Cookie is a name for a small file, usually of letters and numbers, which is downloaded onto your device via your browser when you visit a website.
They allow websites recognise your device, so that the sites can work more effectively, and also gather information about how you use the site. A cookie, by itself, cannot be used to identify you.
The types of cookies we use
We use the categorisation set out by the International Chamber of Commerce in their UK Cookie Guide.
We use all four categories of cookies:
Required cookies are essential for you to move around our website and to use its features, like our shopping cart.
Performance cookies collect anonymous information about how you use our site, like which pages are visited the most.
Functionality cookies collect anonymous information that remember choices you make to improve your experience, like your text size or location. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog.
Targeting or advertising cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests. As such if you visit the Mid and North East Essex Mind website you may then be more likely to see adverts about our charity’s work on other websites as your browsing suggests that this is an area of interest.
We don’t share or sell sensitive personal information that could directly identify an individual. We only share information about pages that devices have visited, for example the URL.
No cookies, please
If you would like to change your preferences or opt out of cookies, please visit your browser settings and you will be shown the option to clear browser history, cookies and cache.
You can also permanently change your browser settings to either allow all cookies, block all cookies or only block third-party cookies.
Once you have done this, the next time you visit our site you will see our cookie pop banner where you will be able to specify your preferences.