Mitchell Families Online


Cookies and how they benefit you ...

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you'd expect;
  • Save you having to login every time you visit the site;
  • Remember your settings during and between visits;
  • Improve the speed/security of the site;
  • Continuously improve our website for you.

We DO NOT use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission);
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission);
  • Pass data to advertising networks;
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties.

Read on to learn more about all the cookies we use and why.

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

More about our Cookies

Our own Cookies

We use cookies to make our website work. Sometimes these are called 'Session' cookies because they are usually only active for the current browser session. They are used for a number of reasons, including:

  • Determining if you are logged in or not;
  • Remembering your search settings;
  • Navigating around the site.

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows) and browser type. This data helps to identify when our site isn't working as it should, how long visitors spend on our site, what pages are visited, etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called 'analytics' programs also tell us on an ANONYMOUS basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before. Should you choose to prevent us from collecting data on your visit to our site (we hope you won't), please see "Turning Cookies Off", below.

We use:

  • Google Analytics. This program runs on our website and collates anonymous data about the visitors to our website. Nothing identifies who you are or any other personal information;
  • Amazing Counter (Counts unique visitors to the site).
  • Piwik Analytics. This program collects totally anonymous data regarding your use of this site. The difference between Piwik and Google Analytics is that Piwik data is stored on this website. It cannot be accessed by any outside crawlers or accessed by phishing malware. We ask that you don't opt out of this feature as it helps us to maintain the site and analyse where things could go wrong.

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our's and a large proportion of the world's websites, as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called "spyware". Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.