MISSION Privacy Policy

Cookie Policy

Updated 25.09.2019

1. Introduction and General Terms
MISSION is committed to protecting your personal information when you are using MISSION services. We want our services to be safe and enjoyable environments for our clients and contacts. This Cookie Policy relates to our use of any personal information we collect from you via any MISSION website that links to this Cookie Policy;

2. Who are we?
MISSION is a UK based marketing and communications agency offering a fully integrated service to our clients, so they can deliver the most appropriate marketing information or other relevant communications to their end users.
We are a subsidiary of the listed UK company The Mission Marketing Group Plc and we sometimes work with other companies in the group to help deliver services to clients.

3. Web browser cookies

a) What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes a unique identifier, that is sent to your computer, tablet or mobile phone (all referred to here as a "device") web browser from a website's computer and is stored on your device's hard drive. Each website can send its own cookie to your web browser if your browser's preferences allow it. Many websites do this whenever a user visits their website to track online traffic flows. Similar technologies are also often used within emails to understand whether the email has been read or if any links have been clicked. If you continue without changing your settings, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the MISSION website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time.

During any visit to a MISSION website, the pages you see, along with a cookie, 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 finding and using the cookie left there on the last visit.

b) How does MISSION use cookies?
Information supplied by cookies can help us to understand the profile of our visitors and help us to provide you with a better user experience. MISSION uses this type of information to help improve the services it provides to its users. Certain areas of MISSION websites may use cookies for a specific reason.

c) Third party cookies in embedded content on MISSION pages
Please note that during your visits to MISSION websites you may notice some cookies that are not related to MISSION or MISSION's contractors.

We sometimes embed content from social media and other third-party websites. These may include YouTube, Vimeo, Google Maps, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. As a result, when you visit a page containing such content you may be presented with cookies from these websites and these third-party cookies may track your use of the MISSION website. MISSION does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party's website for more information. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the MISSION website. However, you can find out about changing your cookie settings in section e.

Where MISSION embeds content from social media and other third-party websites some websites may use Google Analytics to collect data about user behaviour for their own purposes. Bray Leino does not control this. For more information, see the Google webpage “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps”.

d) Cookies witnessed on themission.co.uk  to better understand the use of our website. We use this data to continuously improve our service we offer.


Name of cookie Cookie Variant Expiry Description
_utma Persistent cookie, Third party cookie 2 years This cookie (which is part of Google analytics) keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred.
_utmb Persistent cookie, Third party cookie 30 minutes of inactivity Used to create a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site. This cookie is part of Google analytics in conjunction with the _utmc cookie.
_utmc Temporary cookie, Third party cookie When you close the browser Used to create a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site. This cookie is part of Google analytics in conjunction with the _utmb cookie.
_utmt Temporary cookie, Third party cookie 10 minutes Used to make sure our analytics system doesn’t use unnecessary resource or report duplicate data.
_utmz Persistent cookie, Third party cookie 6 months Keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine the visitor used, what link the visitor clicked on, what keyword the visitor used, and where they were in the world when the user accessed the website. This cookie is part of Google analytics.
_ga Persistent cookie, Third party cookie 2 years This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.
_gid Persistent cookie, Third Party cookie 24 hours This cookie is used to distinguish unique users.


e) Controlling your cookies

Browser controls

You can use your web browser to:

  • delete all cookies;
  • block all cookies;
  • allow all cookies;
  • block third-party cookies;
  • clear all cookies when you close the browser;
  • open a 'private browsing' / 'incognito' session, which allows you to browse the internet without storing local data; and
  • install add-ons and plug-ins to extend browser functionality.

Where to find information about controlling cookies

It is important to note that if you change your settings and block certain cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of some features of MISSION services, and we might not be able to provide some features you have previously chosen to receive.

f) Other information collected from web browsers
Your web browser may also provide MISSION with information about your device such as an IP address and details about the browser that you are using. Where requesting specific service it may be possible for you to choose to provide MISSION with access to your device’s location through the web-browser. We use information provided by your browser or by the link that you have clicked to understand the webpage that directed you to Bray Leino and this may be captured by performance cookies.
If you have any concerns about the way that we use cookies or respect your settings, then please contact us at missiondpo@themission.co.uk

4. Changes to MISSION’s Cookie Policy
This Cookie Policy may be updated from time to time, so you may wish to check it each time you submit personal information to MISSION. The date of the most recent revisions will appear on this page. If you do not agree to these changes, please do not continue to use MISSION websites to submit personal information to MISSION. If material changes are made to the Cookie Policy, for instance affecting how we would like to use your personal information, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of Privacy Policy changes).

5. Contacting MISSION about this Cookie Policy
If you have any questions or comments about this Cookie Policy, please contact:
Data Protection Officer, The Old Sawmills, Filleigh, Devon EX32 0RN or email: missiondpo@themission.co.uk