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We use the following cookies:
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- Analytical/performance cookies - These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors 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.
- 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).
- Targeting cookies -These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to be notified of or refuse the setting of various cookies. However, if you disable cookies, it may limit or impair the functionality of this website.
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You can get more information about cookies, and about how to change your browser settings, at:
UK Information Commissioner’s Office Cookie Guidance: https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/
European Commission Information on Cookies: http://ec.europa.eu/ipg/basics/legal/cookies/index_en.htm