Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy explains how the Mayor’s Fund for London (“MFL”) website uses cookies and other tracking technologies through our website If you do not accept our use of cookies please disable them following our guidance below.

What are web cookies?

Web cookies are small files that are placed on your computer or mobile device by a website when you visit it. They contain details of your browsing history on that website and distinguish you from other users. Cookies send data back to the originating website on each subsequent visit or allow another website to recognise the cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device and, for instance, remember your preferences and generally improve your online user experience. Like most websites, the MFL’s website uses cookies.

Although this Policy refers to the general term “cookie”, which is the main method used by our website to store information, the browser’s local storage space is also used for the same purpose and we may use other tracking technologies through this website. As a result, the information included in this Cookie Policy is likewise applicable to all such tracking technologies that we use.

We use the following types of cookie:

  • Session cookies: to ensure you are recognised when you move from page to page within our site and that any information you enter is remembered;
  • Persistent cookies: to recognise you as a unique visitor to our website so that we can tailor content to match your interests; and
  • Third party cookies: these may be stored on your computer through use of YouTube embedded videos on the website.

Why do we use cookies?

  1. To allow you to do things on our website – for example, registering to take part in one of our programmes or signing up to receive our newsletter.
  2. To collect anonymous statistics – the information collected by cookies enables us to improve the website through usage figures and patterns. For example, to see which pages of the website – and therefore which of our services – are the most popular and how users are interacting with them.
  3. To improve your experience of our website – for example, to ensure that users can find what they are looking for easily.


The table below provides more information about the cookies we use and why.


MFL also uses some cookies which are strictly necessary in order for you to use our services available on our website.

How you can disable cookies

You can disable cookies through your web browser. Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default. However, most browsers let you turn off either all or third-party cookies. What you are able to do depends on which browser you are using. If you do not accept our use of cookies as set out above, please [click continue without cookies tab/don’t tick box] or please set your browser to reject cookies. However, please be aware that this may impair or limit your ability to use our website. The option to do this is usually found in the options, settings or preferences menu of your browser or mobile device.

You may opt-out of Google’s analytics cookies by visiting Google’s opt-out page.

Click on the links below to find out how to change your cookie settings in:

Internet explorer; Firefox; Chrome; SafariOpera; iPhone and iPad; Samsung

If you’d like to learn more about cookies, including how they have been set and how to manage them, visit All About Cookies.

Website cookie acceptance 

By clicking the Accept tab in our website banner when you visit the website you consent to our use of cookies as updated from time to time. In particular, you consent to cookies being stored on your computer and/or mobile device (unless rejected or disabled by your browser).

Updating our Cookie Policy 

We may update our use of cookies from time to time and consequently we may update this Policy. We therefore recommend that you check this Policy regularly. We will notify you of any significant changes by way of a notice on our website or by contacting you directly when reasonably possible.

Contact us 

If you have any questions or comments regarding this Policy or our privacy practices, please email or write to the Data Protection Officer, Mayor’s Fund for London, City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, More London, London, SE1 2AA. Alternatively, you can telephone 020 7983 4051.

May 2018 (version 1.0)