What Are Cookies?
A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is a piece of data stored by a website within a browser, and then subsequently sent back to the same website by the browser. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember things that browsers had done there in the past, which can include having clicked particular buttons, logging in, or having read pages on that site months or years ago.
- Keeping you signed in and remembering certain information, so you do not have to repeatedly enter the same details
- Understand and measure how you use our website so we can continually improve how information is provided
- Auditable activity (in addition, please see the Third-Party Cookies section below)
What types of cookies do we use?
The site options allow for a selection of basic site functionality, which is necessary for the site to work correctly and for ease of log-in, or (optional) improved site functionality, which helps MWDH understand how the site is used and to make improvements.
There are a number of different types of cookies, however, our website uses
- Forms related cookies – when you submit data through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.
A mix of first-party and third-party cookies are used.
How to manage your cookies
You can set your browser not to accept or delete cookies (see your specific Browser Help for how to do this). However, in many cases, removal may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of functionality. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are unsure whether you need them, in case they are used to provide a service that you use. For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.
- This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
- From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features, these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.
- If you have selected the optional improved site functionality, to help us make the products better, and provided your consent and taken clear positive action to accept additional tracking, additional third-party cookies such as Facebook may be applied.
If you are unsure whether you need cookies or not it’s usually safer to leave them enabled in case it does interact with one of the features, you use on our site. This Cookies Policy was created with the help of the GDPR Cookies Policy Generator.