Last Updated: 24 January 2020

Merlin Cookies Policy

  1. Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website.
  2. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
  3. We use the following cookies:
    1. Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, ensure that the content of our website loads quickly or make use of accounting, payments and administrative services.
    2. Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region). These cookies also allow you to use our website in a way that makes your browsing experience more convenient, for example, if you register with us or complete our online forms, we will use cookies to remember your details during your current visit, and any future visits provided the cookie was not deleted in the interim.

Third party cookies

Cookies Used By Submittable

  1. Submittable Cookies are only relevant to you if you send us an application for funding or sponsorship.
  1. The purpose of the sections below is to inform you that Submittable uses cookies and may place them in your device, and to give you some guidance as to how to manage these cookies.
  2. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable laws, we shall not be liable and we do not accept any liability for any third party cookies.
  3. Submittable may use cookies, for example, to keep track of your preferences and profile information. Cookies are also used to collect general usage and volume statistical information that does not include personal information.
  4. Submittable use another company to place cookies on your computer to collect non-personally identifiable information to compile aggregated statistics for us about visitors to our website.
  5. Submittable web pages contain electronic images known as Web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) and are used along with cookies to compile aggregated statistics to analyse how our website is used and may be used in some of our emails to let us know which emails and links have been opened by recipients.
  6. Submittable web pages may also contain electronic images known as Web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) that are set by our third party partners. Web beacons are used along with cookies enabling our partners to compile aggregated statistics to analyse how our website is used.
  7. Submittable use a third party to gather information about how you and others use our website. For example, we will know how many users access a specific page and which links they clicked on. We use this information in the aggregate ONLY to understand and optimize how our website is used.

Management of Cookies Preferences

  1. You can control how your web browser deals with cookies by changing your browser settings.
  2. Google Analytics cookies by downloading and installing
    https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
  3. Third-party’s use of cookies by visiting and using the Network Advertising Initiative opt out page 
    http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/
  4. AboutCookies.org has a useful guide on how to do this for all the major browsers, and a lot of other information about cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website
  5. Detailed guidance on how to control cookies preferences for the most common browsers can be found at:

If you originally accepted the use of cookies and the associated processing of personal data, you may withdraw your consent at any time for the future by deactivating cookies as described above. This will limit the associated processing of your personal data for the future.