Cookie Preferences

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text (.txt) files containing basic information about a particular website and user.

A cookie stores select pieces of information based on your visit to the Marie Curie website. Examples of data stored within cookie files would be information you input into a registration form e.g. email address, first name and last name, and post code.

We use cookies on the Marie Curie website to make your browsing experience more efficient and enjoyable.

When you visit the Marie Curie website for the first time, a cookie is downloaded onto your computer via your browser. The next time you visit our site, your computer checks to see if it has a cookie that is relevant and sends the information contained in that cookie back to the site.

How do cookies work?

When you visit a website for the first time, a cookie is downloaded onto your computer via your browser.

The next time you visit the site, your computer checks to see if it has a cookie that is relevant. If so, it sends the information contained in that cookie back to the site.

This means the site can tailor what you see. So, if you signed up to receive a newsletter on your last visit, it could show you a different piece of content next time – rather than asking you to sign up again

It also means a website can show you targeted advertising, based on what pages you’ve visited.

Can I stop cookies?

Yes. Find out how to disable cookies. Remember that disabling cookies can mean a website won’t work as well for you.

What kind of cookies does Marie Curie use?

There are some cookies which we need to use so our online shop works properly. These cookies mean you can see what’s in your basket as you move through the site. Without them, you wouldn’t be able to shop with us.

We also use a Google Analytics cookie to understand how visitors to our shop navigate through the pages we publish, so we can make sure the experience is as smooth as possible.

As well as using cookies to make our online shop work, we use them to keep track of what you’re interested in. This helps us understand which adverts you might be interested to see.

For example, if you spend some time looking at a daffodil pin badge, you might see an advert for that product on Facebook or Google later.

These cookies also help us to understand which adverts are working, so we can spend our advertising budgets in the most effective ways.