Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

This Cookies Policy sets out the basis on which we, MEMS International Ltd, use cookiesand similar technologieson or in relation to our website, www.mems.co.uk (our website).This Cookies Policy is effective from 25May 2018 in line with new GDPR regulations.

‘Essential’ cookies are automatically placed on your computer or device when you access our website or take certain actions on our website. Non-essential’ cookies and other technologies are only placed on your computer or device if you have consented to us doing so.For information on the difference between essential and non-essential cookies, see the section below entitled about cookies.

For information on how you consent and how you can withdraw your consent to us placing non-essential cookies and other technologies on your computer or device, see the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies.

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What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files sentby a website’sserver to a web browser, processor memory or hard drive and stored there. They can be used for a range of different purposes, such as customising a website for a particular user, helping a user navigate a website, improving that user’s website experience, and storing that user’s preferences and login information. Essential and non-essential cookies Cookies can be classified as either‘essential’ or ‘non-essential’.

Essential cookies: these are cookies that are either:

Non-essential cookies: these areany cookies that do not fall within the definition of essential cookies, such as cookies used to analyse your behaviour on a website (‘analytical’ cookies) or cookies used to display advertisements to you (‘advertising’ cookies).


Session and persistent cookies

Cookies can be classified as either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’, depending on how long they last after they are placed on your browser. Session cookies:session cookieslast for as long as you keep your browser open. They expire when you close your browser. Persistent cookies: persistent cookies expire at a fixed point in time or if you manually delete them from your browser, whichever occurs first.


First and third party cookies

Cookies can be classified as ‘first party’ or ‘third party’. First party cookies:these arecookies placed on your device by our website domain. Third party cookies:these arecookies placed on your device by third party website domains. If you require further information about cookies in general, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org


We use the following cookies on or in relation to our website
Name of Cookie Essential or Non-essential? Type of cookie First or Third party? Session or Persistent? Expiry Time Purpose
Google Analytics Non-essential analytical First Party Session 24 hours - 2 years Distinguish unique users Throttle the requestrate
Double Click Essential Multimedia Third Party Session Allow you to view YouTube videos on our website
Twitter/LinkedIn Essential Social Third Party Session Allows you to view our Twitter and LinkedIn feeds on our website
.skypeassests.com Essential Cookie Consent Third Party Session Allows you to view and accept or decline our Cookie consent policy

These are cookies which are strictly necessary for our website to be able to operate or to provide you with a service on our website which you have requested. We use the following essential cookies on our website: - Third party session multimedia player cookies to play YouTube audio and video content on our website. These cookies are DoubleClick. - Third party session cookies to allow you to view our Twitter and LinkedIn posts on our website. These Cookies are: Twitter and LinkedIn. - Third party session cookiesto recognise whether you have accepted the use of cookies on our website. These cookies are skypeassests.com. Legal basis for processing: we processinformation about you contained in or obtained from essential cookies in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation). Legitimate interests: ensuring our site functions properly and providing you with online services you have requested How to opt out of essential cookies

Most browsers allow you to block all cookies, including essential cookies. Please note, however, that if you block all cookies, parts of our website and its functionality may not work or display properly. You can delete existing cookies from your browser by clearing your browsing data and ensuring that the option to delete cookies is selected. For more detailed information on how to accept and reject cookies, including guidance for specific browsers, please see the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies


We use the following types of non-essential cookies on our website:


Analytical (or performance) cookies

Analytical (or performance)cookies track and gather data about what a user does on a website. These cookies are not essential for our website or its functionality to work. We use the following analytical cookieson our website: We use Google Analytics cookies on our website. Google Analytics cookies help us understand how you engage and interact with our website, including how you came to our website, which pages you visited, for how long and what you clicked on, your location (based on your IP address). The Google Analytics cookies used on our website are: _utma (session) which expires after 2 years _utmc (session) _utmz (session) which expires after 6 months _utmt (session) which expires after 24 hours _utmb (session) which expires after 24 hours Cookieconsent_dismissed (session) which expires after 1 year The information we collect using analytical cookies is collected on an anonymised basis.


More information

Google Analytics cookies are classified as first party cookies as they are set by our website domain, although Google collects and processes information from our use of Google Analytics. To find out more about how Google handles information collected from Google Analytics, see Google Analytics’ privacy policy, which is available here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245 For information on how Google uses data from cookies it uses, please visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/ How to opt in or out from analytical cookies See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies To opt out of Google Analytics tracking across all websites in general, you can do so here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Processing information about you contained in or obtained from analytical cookies


Legitimate interests:

analysing how individuals use our website to help us improve our website and business. For further information on how we use the information gathered from our use of analytical cookies, including profiling, please see the section entitled Our use of automated decision making and profiling in our privacy policy, which is available here: privacy policy


There are a number of different ways in which you can accept or reject some or all cookies. Some of the main methods of doing so are described below: You are welcome to block the use of some or all of the cookies we use on our website. However, please be aware that doing so may impair our website and its functionality or may even render some or all of it unusable. You should also be aware that clearing all cookies from your browser will also delete any cookies that are storing your preferences, for example, whether you have accepted cookies on a website or any cookies that are blocking other cookies. You can find more detailed information about cookies and adjusting your browser settings by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org


Accepting or rejecting cookies

Cookie control tool
You can accept or reject non-essential cookies by using our cookie management tool which appears at the top of our home page.
Browser settings
You can accept or reject some or all cookies (for example, blocking all third party cookies) by adjusting your browser settings. If you do not know how to do this, the links below set out information about how to change your browser settings for some of the most commonly used web browsers:

Some browsers, such as Chrome and Firefox, allow you to change your settings to browse in ‘incognito’ mode, limiting the amount of data placed on your machine and automatically deleting any persistent cookies placed on your device when you finish your browsing session. There are also many thirdparty applications which you can add to your browser to block or manage cookies

. Existing cookies

To clear cookies that have previously been placed on your browser, you should select the option to clear your browsing history and ensure that the option to delete or clear cookies is included when you do so.

Google Adsettings

You can manage and opt out of personalisation of advertisements by Google by visiting Google’s ad settings page here https://adssettings.google.com/and by:

Alternatively, you can install a free browser plugin here: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996

Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on

You can opt out of Google Analytics tracking by installing the browser add-on which is available here:http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Disconnect for Facebook

You can install a browser add-on tool called ‘Disconnect Facebook pixel and FB tracking’. This will stop Facebook tracking you on third party websites. You can install the too here:

European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance Tool

You can opt out of Facebook and other companies that participate in the Digital Advertising Alliance in Europe from showing you interest based ads by visiting http://www.youronlinechoices.com, selecting your country, clicking ‘Your Ad Choices’, then locating Facebook (and any other companies you want to block) and selecting the ‘Off’ option.


This Cookies Policy is based on a template provided by GDPR Privacy Policy. For further information, please visit https://gdprprivacypolicy.org The copyright in this Cookies Policy is either owned by, or licensed to, us and is protected by copyright laws around the world and copyright protection software. All intellectual property rights in this document are reserved.Where we display the GDPR Privacy Policy logo on our website, this is used to indicate that we have adopted a privacy policy template provided by GDPR Privacy Policy as the basis for this Privacy Policy.