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What are Cookies?
A Cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer or device. Each Cookie is unique to your web browser and contains an anonymous identifier so that a website can recognise you when you return using the same browser.
Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (‘1st Party Cookies’) or they may be set by a 3rd party plugin / module or software used by the site you are viewing (‘3rd Party Cookies’).
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
Cookies Used by the MBC Website
We use a combination of session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) so that we can monitor visitor usage levels, help improve site performance and to enhance your user experience.
We work with carefully selected suppliers for any 3rd party Cookies used on this website. These enable certain features to improve your user experience such as our Live Sales Chat and content sharing through social networking sites.
We have tried to ensure that our customers have full visibility of all Cookies used on this site. In order to help you recognise which Cookies may be placed on your browser when you visit this site we have compiled a list below. This list outlines the details of each Cookie, their name, the provider, party / type and their specific purpose.
We have tried to include all Cookies that you may encounter when visiting this site. If you notice a discrepancy or think a Cookie is missing, then please let us know by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
|CookieConsent||mbc-comms.co.uk||HTTP||1 year||Stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain|
|JSESSIONID||cp.voicehost.co.uk||HTTP||Session||Preserves user states across page requests when accessing our VoIP portal|
Google Analytics Cookies
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use and access this website. This information is used to compile reports to help us improve the site performance and your user experience.
Google Analytics uses 1st Party Cookies to report on visitor interactions. These Cookies collect anonymous information about visitors such as: number of visitors, new or returning visitors, referring sites and pages they have visited.
These Cookies are specific to the www.mbc-comms.co.uk domain and cannot be accessed from any other domain. Information collected is only used by MBC to monitor your activity on this website and is not shared with Google are any other 3rd party’s.
Google Analytics uses up the Cookies detailed below:
|_ga||Google Tag Manager||1st Party Persistent Cookie||2 years||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.|
|_gat||Google Analytics||1st Party Session Cookie||1 minute||Used by Google Analytics to throttle the request rate|
|_gid||Google Tag Manager||1st Party Session Cookie||24 hours||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.|
|collect||Google Analytics||1st Party Session Cookie||1 year||Used to send data to google analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.|
For further information about Google Analytics cookies please click here
Google Adwords/DoubleClick Cookies
We use Google AdWords and remarketing from time to time to advertise our services. In order to improve the targeting and success of this advertising we collect information about how these visitors use our website. This allows us to make better use of our paid search budget.
Adwords and doubleclick cookies we use are listed below.
|NID||google.com||1st Party Session Cookie||6 months||Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is for targeted ads|
|IDE||doubleclick.net||1st Party Session Cookie||1 year||Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.|
|Test_cookie||doubleclick.net||1st Party Session Cookie||Session||Used to check if users browser supports cookies|
Our website is a content managed system utilising the open source platform WordPress. Cookies are used when posting comments in our news blog section. Three commentator Cookies are used to remember your details when you post a comment about any of our news stories. These are purely for convenience so that you do not need to re-type your information when you want to leave another comment.
|comment_author comment_author_email comment_author_url||WordPress||1st Party Persistent Cookie||1 year from set/update||When you write a comment, three cookies are set which remember your details and make it easier to post future comments.|
For more information about WordPress cookies please click here
Other Marketing Cookies
Additional marketing cookies are also used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third-party advertisers. Other 3rd party marketing cookies used on this website include:
|TDCPM||adsrver.org||HTTP Cookie||1 year||Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads.|
|TDID||adsrver.org||HTTP Cookie||1 year||Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads.|
We use Olark for our live sales chat tool to communicate in real time with visitors whilst on our website. In order to remember details between visits we collect the following 3rd party cookies.
|_ok, _okac, _okbk, _okck, _okdetect, _okgid, _okla, _oklv, hblid, olfsk, wcsid||Olark||These cookies are used for our live chat functionality to collect your IP address, geographical location, your browser and device, pages you’ve visited on our site, your name, email and website and any chat history you’ve had with us. This information is for our sole use only and is not shared with any 3rd parties.|
For more information about Olark cookies please click here
We use the AddThis tool for our news and blog posts which enables website visitors to share content across the internet. Content can be bookmarked and shared through various social networking sites such as facebook, twitter, google+, Linkedin, Pininterest etc and for email and print sharing by clicking on the share icons below each story.
We use the AddThis entirely out of convenience for our website visitors. Using AddThis means your visit will be tagged with 3rd party browser cookies which use a technical identifier to track the content you view, the sharing service you use and the webpages you then visit. This is done in a way which does not personally identify you.
AddThis collects the following 3rd party cookies:
|_at.hist.#, _atuvs, _at.cww, at-lojson-cache-#, at-rand, bt2, di2, loc, mus, ouid, sess, SEUNCY, TapAd_DID, TapAd_TS, uid, uuid2, uvc, vc, xtc||AddThis||These are session and persistent cookies used by our AddThis widget to allow users to share content from our news / blog across social media sites. These collect detailed statistics on usage history, trends and counts of social media shares, geolocation of users, types of devices used and user history of websites visited.|
For more information about AddThis, please click here
Other 3rd Party Cookies
In addition to the above cookies, the following sites may set their own cookies whilst browsing our site.
These cookies will generally only be set if you are signed in to (or have been signed into) a matching account and are generally linked to the use of the Social Media ‘like’ buttons embedded on our site and many others throughout the web. The use of these cookies is likely to have been detailed in each of the platform’s Terms and Conditions or Privacy Policies.
For further information please see privacy policies below:
How to Control and Delete Cookies
Although Cookies are used on almost every website on the internet, some users do not like the idea of this information being stored on their computer or device.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
As a rule, Cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, if you wish to delete or block them from being used in the future, then you can do so via your internet browser settings. Each browser allows you to restrict or block Cookies in different ways, so we recommend that you visit your browsers Help section to learn how to set your preferences.
For further information about how to manage cookies on popular browsers see below:
For other browsers, please visit the developer’s website.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
We also recommend that you visit the independent website AboutCookies.org which explains your options for controlling and deleting Cookies and offers guidance for all modern browsers.
Please note – by preventing Cookies from being used on this website, you may experience reduced functionality.
Further Information About Cookies
To learn more about Cookies and how to manage them – please see the following websites: