What are cookies and how do we use them?
Cookies are tiny files that help us track how visitors use our website which in turn can help you improve the experience that you have on our website.
Please be reassured that our cookies do not store any personal or sensitive data such as your name, address or credit card details.
Cookies are perfectly safe to be stored on your computer and almost all web browsers have cookie storing enabled as default. However, all browsers have the option of disabling cookies being stored on your computer if you wish to do this.
To learn about how to change the cookie settings for your browser please see our ‘How do I opt-out of cookies’ section.
The cookies that we set:
When you submit data to through a form through our contact page, cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.
Site preferences cookies
In order to provide you with a great experience on this site, we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences, we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.
We have third party cookies which have carefully been selected to enhance your online experience.
- Google Analytics cookie: this shows web traffic analysis. These cookies have multiple expiration dates; please refer to this article (published by Google) for more information.
- We also use social media buttons on this website to allow you to connect with your social network. The social media sites include Facebook and Twitter. These will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.
- Facebook pixel: this is a ‘web beacon’, in this case, a pixel used on the M for Money Credit Union website, which functions in a similar way to a cookie. It is used to build up a ‘Custom Audience’ based on people who visit our website, so we can target more relevant and effective Facebook advertising campaigns. Please refer to Facebook for more information.
How do I opt-out of cookies on my browser?
You can manage the cookies that you allow on the device depending on the browser that you are using. You can also request to be alerted each time a cookie has been offered. Below are the instructions on how you can manage your cookies on some of the more popular browsers. Alternatively, you can perform a Google Search to see how to manage your browser cookies.
1. On your computer, open Chrome.
2. At the top right, click More. Settings.
3. Under “Privacy and security,” click Site settings.
4. Click Cookies.
5. From here, you can: Turn on cookies: Next to “Blocked,” turn on the switch. Turn off cookies: Turn off Allow sites to save and read cookie data.
1. Choose preferences from Safari menu
2. Click on Privacy
3. Select (for example) ‘Prevent cross-site tracking’.
You can find more information here.
This is applicable on the new Edge browser on Windows 10.
1. Click on the three dots on the upper right corner of the browser.
2. Select “settings” which is at the bottom of the menu.
3. Click on ‘View advanced settings’
4. Under the Cookies heading, click the drop-down menu and select ‘Block only third party cookies’.
5. Close out the settings and Edge will block third-party cookies.
1. Click on the three lines on the top-right corner.
2. Click ‘Preferences’.
3. On the option that reads ‘Do not track’, turn this on.
4. Below the Tracking preference, there is the ‘History’ sub-heading. Click “Remember History” and then select “Use custom settings for history” option.
5. From the custom history settings screen, click the drop-down list next to “Accept third-party cookies” and then choose “Never”.
Your changes will be implemented immediately, so there is no “OK” or “Apply” button to click.
We hope that this has clarified what cookies are, the type of cookies and how we use them. If there is still something that you are unsure about whether or not it’s safer to leave cookies, please contact us via email on email@example.com.