What Are Cookies and Why We Use Them

1.1 What are cookies?

Cookies are widely used on websites to ensure the most efficient and secure user experience possible. Cookies are small, text files that are downloaded on to your personal device when you access a website and stored by your browser. They allow the website to recognize the user’s device and store some data about the user’s preferences or past actions.

Cookies usually also have an expiration date. For example, some cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser (session cookies), while others can be stored longer on your computer, sometimes until you delete them manually (persistent cookies). This site utilizes both session and persistent cookies to provide a consistent, streamlined user experience.

1.2 Why do we use cookies?

Kobre & Kim LLP has several purposes for the cookies used on this site, which are listed below. We utilize cookies produced by trusted, commonly used third-party vendors to help us provide an optimal user experience.

The cookies we use fall into four categories:

  1. Strictly Necessary Cookies: Strictly necessary cookies are utilized on this website in order to enable basic functionality. This includes page navigation, access to secure areas of the website and the search function. This website cannot function optimally without these cookies, and therefore we enable them without your consent.

  2. Functional Cookies: Functional cookies allow a website to remember user preferences that can change the way the site behaves or looks, such as the region the user is in or the language. This helps it function in accordance to user preferences.

  3. Performance Cookies: Performance cookies help website owners understand visitor interactions with websites by collecting and reporting data anonymously. This ensures website owners can learn from the statistics produced from user interaction and develop a better performing website. 

  4. Targeting Cookies: Targeting cookies are used to track visitors across websites. They allow the provider of the cookie to identify trends and patterns in user web behavior to inform their advertisements or products and make them more relevant to a user.