What are cookies?

A Cookie is a piece of data that websites transfer on to your computer or device. This allows the website to recognise a user’s device. They can improve your experience by remembering your preferences and they help us to understand how people use our website.

We use our own cookies to recognise your computer when it revisits our website. We also use third party cookies that can be used to recognise your computer or device when you visit other websites, providing analytics or to provide adverts more relevant to your interests.

Cookies may be either 'session cookies' or 'persistent cookies'. Session cookies are temporary and only exist until you close the browser you are using to access the website. Persistent cookies remain in your cookie file after you have visited our website. These cookies help us identify you when you return to our site.

What do we use cookies for?

We use a range of categories of cookie.

  1. Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential for the user to move around the website and use its features such as shopping baskets, making a donation or payment or completing an online form. These cookies are not used for marketing purposes.
  2. Performance cookies: These cookies collect information about how visitors use the website, such as the most popular pages, so we can improve how the website functions.
  3. Functionality cookies: These cookies allow the website to remember choices users make, for example, to view the site with a larger font size or without images for improved accessibility or to provide users with content relevant to your location.
  4. Targeting or advertising cookies: These cookies allow users to receive more relevant adverts based on browsing habits and interests. These may be used to choose and display advertisements on our website, other websites and on social media sites, e.g. Facebook.

The information we collect

Depending on how you use the website, we may collect some or all of the information available through cookies. You can choose to use our website without giving us any information by disabling cookies.  Please see below for guidance on how to do this.  

When using our website, we may use cookies to gather information about:

  • how you found our website (e.g. a search engine or a link);
  • if you have been to the website before;
  • the pages you visit and how much time you spend on them;
  • your country, region, city and borough associated with your IP address or device;
  • the type of device and browser you use;
  • how you use the website and the quality of your experience  (e.g. your bandwidth when viewing videos, the forms you complete);
  • any error messages that you receive

Third Party Cookies

The content of this website is updated regularly, and we may embed content from websites such as:

  • YouTube
  • Vimeo
  • Flickr
  • AmMap
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • SurveyMonkey

As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from any of these services you may be presented with cookies from these websites. This website, the website owners and the website and software developers do not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

Google Analytics      

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of the website and compile reports for us on activity on the site. To find out more about how these cookies are used, visit the Google Privacy site.

Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States of America. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using  MAG’s website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

How to reject or delete this cookie

Facebook Pixels

Conversion tracking helps us measure the success of Facebook Ads by reporting on the actions people take after viewing those ads. We create pixels that track conversions, add them to the pages of this website where the conversions will happen (such as a registration or donation form), and then track these conversions back to ads they are running on Facebook. No personal information is contained in or collected as a result of using these cookies or pixels.

How to access your cookie consent for the MAG website 

You can click on the cog icon in the left-hand side of the screen and this will allow you to see what you have opted in to.

How to control and delete cookies

If you wish to restrict or block all non-necessary cookies which are set by us, 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 computer (including those from this visit), as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile device, you will need to refer to the handset's manual.

If you have any questions regarding this notice, would like more information or would like to change the way we communicate with you, please contact us at:

Email: info@maginternational.org

Phone: 0161 236 4311

Post: MAG, Suite 3A, South Central, 11 Peter Street, Manchester, M2 5QR

This notice is subject to change. Please visit this website section periodically in order to keep up to date.