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- enable the site to recognise your device so you do not need to give the same information repeatedly
- recognise when you have already given a username and password so that you do not need to do so for every subsequent web page you visit
- measure how many people are using the services we provide, so we can make them easier and faster to use
- analyse data, anonymously, so that we can improve our site to according to users' needs and preferences
The cookies used by our website do not contain any of your personal information and they can't be used to identify you personally. Many cookies are automatically deleted after you finish using the website. You can choose to reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent if you wish. However, it is important to be aware that some website features or services may not function properly without cookies.
If you continue without changing your settings, we will accept your consent to receive these cookies from our website. However, if you wish to change your privacy settings at any time, instructions and guidance on how to remove cookies from your device, or how to block individual cookies from being received, can be found at www.aboutcookies.org.
Read below for further details about cookies you may encounter while visiting our website. These details include what information is being held, how long you can expect it to be stored, and how your experience of our website will change if you block individual cookies from being sent to your device.
Types of cookies
Below are details of cookies you may encounter while visiting this website, including what information is being held, how long you can expect it to be stored, and how your experience of our website will change if you block individual cookies from being sent to your device.
To manage your browser setting to remove or control cookies, click here.
These cookies are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.
These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how they move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. We will use this information to make our website relevant to your interests.
To deactivate the use of third-party advertising cookies, you may visit the relevant consumer page to manage the use of these types of cookies.
Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after 12 months.
You can find more information about the individual cookies and the purposes here.
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|These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.|
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|These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors share our website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone.|
|We embed videos from our YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.|