What are cookies?
Cookies are pieces of data created when you visit a website and are stored in the cookies directory of your computer.
Most of our cookies are essential to support site functions and display, for example:
- remembering your site settings and accessibility preferences
- supporting some of the content we use on the site, like fonts, video and interactive elements
- enabling you to log in securely and make online transactions
Every time you visit our website, a cookie is generated by Google Analytics which provides anonymous statistical data. This helps us track things like the number of visitors, how often they visit, and which pages are the most popular, so that we can improve our site experience.
Third party cookies
Third party cookies are used to display videos on our site through Youtube, and to allow the use of social sharing functions.
Most cookies from these networks can be blocked using your browser controls - more information on this is given below. Another easy way to opt out of cookies when sharing is by clicking ‘do not track’ in the Sharethis dropdown.
You can change your internet browser controls to block certain cookies, or notify you when one is set.
However, if you choose to disable all cookies please note that some functions of this MS Society site may not work as intended – for example, you will not be able to log in correctly and may not be able to use our online shopping or donation functions.
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