Cookie Policy

When you access our website, we will use cookies. Cookies are tiny text files that identify your computer to us.
This helps us personalise our website to your best interests. Without cookies we wouldn't be able to recognise you,
make recommendations, or allow you to automatically update previously added information.
Cookies cannot read any other information that may be stored on your hard drive or access any other information about you or people who may use your computer.
Only MEPC can access the information provided by these cookies. Please see our cookie policy for further information. View our cookie policy.

Cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files stored in your browser which are used by the vast majority of websites for a variety of reasons, such as personalising your experience and recording how you use the website to help with future improvements.

During your visit to this website, you will automatically download these files to your device. The cookies we use do not identify you personally, only the device you are using and are only active when you are on our website. The cookies our website uses do not collect any sensitive information such as your name, address, email address or any other contact details.

How we use cookies

  1. To analyse the use of our website through Analytics software such as Google Analytics;
  2. Any other e.g. obtain information about your preferences, online movements and use of the internet; and
  3. Carry out research and statistical analysis to help improve our content and services and to help us better understand our visitor and customer requirements and interests.

Use of cookies

Below is a list of cookies deployed on this website and what they do.

Cookie name Description
ASP.NET_SessionId This cookie is necessary for the site to work and is set even if you do not accept our cookies. It contains no personal information.
__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz,
__utmt
These are deployed by our Google Analytics. They collect information such as the pages you visit, the length of time you spend on the site and what browser you are using. This information helps us improve and optimise the site in the future.
site-privacy This cookie remembers that you have accepted cookies from our website so you are no longer presented with the header bar prompt.
uit, uvc, ssc, ssh, sshs, bt, di, dt

AddThis uses these cookies for things such as tracking how often the share functionality is used and which services are chosen. You must accept cookies for this functionality to work.

 

How do I disable cookies?

  1. You were given the opportunity to consent to our using cookies as you entered our site (to get this far, you have already either consented or opted out of their use).
  2. If you opted out then we have switched off all of them except our functional cookies which are needed to make the site run correctly. However, if you wish to do so, you can change your browser settings to reject cookies. As the means by which you can do this varies from browser to browser, please visit your web browser’s “Help” menu for further details. Please note that, should you choose to refuse cookies, this might impair some of the functionality of our website.
  3. You may also restrict or block the cookies which are set on our, or indeed any other, website through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how.
  4. Alternatively, you may wish to visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies.

Links to other websites

This cookie policy does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

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