- Document Reference: ML-CNP
- Document Version: 2.1
- Last Updated & Approved: 22/12/2023
- Review Period: 12 months
- Next Review Date: 22/12/2024
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Table of Contents
- What are Cookies?
- Types of Cookies
- Categories of Cookies
- Strictly Necessary Cookies
- Performance Cookies
- Functional Cookies
- Targeting Cookies
- Social Media Cookies
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
- Helpful Links
What are Cookies?
Cookies are small files that websites place on your computer, mobile phone, tablet or other device. They remember that you have visited the website before. They make it easier for you to maintain your preferences and they enable certain features of the website to work, such as the shopping basket. They may also tailor the information or adverts you see on the site. This is important to us because we want to make sure our website is as user-friendly as possible, ensuring you have a good experience when browsing or purchasing on our website.
Types of Cookies
Session cookies: these are stored while you’re browsing. They are deleted from your device automatically when you close your browser. Persistent cookies: these are saved on your computer, so they don’t get deleted when you close your browser. We use persistent cookies when we need to remember who you are from one visit to the next, for example, to remember your preferences.
Below are more details of the cookies used on our website.
Categories of Cookies
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies record a visitor’s progress through a browsing session for problem solving and to identify errors in the use of the site that the visitor may experience. They also link a visitor’s actions with website usage and performance. Some cookies identify the visitor’s IP address, browser, and device type. We use Analytics to assess how visitors use the website, to understand how visitors arrive at the site (e.g. using keyword searches), to monitor how long visitors remain on the website and when they return, and to control website traffic at busy times.
Social Media Cookies
Cookies track the products viewed by a visitor to the website and may serve similar advertisements on when the user visits their Facebook and Twitter pages. Other cookies enable visitors to share or like items on our website using social media buttons.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
How can I manage or remove Cookies?
By default, only strictly necessary cookies are active, as this is necessary for the operation of the websites. You can opt-in to other cookie categories (except strictly necessary cookies) by clicking on the “Cookie Settings” button, which will present you with multiple cookie categories where you can click on the different category headings to find out more and change your default settings with the toggle button.
Within this, if you extend the Cookie category, then you can see a list of cookies (first party and third party) which are active within that respective category. By choosing to “Ok”, you allow Main Layer Ltd to use all the functionality of its cookies and track as explained above in the Cookie Category table. By choosing “Reject”, you disallow Main Layer Ltd to use all the functionality of cookie categories, except those categorised as Strictly Necessary Cookies. Once you have selected your choices, you can click “Confirm My Choices” to complete this process.
If you want to, you can manage or disable cookies from your browser and delete all cookies that are stored on your device. You can do this as often as you want to. To find out how to do this for your particular browser, you can go to “help” on your browser’s menu, or you can visit https://www.allaboutcookies.org/
What happens if I choose to disable Cookies?
You need to be aware that if you choose to disable cookies in your browser, it may prevent you from taking full advantage of the Main Layer Ltd website, and you may not get the best user experience.
The following links offer guidance on adjusting cookie settings in popular web browsers:
- Android: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid&hl=en
- Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB
- Microsoft Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/278835
- Microsoft Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/products/microsoft-edge
- Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-Cookies-website-preferences
- Opera: https://help.opera.com/en/latest/web-preferences/
- Safari (macOS): https://support.apple.com/
- Safari (iOS): https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201265
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