This website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on user’s computer by the websites they use. These files can be read by website servers and can be used to help identify users when they return to a website.

Our policy is not to create cookies that allow us to individually identify or isolate our users. We do not store personal data that is gathered by cookies.

We have one cookie that is used for functional reasons which is necessary for the site to work and set by our content management system, this only lasts for the length of your visit.

We use two cookies for improving the security of our site and helping protect it from malicious activity such as distributed denial of service and repeated fraudulent log in attempts.

The other cookies we use are ‘analytical’ cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they’re using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by making sure users are finding what they need easily. If you do not disable them but continue to use our site we will take this as your consent to the use of those cookies.

Our website uses some additional cookies for logged in users. These cookie enhance the experience by allowing the site to recognise users. This is based on hashed and encrypted user IDs and does not provide us with personal data that allows us to identify our users or their preferences.

In some instances we use third party services to facilitate functionality such as videos, which are not controlled by EM LawShare. If you would like to find out more about cookies stored by these services, please visit the third party’s website.

Read more about the individual analytical cookies we use and how to recognise them below:


Cookies for all visitors to the site





Reference for the current PHP session.

At the end of the session


This cookie is used to identify your repeat visits from and informs our Google analytics data.

2 years


This cookie allows us to identify single users over the course of a session and informs our Google analytics data.

24 hours


This cookie allows us to identify single users over the course of a session and informs our Google analytics data.

24 hrs (or as long as the cookie persists)


Used by BuddyPress (WordPress plugin) to determine the current activity page, and the next page that should be loaded.

Expires when the session closes


Remembers whether you have given permission to store cookies or not.

1 year

wfvt_{Site ID}

Wordfence Cookie (WordPress plugin) to group your session activity.

Expires when the session closes


Wordfence Cookie (WordPress plugin) used to verify if you are a bot or human.

30 days


Cookies for visitors logged in WordPress users (all account types)




wp-settings-{User ID}

Used by WordPress to customise your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.

2 days

wp-settings-time-{User ID}

Used by WordPress to customise your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.

2 days

wordpress_logged_in_{ID as a hash value}

Used by WordPress. Indicates when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use.

2 days

wordpress_sec_{ID as a hash value}

Used by WordPress for logged in user ID, for SSL sessions only.

2 days


Used by WordPress to check whether cookies are enabled.

2 days

wordpress_{ID as a hash value}

Used by WordPress to store authentication details. Used in the administrator area only.

2 days

Blocking cookies

You should note that if you choose to disable cookies, you may not be able to access all or parts of the services on this site.

We provide a simple interactive tool that allows users to manage cookies on our website. You are able to opt of cookies by clicking the purple triangle in the bottom left hand corner or the site and then selecting information and setting is the dialogue box that appears. From here you can either select to turn cookies off or agree to their use by clicking either of the boxes provided.

All browsers permit that you reject and/or delete cookies either one at a time or all at once. The procedure for this depends on the browser you use. For your information, we have inserted a link which explains how to delete cookies on the most common used browsers below. Please note that where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources:


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