MESothelioma Support Yorkshire (MESSY) takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously.
What are cookies and how do they work?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we save onto your device when you visit our website. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users, which allows us to improve our site and provide you with a better experience during your visit. The cookies that we could use cab be split into the following categories:
Necessary cookies: These are cookies that are required for the operation of the website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into parts of the website.
Analytical cookies: These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to the website and to see how they move around within the website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way the website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Cookies we use
Necessary cookies enable core functionality. The website cannot function properly without these cookies, and can only be disables by changing your browser preferences.
First Party Cookies
Analytical cookies are created every time the website is accessed, allowing us to count the number of visitors and see how they interact with the site. This enables us to ensure that users are finding the information that they are looking for more effectively.
Third Party Cookies
We also work with suppliers who create cookies to allow us to track customer visits more effectively. For example, to support our site and the information we are posting, we sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube and Flickr. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Flickr, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. Slater and Gordon does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these. Slater and Gordon takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously and third party agencies do not hold any personal identifiable information about you.
This cookie stores information that has been inputted into the website. It is stored temporally within the browser memory and is not retained after the browser is closed. These are in use on the enquiry forms and to support any user authenticated areas such as the Closed Forums when used.
This cookie is stored on your hard drive until it expires or can be deleted. This cookie saves user preferences and helps the site to remember information and settings for when you visit again.
These cookies ensure that your data is kept safe from hackers and theft when using secure areas.
How to delete to control cookies
If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set when visiting our 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 as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the site and also your user experience.
If you do have any problems or require further information please contact our Data Protection Office: Compliance@slatergordon.co.uk.