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Cookie
and Legal Policy

This policy applies to your use of the MSA’s websites which appears at the URL http://www.msauk.org , http://shop.msauk.org,http://members.msauk.org, http://www.msaevents.com, http://www.gomotorsport.net (the “Websites”).

1) Cookies

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer's hard disk so that the website can remember information about you and your preferences. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the ‘lifetime’ of the cookie and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number. Cookies can help a website to arrange content to match your preferred interests more quickly and are used by most websites. Cookies cannot be used by themselves to identify you. Cookies may be either ‘Session’ or ‘Persistent’.  ‘Session’ cookies are temporary and only exist in the period you access our website. They assist our website remember what you chose on the previous page, thereby avoiding the need to re-enter information. ‘Persistent’ cookies remain on your computer’s hard drive after you have visited our website. They help us identify you as a unique visitor.

We use cookies:-

  1. To improve your experience of our website by tracking visitors who reach our site and the path they take.
  2. With our online application process for security to protect you and prevent fraudulent activities. 
  3. To understand how our sporting initiatives, campaigns and promotions are working to enhance our site design, offers and promotions.

When you visit our website, our advertisers or service providers may send you cookies. They may use the information they obtain to track your browser across multiple websites and build a profile of your web surfing. 

2) Cookies on our websites currently

The table below summarises the cookies on our websites and their purposes.

Name

Description

Expiration

CFID

Essential to maintain the session throughout the visit to the site

At the end of the session

CFTOKEN

Essential to maintain the session throughout the visit to the site

At the end of the session

__utma

This is a Google Analytics cookie that we use to collect information about how visitors locate and use our website. This helps us to continue to improve the site. 
This is a 3rd  party cookie

2 years from set/update.

__utmb

This is a Google Analytics cookie that we use to collect information about how visitors locate and use our website. This helps us to continue to improve the site. 
This is a 3rd  party cookie

30 minutes from set/update.

__utmc

This is a Google Analytics cookie that we use to collect information about how visitors locate and use our website. This helps us to continue to improve the site. 
This is a 3rd  party cookie

Not set.

__utmz

This is a Google Analytics cookie that we use to collect information about how visitors locate and use our website. This helps us to continue to improve the site. 
This is a 3rd  party cookie

6 months from set/update.

MSA’s Website ‘Cookie’ Policy

3) Enabling/Disabling cookies

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of our sites if cookies are disabled.  

4) Google Analytics

a) Our websites use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies to help our websites analyse how users use the sites. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our websites (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States of America.

b) Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our websites, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties when 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.

5) Consent

By using our Websites, you consent to the processing of data about you by the MSA, its subsidiaries and Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Contact us
If you have any questions about our cookies or this policy, please contact us by post, email, telephone or fax, as below:-
The Data Controller
The Royal Automobile Club Motor Sports Association Ltd t/a Motor Sports Association
Motor Sports House, Riverside Park, Colnbrook, Berks, SL3 0HG, UK
E-mail address: - dgangahar@msauk.org, Telephone: - 01753 765000, Fax No: - 01753 682938

18th May 2012

Registered Office as above, Registered Number 1344829. VAT Number 242304895