What is in a cookie?
Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’).
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember your online preferences.
If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.
The MedMedia website uses Google Analytics which is a cookie that collects information about how visitors use the MedMedia website, such as how they move around the site, when they are using it, how they are accessing the website, and what content users are most interested in. This helps us to compile reports for donors, and improves the service of the MedMedia website.
Information we may collect from you
The MedMedia website can be used freely without the need to register or provide any personal details.
If however, you wish to contact the MedMedia website administrators, you will need to complete a ‘Contact Form’ located on the website and submit certain personal details being your name, email address and telephone number. The website administrators will hold such personal details on behalf of the European Union, which has funded and own the website, for the purpose of responding to enquiries only. We do not pass on any personal details to third parties or transferred outside of the European Economic Area, and all personal information collected will be stored securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Notwithstanding this, users contacting the site administrators do so at their own discretion and provide personal details at their own risk.