What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is stored by the internet user’s browser, if they agree. They are placed on your computer or mobile phone by websites you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently.
Cookies are not dangerous – they are not computer programs and it is impossible for then to circulate viruses.
- Make our website work as you would want it to
- Improve the speed and security of your website
- Continuously make improvements on our website
- Make our marketing more efficient
- Let us present graphics and images to you in a more user-friendly manner
- Remember if you have already accepted our terms and conditions
- Allows you to fill out our online contact form
There is no way to prevent these necessary cookies from being set, other than to not use our website
- Gather or store any personal and identifiable information
- Collect any sensitive information
- Disclose or sell data collected from cookies to any third parties
If the settings on your internet browser that you are using to view our website are adjusted to accept cookies, we take this, and your continued use of our website to mean that you are consenting to this.
If you wish to remove cookies from our site, you can do this through your browser settings – although, we warn you that our website will more than likely not work as well as you would like it to, or expect it to.
What cookies we use:
CATEGORY 1: STRICTLY NECESSARY COOKIES
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around our websites and use its interactive features and secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, services that you have asked for cannot be provided. For example, you may not be able to use our repeat prescription service on our website or fill in our online contact form.
By continuing to use our website, you agree that we can place these cookies on your device.
CATEGORY 2: PERFORMANCE COOKIES
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that verifies a visitor. All information that is collected by these cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
McDonald Group Services does not use Google Analytics or tracking cookies on the website, however, the social media buttons on our website mean that you leave our site and go to the social media platforms. It is possible that they are using analytics cookies. Please check their privacy and cookie notices.
By continuing to use our website, you agree that McDonald Group Services can place performance cookies on your device.
CATEGORY 3: FUNCTIONALITY COOKIES
Category 3 cookies allow the website to remember the choices you make on our website (such as the language you have selected and the region you are in) and provide enhances and therefore more personal features. These cookies can be used to remember changes you have made to text sizes, fonts and other parts of our websites that you can customise. They may also be used to provide service you have asked for, such as commenting on our posts, and using social media to like this website. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
By the continued use of our website, you are giving us permission to place these cookies on your device.
CATEGORY 4: TARGETING COOKIES OR ADVERTISING COOKIES
These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. The remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to the site functionality provided by the other organisation.
OUR WEBSITE DOES NOT use this category of cookies
Third party cookies:
What happens if you disable all cookies?
If you disable all cookies from your browser, then it is more than likely that the following features will not work:
- Online Contact Form
- Image quality may be compromised.
- Viewing all of our services on secure pages
Want to opt out of all cookies?
If you want to, you can manage the cookies that you allow on your computer through the internet browser that you use.
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all, or just some cookies. As mentioned above, if you use your browser to block all cookies (including the necessary ones), our website is unlikely to perform as you would expect it to.
If you would like to find out more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, and how to manage and delete them, please visit: https://www.aboutcookies.org/