1. What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is stored by your browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Safari) on your device (e.g. computer or phone). They enable websites to store user information such as preferences and settings. Cookies basically allow websites to remember users and their preferred settings for that particular site, enabling the site to respond accordingly.

2. How does MessageMedia use cookies?

Information supplied by cookies can help us to analyse the profile of our visitors and help us to provide you with a better user experience. For example, if on a previous visit you went to our API page, we might find this out from your cookie and highlight API related information on your second and subsequent visits.

3. Site performance cookies

Site performance cookies remember preferences set by the user for tools found on MessageMedia websites, meaning you don’t have to reset them on each visit, e.g. Video Player settings.

4. Anonymous analytics cookies

Anonymous analytics cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before.

Every time a user visits our website, web analytics software provided by a third party generates a cookie.

Your browser will let us know if you have these cookies or not, if you do not we will generate new ones. This allows us to track individual unique users and how often they are visiting MessageMedia websites.

These cookies cannot be used to identify individuals unless they are signed in to the MessageMedia website. If the user is not signed in then the cookies are used for statistical purposes only. If you are signed in we will know the details supplied for this purpose such as username and email address.

5. Registration cookies

Registration cookies signal to us whether the user is signed in or not, once registered with MessageMedia websites.

We use these cookies to determine which account you are signed in with and which services you are allowed access to.

As long as you have not selected ‘keep me signed in’ the cookies will be deleted when you logout, close your browser or shut down your computer.

6. Third party cookies

Please note that during your visits to MessageMedia websites you may notice some cookies that are not related to MessageMedia or its contractors. When you visit a page with content embedded from YouTube, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. MessageMedia does not control these cookies. You should check the relevant third party websites for more information regarding these cookies.

7. The cookies we use

Source site Name Reason 
Google Analytics utma, utmb, utmc, utmz Used for statistics and remarketing
 Google Adwords  Used for statistics and remarketing
 Bing Ads  Used for statistics
 Google and Bing Webmasters  Used for statistics

8. Removing cookies

MessageMedia 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 MessageMedia websites, or any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how, or you can use one of the following links:

You may opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting the Ads Preferences Manager. Also, you can opt out of other third-party vendor’s use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page. You can prevent your data from being collected by installing the Google Analytics Opt Out add-on

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on browsers (as above), how to delete cookies from your computer and more general information. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the MessageMedia website.

MessageMedia use a number of suppliers who also set cookies on our websites on our behalf in order to deliver the services that they are providing.