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

These cookies are anonymous, and where we do ask for data that can identify you personally, for example when making a donation, this is kept securely within the MS Society – see our privacy policy for more information on how we store data.

Registration cookies

When you register a profile with us, we will use cookies to signal whether you are logged in. Our online shop also uses cookies to remember your login status.

Online transactions

When you choose to support the MS Society through donation or online shopping, we use cookies to track your transaction and keep your details safe.

To securely handle donations, we employ the third party systems Blackbaud Net Community and Paypal, which operates an independent privacy policy.


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.

Details on Google Analytics can be found in Google's privacy policy.


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.


Disabling cookies

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.

To find out more about settings in your browser, check your browser's Help menu or the instructions below for:

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