Cookies

1 Introduction

This website (https://www.muksolent.com) (“the website”) is brought to you by Maritime UK Solent (MUKS) (“us”, or “we”) and you should be aware that it may contain cookies. Should you wish to block cookies on this website, you may do so by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies), you may not be able to access all, or parts, of the website. For more information about the use of cookies and how to disable them, please refer to the guidance on the allaboutcookies.org website.

2 What is a cookie?

Cookies which are small text files which are downloaded onto the hard drive of your computer, smart phone, or any other mobile device that you use to access a website. The cookies used on this website may store information about your device’s operating system, browsing behaviour, connection type and IP address, but do not collect or store any personally identifiable information.

3 What type of cookies are used?

Cookies perform many different roles.

Google Analytics: These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Read Google Privacy to find out more.

You can opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites by making use of the Google Analytics opt-out tool. Specifically:  _utma, _utmb, _utmc ,_utmz.

The Cookie Management System (“CMS”): We use a WordPress CMS for this site. This system uses cookies for logged in users and commentators. These cookies are purely a convenience, set up so that the visitor won’t need to re-type all their information again if they want to leave another comment. To find out more please read WordPress Cookies.

We sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr, etc. As a result, when you visit a page with embedded content from one of these sites, you may be presented with their own cookies.

You may choose to accept or decline cookies. Disabling cookies preferences may limit the full experience of our site.

4 Why are cookies used?

We use these cookies to understand more about website traffic and usage. The information generated by the cookies on this website may also be used by us for website analytics purposes.

5 When do cookies expire?

Cookies can remain on your computer for different periods of time. The cookies used on this website are ‘permanent cookies,’ meaning that they survive after your browser is closed.

6 How do I block cookies?

By default, only necessary and essential cookies are active on the site, with analytics ones active only when the user explicitly opts in by clicking ‘Accept all’.

Alternatively, you can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

7 Disabling cookies in popular desktop browsers

Firefox version 3.5 or later:

  • In the “Tools” menu, select “Options”
  • Under the “Firefox will:” dropdown, select “Use custom settings for history”
  • Uncheck the “Accept Cookies from Sites” box to block all cookies Or
  • Click the “Exceptions” button to enter specific websites that you wish to allow/disallow to set cookies

Internet Explorer version 6 or later:

  • In the “Tools” menu, select “Internet Options”
  • Click the “Privacy” tab
  • Move the “Settings” slider up or down to adjust your cookie acceptance settings (moving the slider all the way to the top will block all cookies) Or
  • Click the “Sites” button to enter specific websites that you wish to allow/disallow to set cookies

Safari version 4 or later:

  • Click the geared wheel icon in the top right of your browser window
  • Select “Preferences”
  • Select the “Security” tab
  • Under “Accept Cookies:”, click the “Never” option to block all cookies

Chrome version 4 or later:

  • Click the wrench icon in the top right of your browser window
  • Select “Options”
  • Click the “Under the Hood” tab
  • Click the “Content Settings” button
  • Click the option to “Block sites from setting any data” to block all cookies Or
  • Click the “Exceptions” button to enter specific websites that you wish to allow/disallow to set cookies

8 Links to other websites

The site may contain links to other websites of interest. We cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites; such sites are not governed by our privacy statement.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website.

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