Cookies that we use

We may use cookies for the following purposes:

  • authentication – we use cookies to identify you when you visit the site and as you navigate the site
  • status – we use cookies to help us to determine if you are logged into the site
  • security – we use cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our site and services generally
  • analysis – we use cookies to help us to analyse the use and performance of the site
  • cookie consent – we use cookies to store your preferences in relation to the use of cookies more generally.

Cookies used by our service providers

We collect various cookies on mhs.org.uk to provide information to power Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, Google Translate and Facebook Pixel.

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site and we use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site.

The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

These third parties may use cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies to collect or receive information from your website and elsewhere on the internet and use that information to provide measurement services and target ads.

You can opt-out of the collection and use of information for ad targeting at About Ads.

Hotjar

We use Hotjar in order to better understand our users’ needs and to optimize this service and experience. Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on our users’ behaviour and their devices. Neither Hotjar nor we will ever use this information to identify individual users or to match it with further data on an individual user.

My Account

The cookie used by this service only exists until your browser window is closed. After this, the cookie is removed and when you return to the website a new one is issued for that connection only.

No personal data is stored through the use of this cookie.

Google provides a Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on tool which allows you to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites.

To opt out of being tracked by advertising tracking cookies, use AddThis.

Managing cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

If you block cookies, you may not be able to use all the features on our site.