What are Cookies?

Cookies are messages that web servers pass to your web browser when you visit internet sites. Your browser stores each message in a small file, called cookie.txt. When you request another page from the server, your browser sends the cookie back to the server. These files typically contain information about your visit to the web page, as well as any information you've volunteered, such as your name.

Since 26 May 2011, the law states that cookies on websites can only be used with your specific consent. The following information is intended to provide our users with honest and clear information about your privacy when you visit the MCS Creative website.

Examples of cookies

Cookies are most commonly used to track website activity - gathering information about which web pages are used the most and which pages are attracting repeat hits.

Cookies are also used for online shopping to record any personal information you enter, as well as any items in your electronic shopping cart, so that you don't need to re-enter this information each time you visit the site.

Servers can use cookies to provide personalised web pages. When you select preferences at a site that uses this option, the server places the information in a cookie. When you return, the server uses the information in the cookie to create a customised page for you.

Security concerns

Only the website that creates a cookie can read it, so other servers do not have access to your information. Additionally, web servers can use only information that you provide or choices that you make while visiting the web site as content in cookies. Accepting a cookie does not give a server access to your computer or any of your personal information (except for any information that you may have purposely given, as with online shopping).

How MCS Creative uses cookies

We use IP Address tracking technology to help us analyse data about which pages are being used so we can make sure we are tailoring our website to the needs and interests of our audience.

How to control the use of cookies

If you do not wish to accept cookies simply modify your browser (Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari etc) so that it will not accept them. However, you should be aware that many websites will not function properly (or at all). Alternatively, it may be possible to set your browser to ask for your consent to accept cookies before one is about to be added. This will, of course, slow down your browsing experience.