Cookies

In this section you will find information on internet cookies; the cookies that may be set when you visit the Melrose Industries PLC website; and, how to manage and delete these through your browser.

What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer or mobile phone (referred to here as a "device") browser from a website's computer and is stored on your device's hard drive. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other websites. Many websites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to track online traffic flows.

Users have the opportunity to set their devices to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these means that certain personalised features cannot then be provided to that user and accordingly they may not be able to take full advantage of all of the website's features. Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

How do we use cookies?
During the course of any visit to the Melrose Industries PLC website, the pages you see, along with any cookies, are downloaded to your device. Many websites do this, because cookies enable website publishers to do useful things like find out whether the device (and probably its user) has visited the website before. This is done on a repeat visit by checking to see, and finding, the cookie left there on the last visit.

In order to be able provide relevant information to our visitors, we need aggregated statistical visitor data that is collected by means of cookies.

How to manage and delete cookies
Melrose Industries PLC will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by the Melrose Industries PLC website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

Cookies used on the Melrose Industries PLC website:

Cookie Name Product Purpose
_utma, _utmz Google Analytics Evaluate website usage and compile activity reports
ASP.NET_SessionId Microsoft To retain session state across multiple pages. It expires at the end of the session.

 

Google Analytics
Melrose Industries PLC uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of the website and compile reports for us on activity on the website.
Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using the Melrose Industries PLC website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Melrose Disclaimer Cookie
Melrose Industries PLC uses the Melrose Disclaimer Cookie in order to remember that a user has accepted the disclaimer. The cookie will expire after 24hrs at which point the user will have to accept the disclaimer again to activate the cookie.