner appeared to disclose that we use cookies to improve the functionality and performance of our website as well as the means for you to control them. You will see this banner each time you visit the website until you take action to respond to it.

For visitors located outside of the United States, when you click on the “Accept All Cookies” button, you agree that we can “use” (collect, save, store, change, transfer (including trans-border transfer) and delete) cookies as described below. You also agree that your personal data (including any personally identifiable information) may be collected and stored by third parties located in the United States. Please see the “How Do We Use Particular Cookies?” section below for more information.

Regardless of your location, if you would like to manage the use of the cookies (except for strictly necessary cookies) or withdraw your consent, where applicable, you can click on the “Customize Cookies” button or use the Cookie Preference Center to turn those categories off or on, as well as to learn more about them.



What is a Cookie, How We Use Them & How Long They Stay.

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your web browser when you visit our websites. Cookies help us distinguish you from other visitors by allowing us to learn and remember your actions and preferences on our websites. In this way, cookies help us provide you with customized content and efficient navigation through our websites.

There are two broad categories of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie expires and disappears when you close your browser. A persistent cookie stays on your device for a pre-defined time period or until you manually delete it.

Morgan Lewis does not use web beacons, SDK, pixels, or similar tools that work together with cookies to recognize visitors or how they interact with content. If you block third-party cookies through the Cookie Preference Center, this will also disable any related web beacons, SDKs, pixels, or similar tools that third parties may set on your device.

Managing and Disabling Cookies.

You can manage or disable cookies at any time by adjusting your browser settings. Please refer to the settings menu of your browser for instructions on how to change your cookie preferences. If you choose to disable cookies, the Morgan Lewis website may not function properly, and certain content may not be available. While browsers vary, the following links may be helpful:

(a) Cookie settings in Edge

(b) Cookie settings in Firefox

(c) Cookie settings in Chrome

(d) Cookie settings in Safari on Mac and Safari on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

What Types of Cookies Do We Use?

We use four types of cookies on our websites: strictly necessary cookies; analytical/performance cookies; functionality cookies; and targeting/advertising cookies. Each cookie is described below.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are required for the operation of our website and cannot be switched off without impairing the functioning of our website. The cookies are set to respond to the actions you take, including navigating our website and using its basic features. These cookies do not store any Personal Data.

Analytical/Performance Cookies

These cookies provide statistical information, such as the number of visitors to our website in an aggregated and anonymized fashion and show how visitors navigate our website. This helps us improve the performance of our website. We may use third party analytic tools, such as Google Analytics, to help measure traffic and usage trends and to understand the demographics of our users.

Functionality Cookies

These cookies provide enhanced functionality and personalization on our website, such as remembering your preferences. They are set by the firm or by third party providers, such as Vimeo, whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, some or all of these services may not function properly. These cookies do not track your activity on other sites or store any Personal Data.

Targeting/Advertising Cookies

These cookies profile users or deliver ads across social networks. The social sharing tools that we use on our website include ShareThis, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter (also known as Social Media cookies). These platforms allow you to share our content with your friends and networks. These cookies do not directly identify you or store your Personal Data, but they can uniquely identify your browser and internet device; however, when you are logged into your accounts on other networks (i.e., Facebook, etc.), those platforms may collect data about your activities.  If you do not allow these cookies, you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools on our site.

First and Third-Party Cookies.

“First party cookies” are cookies that belong to Morgan Lewis and that Morgan Lewis places on your device. “Third-party cookies” are cookies set by a different domain or site, typically when you use a specific function of the site such as playing a video or sharing a page. You should review the third party’s website for more information about how they use cookies. Details of third parties that set cookies through Morgan Lewis websites may be found in the section below entitled “Cookies Used by Morgan Lewis.”

Analytics Cookies.

Our websites use Google Analytics to collect anonymized statistics to help us understand how site visitors use our sites and to continuously improve the user experience. Google Analytics is a web analysis service of Google LLC ("Google"). Information generated about your use of this website may be transferred to and stored in a Google server in the United States or otherwise outside of your jurisdiction.

Google’s web analytics services use cookies to monitor traffic levels, search queries, and site visits. Google Analytics will use this information to measure your activity on our website, compile statistical reports on overall content interaction activity, and provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

Morgan Lewis has activated the IP anonymization feature in Google Analytics, which will anonymize a visitor’s IP address (by masking the last octet) before it is stored. Google represents that IP-addresses for EU, Swiss and UK user traffic are not transferred outside of these jurisdictions. Further, we have configured Google Analytics to not share your data with any third-parties.

If you are located outside of the United States, the Google Analytics cookies are not activated unless you freely opt-in to the use of these cookies via the “Accept All Cookies” or “Customize Cookies” buttons in our banner You may opt-out of the Google Analytics cookies at any time by clicking the “Customize Cookies” button above.

Within the United States, you may opt-out of the Google Analytics cookies by customizing your cookie settings in the Cookie Preference Center by clicking the “Customize Cookies” button in our banner or above.

For more information about Google Analytics cookies, please see Google’s Privacy & Terms: https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies. If you would like to opt out of Google Analytics entirely, Google has developed an opt-out browser add-on that you can download and install for your web browser here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

How Do We Use Particular Cookies?

Morgan Lewis does not collect any Personal Data through our first party cookies, nor do we share any Personal Data with third parties. Information about the cookies we have used on our website over the last twelve months is available here.

For all other cookies that do collect Personal Data, the data processing is based on your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) and 7(1) GDPR).

MORGANLEWIS.COM

STRICTLY NECESSARY COOKIES

FIRST-PARTY COOKIES

Cookie name

Source

Purpose

Expiration

ASP.NET_SessionId

Morganlewis.com

This is a general purpose session cookie used to maintain an anonymized user session by the server. This cookie contains only a randomly generated session ID (e.g., ub4zu5v2fveixzadjbg5zcgj).

When browser closes

OptanonConsent

Morganlewis.com

This cookie is set by the cookie compliance solution from OneTrust, allowing the site to identify whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of cookies.

1 year

__RequestVerificationToken

Morganlewis.com

This session cookie is an anti-forgery token used with pages that contain forms. It sets an encrypted, randomly generated, unique verification token for each user session.

When browser closes

ml#lang

Morganlewis.com

This session cookie is used to store the last selected language as the user reads content in multiple languages and moves between pages on the site.

When browser closes

THIRD-PARTY COOKIES

Cookie name

Source

Purpose

Expiration

__cfduid

Onetrust.com

This cookie is associated with sites and services, such as OneTrust, that use CloudFlare to identify trusted web traffic, detect malicious visitors to customer websites, and minimize blocking legitimate users. Indirectly, this is set in websites that use the OneTrust cookie plugin.

1 year

ANALYTICAL/PERFORMANCE COOKIES

FIRST-PARTY COOKIES

Cookie name

Source

Purpose

Expiration

_ga

Morganlewis.com

Associated with Google Universal Analytics, this cookie is included in each page request in a site and is used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for analytics reports. It stores a randomly generated number as a user identifier, which is used to distinguish unique users (e.g.: GA1.2.2073964852.1543828310).

2 years

_gid

Morganlewis.com

Associated with Google Universal Analytics, this cookie stores and updates a unique value for each page visited. It is used to group user behavior together for each user.

24 hours

_gat

Morganlewis.com

This cookie is used by Google Analytics to limit or throttle the number of requests that have to be made to increase efficiency of network calls. It does not store any user information. Typically, the cookie only includes a “1”.

10 min

SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL_COOKIE

Morganlewis.com

This cookie is used by Sitecore’s analytics to identify repeat visits from a single user. It stores a randomly generated identifier that is used to distinguish unique users. It is also used to assist with page-level personalization.

1 year

SC_ANALYTICS_SESSION_COOKIE

Morganlewis.com

This session cookie is used to identify a sequence of HTTP requests from a single user in an anonymized user session. It expires when you close your browser. The cookie stores a randomly generated identifier that is used to distinguish unique users.

When browser closes

isInternal

Morganlewis.com

This session cookie is created using Google Tag Manager to identify and segment internal (Morgan Lewis) traffic from external traffic in order to filter out internal traffic in analytic reports.

When browser closes

THIRD-PARTY COOKIES

Cookie name

Source

Purpose

Expiration

_cf_bm

Cloudflare.com

This cookie is associated with sites and services that use CloudFlare to identify trusted web traffic, detect malicious visitors to customer websites, and minimize blocking legitimate users.

1 year

 

 

 

FUNCTIONALITY COOKIES

FIRST-PARTY COOKIES

Cookie name

Source

Purpose

Expiration

ML_AccG_{GUID}

Morganlewis.com

This cookie allows access to protected content such as publications that may be offered during marketing campaigns or events. Each item uses a separate cookie, with the GUID (the item’s encrypted ID) as part of the cookie name.

Varies

CycleProtectionManager

Morganlewis.com

This session cookie prevents cyclical redirects on the server.

When browser closes

THIRD-PARTY COOKIES

Cookie name

Source

Purpose

Expiration

vuid

Vimeo.com

This cookie is triggered when playing an embedded Vimeo video on a specific page. It is used by Vimeo to enhance the video player experience.

2 years

__cfduid

Maxmind.com

This cookie is associated with sites and services such as Maxmind that use CloudFlare to identify trusted web traffic, detect malicious visitors to customer websites, and minimize blocking legitimate users. Indirectly, this cookie is set in websites that use Maxmind’s products; Morganlewis.com uses Maxmind’s geolocation feature to identify the nearest office to the user and display it on the Location page.

1 year

TARGETING/ADVERTISING COOKIES

THIRD-PARTY COOKIES

Cookie name

Source

Purpose

Expiration

_stid

Sharethis.com

This cookie contains a unique identifier that ShareThis uses to track the content you view and share. If you are in the US, this data can be shared with ShareThis’ advertising partners.

1 year

__unam

Sharethis.com

This cookie from ShareThis is used to define user sessions on websites associated with the ShareThis social sharing widget, which enables sharing of content across various social networks. From this cookie, the tool generates analytical data such as clicks and shares of a page.

6 months

contently_insights_user

Sharethis.com

This cookie from ShareThis is used to define user sessions on websites associated with the ShareThis social sharing widget, which enables sharing of content across various social networks. From this cookie, the tool generates analytical data such as clicks and shares of a page.

3 months

fundstudio.morganlewis.com

STRICTLY NECESSARY COOKIES

FIRST-PARTY COOKIES

Cookie name

Source

Purpose

Expiration

ASP.NET_SessionId

fundstudio.morganlewis.com

A session cookie used by sites written with Microsoft.NET based technologies. Typically maintains an anonymized user session by the server. Contains only a randomly generated session ID (e.g., ub4zu5v2fveixzadjbg5zcgj).

When browser closes

__cfduid

fundstudio.morganlewis.com

This cookie is associated with CloudFlare, which is used by many sites and services to identify trusted web traffic, detect malicious visitors to customer websites, and minimize blocking legitimate users.

1 year

OptanonConsent

fundstudio.morganlewis.com

This cookie is set by the cookie compliance solution from OneTrust, allowing the site to identify whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of cookies. It contains no Personal Data.

1 month

OptanonAlertBoxClosed

fundstudio.morganlewis.com

This cookie is set by the cookie compliance solution from OneTrust, allowing the site to identify whether the user has closed the banner. It contains no Personal Data.

1 month

osVisitor

fundstudio.morganlewis.com

This cookie ensures that a site visitor has logged in before they can access secure material.

1 month

Users.sid

 

fundstudio.morganlewis.com

This cookie allows the site to connect multiple requests from a user into a single, coordinated session.

When browser closes

ANALYTICAL/PERFORMANCE COOKIES

FIRST-PARTY COOKIES

Cookie name

Source

Purpose

Expiration

osVisit

fundstudio.morganlewis.com

This cookie calculates visitor and session data for analytics reports.

1 month

FUNCTIONALITY COOKIES

FIRST-PARTY COOKIES

Cookie name

Source

Purpose

Expiration

pageLoadedFromBrowserCache

fundstudio.morganlewis.com

This session cookie is used load pages faster.

When browser closes

DIGITAL.MORGANLEWIS.COM

STRICTLY NECESSARY COOKIES

FIRST-PARTY COOKIES

Cookie name

Source

Purpose

Expiration

ASP.NET_SessionId

digital.morganlewis.com

A session cookie used by sites written with Microsoft.NET based technologies. Typically maintains an anonymized user session by the server. Contains only a randomly generated session ID (e.g., ub4zu5v2fveixzadjbg5zcgj).

When browser closes

__cfduid

digital.morganlewis.com

This cookie is associated with CloudFlare, which is used by many sites and services to identify trusted web traffic, detect malicious visitors to customer websites, and minimize blocking legitimate users.

1 year

OptanonConsent

digital.morganlewis.com

This cookie is set by the cookie compliance solution from OneTrust, allowing the site to identify whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of cookies. It contains no Personal Data.

1 month

OptanonAlertBoxClosed

digital.morganlewis.com

This cookie is set by the cookie compliance solution from OneTrust, allowing the site to identify whether the user has closed the banner. It contains no Personal Data.

1 month

osVisitor

digital.morganlewis.com

This cookie ensures that a site visitor has logged in before they can access secure material.

1 month

Users.sid

 

digital.morganlewis.com

This cookie allows the site to connect multiple requests from a user into a single, coordinated session.

When browser closes

STRICTLY NECESSARY COOKIES

ANALYTIC/PERFORMANCE COOKIES

Cookie name

Source

Purpose

Expiration

osVisit

digital.morganlewis.com

This cookie calculates visitor and session data for analytics reports.

1 month

FUNCTIONALITY NECESSARY COOKIES

FIRST-PARTY COOKIES

Cookie name

Source

Purpose

Expiration

pageLoadedFromBrowserCache

digital.morganlewis.com

This session cookie is used load pages faster.

When browser closes