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About cookies

A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer when you access a website. Cookies collect data which then allows a website to perform certain actions from recognising your computer through to tracking your preferences.

The MDU uses two types of cookies on this Website. 'Session' cookies which are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the site and 'Persistent' cookies which are stored and remain on your hard disk after you have left the MDU website.

Some of the cookies we use are essential for the site to work. We also use some non-essential cookies to collect information for making reports and to help us improve the site for our users. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form. Some third party cookies are set by services that appear on our pages. They're not under our control and are set by Twitter, Facebook and similar companies and relate to the ability of users to share content on this site.

The table below explains the exact cookies we use and why.

Cookie Name Purpose
Website functionality ASP.NET_SessionID This cookie is essential for the customised aspect of the MDU website to operate. It is set only for those users that have selected a customisation. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser. Visit the Microsoft website for more information on this cookie.
Analytics SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL_COOKIE This cookie is used to identify repeat visits from a single user. The cookie expires one year after the last time you visit the site from your browser.
  SC_ANALYTICS_SESSION_COOKIE This cookie is used to identify a sequence of HTTP requests from a single user. This cookie expires when you close your browser.
  visid_incap_32163 The MDU uses a third-party service to filter out malicious requests. The MDU site places this cookie on your device which expires after two years.
  incap_ses_86_32163 This cookie is used to remember visitor session across the virtual firewall/CDN. This cookie expires at the end of your session.
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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. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google
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These cookies are placed on the MDU website by third parties and are used to allow users to login to their social networking sites to share a chosen MDU page. The cookie remains after your browser is closed. Click here for more information on ShareThis cookies.
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These cookies are used for anonymous usage statistics on the MDU website. For more information about these cookies you can visit: www.scorecardresearch.com

You can delete cookies from your hard disk at any time and you can accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. For more information about managing cookies on your computer you can visit www.allaboutcookies.org

What happens if I say 'no' to allowing cookies?

The website will still be available 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.

We use cookies to establish whether or not you're a member of the MDU or DDU, what type of membership you have, and then supply you with the information you need. If you have declined 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.

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