How we use ‘Cookies’ at MCS
MCS uses sessions to store data on our server, which are individually identifiable. This means that a cookie will be stored on your device and will expire once your visit to the MCS website has ended.
We tracks visitors to and on our website by using referrer tracking and, in addition to our own cookies, we also use third party cookies for the purpose of analytical reporting and to build a profile of our website visitors. We also use click through and open mail tracking when sending emails, this process gives MCS the ability to tailor future email communications.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Types of Cookies used
Strictly necessary Cookies
These cookies are necessary for our website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in to your account or filling in forms.
You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site may not work if they are switched off.
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site.
All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore pseudonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages.
If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.
These cookies may be set through our site by third party providers. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites.
They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
Cookies in use on the MCSUK website
|_ga||.mcsuk.org||Persistent||2 years||Google Analytics (individual user ID)|
|_gat_gtag_UA||.mcsuk.org||Persistent||1 minute||Google Analytics (tracks user’s page activity on MCS website)|
|_gid||.mcsuk.org||Persistent||1 day||Google Analytics (individual user ID)|
|PHPSESSID||.mcsuk.org||Session||Until browser is closed||Website Individual session ID (required for functionality)|
|_pk_id||.mcsuk.org||Persistent||13 months||MCS’ internal analytics (individual user ID)|
|_pk_ses||.mcsuk.org||Persistent||45 minutes||MCS’ internal analytics (individual session ID)|
|mcs_user_ authentication||.mcsuk.org||Persistent||1 year||Website authentication cookie (required for “remember me” functionality)|
|mcsuk-a3||.mcsuk.org||Persistent||Until 01:00, 24 May 2018||User’s Google Analytics opt-in preference|
|Lang||.cdn.syndication. twimg.com||Remembers the user’s selected language version on a website|
|PREF||.youtube.com||Persistent||10 months||Used by YouTube (Google) for storing user preferences and other unspecified purposes|
|VISITOR_ INFO1_LIVE||.youtube.com||Persistent||10 months||Used by YouTube (Google) for storing user preferences and other unspecified purposes|
|YSC||.youtube.com||Session||Until browser is closed||Used by YouTube (Google) for storing user preferences and other unspecified purposes|
|dpr||.facebook.com||Persistent||Never||Individual user identification for the “Like” and “Share” buttons across the MCS website|
|fr||.facebook.com||Persistent||3 months||Individual user identification for the “Like” and “Share” buttons across the MCS website|
What to do if you would like to opt out of cookies …
Please click here to be removed from future cookies on this device.
Actions you can take
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