A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer, mobile or other device when you visit a website. Cookies collect data which then allows a website to perform certain actions; from recognising your device, through to tracking your preferences.
The MDU website uses two types of cookies:
- 'Session' cookies, which are temporary cookies that expire at the end of a browser session (meaning that they are only stored on your device from when you open the browser window to when you exit the browser); and
- 'Persistent' cookies, which are stored and remain on your device in between browser sessions. They allow us to remember your preferences or actions when you re-visit the MDU website.
Some marketing cookies used on our website are placed on your device by third parties. Those are called third party cookies. For example third party cookies are used on our website by Share this – a company that allows users to login to their social networking sites to share a chosen page.
What happens if I choose to reject non-essential cookies?
The website will still be available to you, but we won't be able to tailor it to you so you could miss out on the content that's most relevant to you such as specialty specific information.
Session cookies are also used to control the log in to some of our services such as My membership. If you have declined these cookies then this kind of service will not be available to you.
If you decline cookies then we won't be able to count your site usage in the statistics that we gather about use of the site which helps us to improve our services.
Date last reviewed November 2020