What is a cookie and how we use cookies

A cookie is a small text file that our web site places on your computer (with your consent) to store information and to help websites remember things about you. We use cookies to improve our users’ experience, to determine which features and pages are more popular, and to keep our services secure. Different types of cookies and their associated functionality and purpose are explained below:

Type of Cookie

Why we use these cookies


We use “Google Analytics” cookies to help us analyze how visitors use our website and to improve our services. These cookies help us know more about which features are most popular (more traffic) with our users, and which need improvement.


We use these cookies to make advertisements more relevant to our users, and to track efficiency of advertising initiatives.


We use these cookies to identify how you interact with our pages and services to help us improve them.


We use these cookies to remember your setting and preferences, for e.g. language.


We use cookies to help prevent security risks.

Social Sharing

We use social media widgets or buttons that place cookies on your device to provide you with functionality to share content from our web site pages to social media websites and email.

Third party tools (cookies) we use to collect online visitor behavior information

Note: to disable cookies, go to your web browser (Chrome, Safari, Firefox etc.) and follow the instructions

Act-On – tracking beacon that works by placing a cookie on your browser. Refer to the following for more information and how you can disable this tracking tool: https://university.act-on.com/Product_Features/System_Overview/Tracking_and_Cookies_Overview

Google Analytics – We use “Google Analytics” cookies to help us analyze how visitors use our website and to improve our services. Refer to the following to learn more about these cookies and how to disable: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
To opt-out of Google Analytics, go to: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Yoast Search Engine Optimization (SEO) (website plugin to increase visitors)– to learn more about these cookies and the website collected, refer to https://yoast.com/privacy-policy/

WordPress Multi-Lingual Plugin (WPML) – Cookies are used for this translation plug-in. To understand what cookies are stored by WPML and functionality, refer to: https://wpml.org/documentation/support/browser-cookies-stored-wpml/

Expert file – to learn more about how this tool uses cookies to track site usage, refer to the following: https://expertfile.com/cookies

Social Media Sharing Links – To make it easier for your to share our website content on social media such as Twitter, Facebook, etc.

LinkedIn – These are tags or code used to track website visitors and help us to conduct reporting on our LI initiatives. For more information refer to the following: https://www.linkedin.com/help/lms/answer/65521/the-linkedin-insight-tag-overview?lang=en

Your choices

You may choose to restrict the use of cookies or block (disable) cookies entirely however this may impact the availability and functionality of our website pages.

To limit or block the usage of cookies, you need to go to your browser for instructions on how to manage cookies.

How to contact us

Questions, concerns, or complaints regarding Welch LLP’s Cookie Policy or data collection and privacy practices may be directed to Welch LLP’s Privacy Officer by emailing PRIVACYOFFICER@welchllp.com or contacting (613) 236-9191 or writing to:

Privacy Officer
Welch LLP
123 Slater Street, Suite 300
Ottawa, ON K1P 5H2