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Cookies Policy

Merton Music Foundation's website makes use of a small number of cookies. The following information provides an overview of their use on this website as required by the EU Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications (EU Cookie Directive).

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a web server to the web browser on your computer, which enables the web server to collect information from the browser. We use cookies in several ways to help us improve our website and the service that we provide to you. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

How do we use cookies on this website?

We use cookies on this website solely for three purposes:

1) Our content management system (Drupal) uses cookies for the purposes of authentication when you log-in to your account.

2) Cookies are used to allow the e-commerce part of our website to know what products have been added to the shopping cart and thus allow you to purchase the products online, without this our online shop would not function.

3) Cookies are used to help us see how people are using our website. This provides us with statistical information about visits to pages and other information relating to usage of our website including the IP address of visitors and data about browser type and computer operating system. The information gathered does not contain any personal information about you.

The following cookies are used on this website:

1) has_js – this cookie is used to let the web page know in advance if you have javascript turned on or not. It allows the website to serve up content in a more efficient manner by preventing the need for you to download unnecessary content which can be generated or retrieved later by javascript. This cookie also improves web page loading times and responsiveness. It expires at the end of each browser session.

2) UID SESS – we use a session cookie to remember your log-in as a registered user and what you have put in to the shopping basket. This will enable items you have purchased to remain there until you go to the checkout. Without this cookie you will be unable to buy anything from this website. It does not contain any personal information and it expires at the end of the browser session.

3) __utma, __umtb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz - these cookies are created by the website for use with Google Analytics. The cookies record information about the first visit to the site but are not activated until you give your consent by clicking on 'Cookie Contol', which we use on this website for cookie law compliance.

How can you manage the use of cookies on this website?

All browser technologies enable you to manage the cookies in the cookie folder of your browser. This means that you can either delete cookies from your cookie folder once you have finished your visit to our website or you can set your preferences with regard to the use of cookies before you begin surfing. Please note that deleting or rejecting cookies may affect your user experience at our website for example you may be asked to re-enter some information such as your name and address when using our online shop or password when access certain pages again.

Further information on the use of cookies is available from the following browser websites: Windows IE: Chrome: Firefox: Safari:

Updated: August 2013

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