Cookies Policy

Like most similar websites, the MGA website uses cookies. On this page we explain more about cookies and how we use them. By using this website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy. Please also read this site’s Privacy Policy.

About cookies

Cookies are files, often including unique identifiers, that are sent by web servers to web browsers, and which may then be sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website, and to identify users returning to a website.

Cookies may be either ‘persistent’ cookies or ‘session’ cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies on this website

We use both session cookies and persistent cookies on this website.

How we use cookies

Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies. The cookies used on the website include those which are strictly necessary cookies for access and navigation, cookies that track usage (performance cookies) and remember your choices (functionality cookies).

We do not provide any personal information that we collect to advertisers.

Third party cookies

MGA use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google. Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. The IP address will be truncated before transmission. On our behalf Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet activity in connection with the use of the website. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. In addition to that you may prevent the collection of the information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including you IP address) and the processing of this data by Google if you download and install the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

You can find further information on Google Analytics on www.google.com. Further information on Google’s Privacy Policy can be found under the address www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html#information.

This site also uses plugins to other third-party services including YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. Please view their general privacy policies for full information:

In addition to the information we provide in this cookies policy, you can find out more information about your online choices at www.youronlinechoices.com/uk.

Blocking cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example:

  • in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking ‘Tools’, ‘Internet Options’, ‘Privacy’, and selecting ‘Block all cookies’ using the sliding selector;
  • in Firefox you can block all cookies by clicking ‘Tools’, ‘Options’, and un-checking ‘Accept cookies from sites’ in the ‘Privacy’ box.
  • in Google Chrome you can adjust your cookie permissions by clicking ‘Options’, ‘Under the hood’, Content Settings in the ‘Privacy’ section. Click on the ‘Cookies’ tab in the Content Settings.

Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you may not be able to use certain features on the website (log on, access content, use search functions).

Deleting cookies

You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer:

  • in Internet Explorer, you must manually delete cookie files;
  • in Firefox, you can delete cookies by, first ensuring that cookies are to be deleted when you ‘clear private data’ (this setting can be changed by clicking ‘Tools’, ‘Options’ and ‘Settings’ in the ‘Private Data’ box) and then clicking ‘Clear private data’ in the ‘Tools’ menu.
  • in Google Chrome you can adjust your cookie permissions by clicking ‘Options’, ‘Under the hood’, Content Settings in the ‘Privacy’ section. Click on the Cookies tab in the Content Settings.

Contact us

The website is owned by The MGA Academy of Performing Arts Limited.

Email address: info@themgaacademy.com

Postal address: The MGA Academy of Performing Arts Limited, 207 Balgreen Road, Edinburgh, EH11 2RZ

Telephone number: 0330 058 0656

If you have any questions or comments about this cookie policy please email: info@themgaacademy.com.

Please note that we’re not responsible for the content of external websites.

 

The table below explains the main cookies set by this site and their purpose.

Service Cookie Name Purpose More Info
PHPSESSID To identify your unique session on the website
Google Analytics _utma

_utmb

_utmc

_utmt

_utmz

_gat

_ga

_gid

These web analytics cookies, provided by Google Inc., are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. See Cookies Set by Google Analytics and Google Analytics Privacy Overview
Cookie Notice cookie_notice_accepted To stop the cookie message displaying each time you visit the site.
WordPress wordpress_

wordpress_logged_in_

wordpress_test_

wordpress_test_cookie

wp-settings-

wp-settings-time-

WordPress uses these cookies to enable registered users to log into the website. Further information is available in the WordPress Codex

 

To learn more about cookies and how to disable them please visit the following site: ico.org.uk/for_the_public/topic_specific_guides/online/cookies

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