If you do not consent to the Cookies used on this website, you must disable them or refrain from using this site.
Further information about Cookies, the ones used on www.mbc-comms.co.uk and how to remove or disable them is detailed below.
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’).
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 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
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 to 5 Cookies as detailed below:
|_utma||Google Analytics||1st Party Persistent Cookie||2 years from last update||This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to the website. This is written the first time a user visits the site and is updated with each visit. If deleted a new unique cookie will be written during the next visit.|
|_utmb||Google Analytics||1st Party Persistent Cookie||30 mins after the last update/visitor inactivity||This is used to establish and to continue a user session on the site. Each time a user visits a different page on the site the cookie is updated.
If you have deleted this cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established each time you visit.
|_utmc||Google Analytics||1st Party Session Cookie||Expires on exit of session||This cookie is operated in conjunction with the _utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user and expires when exiting the site.|
|_utmz||Google Analytics||1st Party Persistent Cookie||6 months from set/update||This cookie stores the referral type used by the visitor to reach the website, whether via a direct method, referring link, site search, or campaign such as adwords or an email link.
It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within the site. The cookie is updated with each page view on the site.
|_utmv||Google Analytics||1st Party Persistent Cookie||2 years from set/update||This cookie is used to analyse custom user segments and is used for displaying custom statistical information in google analytics on site visitor trends and usage patterns.|
For further information about Google Analytics cookies please click here
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
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.
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.
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
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