MCEC, 30 Oakthorpe Road
Palmers Green, London
N13 5JL, United Kingdom

T: +44 20 8920 3990


Terms & Conditions

  1. These terms and conditions govern your use of our website; by using our website, you accept these terms and conditions in full.  If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, do not use our website. 
  2. MCEC reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time by posting changes online.  Your continued use of this website after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of this agreement as modified. 
  3. You agree to use this website only for lawful purposes, and in a manner which does not infringe the rights, or restrict, or inhibit the use and enjoyment of the website by any third party. 
  4. The website and the information, names, images, pictures, logo regarding or relating to MCEC are provided "as is" without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied.  In no way will MCEC be liable for any damages, including, without limitation, indirect or consequential damages, or any damages whatsoever arising from the use or in connection with such use or loss of use of the site, whether in contact or in negligence. 
  5. MCEC does not warrant that the functions contained in the material contained in this website will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs or represents the full functionality, accuracy and reliability of the materials. 
  6. Commercial use or publication of all or any item displayed is strictly prohibited without prior authorisation from MCEC.  Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring any license by MCEC to use any item displayed. 
  7. Documents may be copied for personal use only on the condition that copyright and source indications are also copied, no modifications are made and the document is copied entirely.  However some documents and photos may be published on the site with the permission of the relevant copyright owners (who are not MCEC).  All rights reserved on these documents and permission to copy them must be requested from the copyright owners. 
  8. Access to certain areas of the website is restricted.  MCEC reserves the right to restrict access to other areas of our website, or indeed our whole website, at our discretion.  If we provide you with a user ID and password to enable you to access restricted areas of our website or other content or services, you must ensure that the user ID and password are kept confidential.  You accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your user ID and password.  We may disable your user ID and password at our sole discretion OR if you breach any of the policies or terms governing your use of our website or any other contractual obligation that you owe to MCEC.   
  9. MCEC takes no responsibility for the content of external Internet sites.  Other websites that we are linked to are owned and operated by third parties and MCEC has no control over them.  The fact that we include links to other websites does not mean that MCEC approves of or endorses any other third party website or the content of that website.  We accept no liability for any statements, information, products or services that are published on or are accessible through any websites owned or operated by third parties. 
  10. Any communication or material that you transmit to, or post on, any public area of this website including any data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like, is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary information. 
  11. These terms and conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.  Any disputes shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales. 
  12. MCEC is a registered Charity No. 1043847 registered in England at 30 Oakthorpe Road, London N13 5JL. 


Privacy & Cookies

What are cookies?

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example: enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast analysing anonymised data to help us understand how people interact with MCEC so we can make them better

PLEASE NOTE, not accepting the below cookies will severely harm our ability to provide services, we will no longer be able to track visits to our website, see what the most popular pages are or devices looking at our website, it will be the equivalent of running a sweet shop (candy store), blindfolded with no stock-taking facility available

Cookies for measuring website usage

Google Analytics cookies:




Where Used

Impact on User Experience

_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmv, _utmd,_utmz

record how many people are using the MCEC website and how they move around the site once they've arrived.

_utma stores each user’s number of visits, time of the first visit, the previous visit and the current visit

_utmb and _utmc checks how long a visitor stays on the site: when a visit starts and ends

_utmz tracks where a visitor came from (search engine, search keyword, link)

_utmv and _utmd track visitor journeys through the site and classifies them into groups

_utma expires two years after your last visit to this site

_utmb expires 30 minutes after your visit, or after 30 minutes of inactivity

_utmc expires at the end of a session (when you close your browser)

_utmz expires six months after it was last set

_utmv (not set) expires immediately

_utmd (not set) expires immediately

all pages of sites: MCEC Website, MCEC blogs


_cc50541ConsentCookie Used to allow consent for use of cookies Expires after 1 year All web pages Some functionality will be limited if not accepted


Third-party cookies (cookies placed by other websites through our pages)

Some cookies are served by an external service when you use a page on our site, known as 'third-party' cookies. For example, on a number of pages we use 'plug ins' or embedded media such asYouTube videos. These cookies are specific to the third-party site domain - the data stored in them can be seen and managed by the third party, not by us. Although we can control whether we use the third-party services within our websites we do not have control over the cookies themselves. It is not always possible to identify precisely the information that the cookies store.




Where Used

Impact on User Experience

Follow us, Share (Add this) Facebook cookies: reg_ext_ref, reg_fb_gate, reg_fb_ref,

reg_ext_ref: Follow us...Facebook cookie stores the external referrer, i.e. the MCEC web page address from which Facebook was accessed

reg_fb_gate: Share this...Facebook cookie stores the MCEC web page address as the first page identfier as well as logged-out or non facebook visitor information

reg_fb_ref: Share this...Facebook cookie stores MCEC web page address as the last page identfier as well as logged-out or non facebook visitor information

__atuvc cookie is created and read by our AddThis on the client side in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before the share count cache is updated. No data from that cookie is sent back to AddThis and removing it when disabling cookies would cause unexpected behavior for users.


reg_ext_ref: expires at the end of the session (when a user closes their browser)

reg_fb_gate: expires at the end of the session (when a user closes their browser)

reg_fb_ref: expires at the end of the session (when a user closes their browser)

__atuvc: expires after 2 years

news stories and blog posts on the MCEC website

None except for __atuvc: Sharing counts will be inaccurate

Vimeo google analytics cookies: _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmv

to track visitor views of Vimeo videos embedded in MCEC web pages and usage of its services. Vimeo uses google analytics tracking cookies and these functions and duration are described in the Google Analytics section above




Google Maps: NID, PREF

NID: to enable traffic analysis to Google Maps Data stored by the cookie: a unique identifier to allow visitor analysis; data is only used in aggregate
PREF: to set preferences for various services on Google - a unique identifier that allows visitor analysis

expires after six months Where it is used: on web pages with embedded google maps (for example how to find us)

on web pages with embedded google services (for example how to find us)


YouTube cookies: GEO, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, use_hitbox, PREF, recently_watched_video_id_list

to track visitor views of YouTube videos embedded in MCEC web pages and usage of its services Data stored by cookies: unique identifier that allow visitor analysis, data is only used in aggregate.

GEO expires after seven months VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE expires after seven months use_hitbox expires at the end of a session (when a user closes your browser). PREF recently_watched_video_id_list expires after 7 months

on web pages with embedded you tube videos, for example MCEC website index pages


Flash cookie (Local Shared Object) Flash cookies are small pieces of information deposited and accessed by Adobe Flash the browser application that lets you play/display Flash media files. Flash is used for displaying YouTube and Vimeo videos. The cookies are stored in a different location on your hard drive than standard cookies. More information about this cookie and how to remove it is available Adobe Macromedia’s Flash Player Help

This cookie stores information between sessions of using embedded Flash content Data stored by cookies: a unique ID, tracking information, some configuration information about the computer running the movie.

No expiration date

On web pages with embedded flash content



How to control and delete cookies

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our websites, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit the About Cookies website, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies. Please be aware that restricting cookies may have an impact upon the functionality of our website. If you wish to view your cookie code, just click on a cookie to open it. You'll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual. To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data regarding your interaction on our website, please refer to their websites for further information. Personal data Personal data (i.e. information which could identify you) submitted to us, for example in response to a consultation, will only be used to respond to your feedback. We will not pass it on to any third party without your consent. This privacy statement covers the MCEC websites, including MCEC Website and MCEC blogs. This statement does not cover links within this site to other websites



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