Cookie Policy

This page outlines the cookie policy for the MRC PPU Reagents and Services (‘PPU’, ‘we’, ‘us’ or ‘our’) website. Your use of this website is subject to our terms of use.

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. This sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, your computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

Cookies are used to improve services for you, for example by:

  • enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information during one task
  • recognising that you have already given a username and password so you don’t need to enter it for every web page requested
  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and that there is enough capacity to ensure they are fast.

You can learn about cookies and how to manage them (All About Cookies).

For further information on cookies used by this website please contact us.

Email: Matt Elliott

Cookies used on our website

Cookie Control panel cookies


Purpose: to hold setting on whether to allow cookies to be stored or not.

Expires: 10 days


Purpose: to hold setting on which cookies have been agreed to.

Expires: 10 days


Purpose: to hold information on the version of storage is being used.

Expires: 10 days

Google Analytics cookies

Our website uses Google Analytics. It installs cookies to help us identify errors and accurately estimate visitor numbers. These cookies do not collect personal data about visitors to our website.


Purpose: used to distinguish users by Google analytics and Font Awesome

Expires: two years


Purpose: used to throttle the request rate – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.

Expires: one minute


Purpose: used to distinguish users.

Expires: 24 hours

Font Awesome cookies

Font Awesome is a library of icons used in website building. The library uses a number of tracking cookies to provide data on usage of their library.


Purpose: Used by Font Awesome /Google Analytics to distinguish users and sessions

Expires: 3 Months


Purpose: Used by Font Awesome /Google Analyticshis; it contains the traffic source information, including information about how and when an individual visitor hits your site for the first time

Expires: 6 Months


Purpose: Used by Font Awesome /Google Analytics to track payment access to the third party service

Expires: 1 Year


Used by Font Awesome /Google Analytics to distinguish users and sessions

Expires: 2 Years

Additional cookies for MRC PPU web store

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are required for the service to operate and are always used.


Purpose: to authenticate users on our service and allow them to remain signed in.

Expires: 25 minutes


Purpose: to record the decision to no longer show the modal popup on the front page


Last updated: 28 November 2022