MAIB Cookie Policy
 
When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable.

Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast
  • enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task

You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them through Internet browser cookies - what they are and how to manage them.

 
Cookies for improving service
 
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it is meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better.
 
Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (eg your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.
 
The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:
 
Name: _utma
 
Purpose: Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage, eg website statistics. This to ensure that the service is available when you want it and fast
 
Typical content: randomly generated number
 
Expires: 2 years
 
Further information: Google Analytics
 
 
Name: _utmb
 
Purpose: Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage, eg website statistics. This to ensure that the service is available when you want it and fast
 
Typical content: randomly generated number
 
Expires: 30 minutes
 
Further information: Google Analytics
 
 
Name: _utmc
 
Purpose: Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage, eg website statistics. This to ensure that the service is available when you want it and fast
 
Typical content: randomly generated number
 
Expires: when user exits browser
 
Further information: Google Analytics
 
 
Name: _utmz
 
Purpose: Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage, eg website statistics. This to ensure that the service is available when you want it and fast
 
Typical content: randomly generated number + info on how the site was reached (e.g. directly or via a link, organic search or paid search)
 
Expires: 6 months
 
Further information  Google Analytics
 
 
Name: _utmv
 
Purpose: Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage, eg website statistics. This to ensure that the service is available when you want it and fast
 
Typical content: randomly generated number
 
Expires: 2 years
 
Further information: Google Analytics
 
 
Name: _utmx
 
Purpose: Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage, eg website statistics. This to ensure that the service is available when you want it and fast
 
Typical content: randomly generated number
 
Expires: 2 years
 
Further information: Google Analytics

 
User identifiers
 
To use client, user and session variables, the site must be able to identify the user. It normally does so by setting the following two cookie values on the user’s system:
 
NameCFID: A sequential user identifier.
 
Expires: when user exits browser
 
Further information: Adobe
 
 
NameCFToken: A random-number user security token.
 
Expires: when user exits browser
 
Further information: Adobe
 
 
These two cookies function in unison.
 
 
How to control and delete cookies
 
We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you.
 
However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our website, or indeed any other website, 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 browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.
 
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.
 
If you wish to view your cookie code, just click on a cookie to open it. You'll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie.
 
For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.
 
To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data regarding your interaction on our website, please refer to their websites for further information.