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Two types of cookies may be used on our site - "session cookies" and "persistent cookies". Session cookies are temporary cookies that remain on your device until you leave the site. A persistent cookie remains on your device for much longer or until you manually delete it (how long the cookie remains on your device will depend on the duration or "lifetime" of the specific cookie and your browser settings).
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These are cookies which are essential for the running of our websites.
Without these cookies, parts of our websites would not function. These cookies do not track where you have been on the internet and do not gather any personal information about you.
We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use our site. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.
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We don’t collect or store your personal information (eg your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are.
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Visit the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu on your browser to change settings. Below are links to the ‘Help’ pages of major browsers which explain how you can do this.