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What cookies does the Meningitis Trust website use?
We use a few cookies which are run by other websites, the list below outlines which third party cookies we use and why.
We use Google Analytics to help us make the website easier to navigate. It helps us understand how the site is being used and what information people are looking for. It also allows us to track how many unique users we have, and how often they visit the site. All the user data is anonymous.
At the bottom of some of our articles are sharing buttons which help people post pages to their Facebook wall or Twitter feed. We use sharing buttons to help us spread key messages to a wide audience via social media. It also helps us measure the success of key messages. All the user data is anonymous.
We use YouTube analytics to track how successful our videos are. It helps us see how many people are watching our videos and how long they watch them for. Using YouTube analytics helps us pinpoint how to make our messages clearer and our videos better. All the user data is anonymous.
We use Issuu analytics to track the success of some of our printed publications. The data we get helps us see how many people are reading our publications, what pages they read and how long they spend reading them. Using analytics helps us pinpoint how to make our messages clearer and our publications better. All the user data is anonymous.
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How can I turn cookies off
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We do not recommend turning cookies off when visiting our site, it means you won’t be able to register to take part in our forum discussions and you won’t be able to comment on articles either.
if you have any questions about cookies or internet privacy on the Meningitis Trust website you can email our Digital Team.