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We use the following cookies:
- Analytical/performance cookies. They 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 and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
We collect both “session” cookies, which are not usually stored after your browsing session has ended, and “persistent” cookies, which may be.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below:
- Google Analytics – We use Google Analytics to help analyse and evaluate your use of the website and compile reports for us on activity on the website. For more information, including details of how to block these cookies specifically, please see https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/181881?hl=en
- Blog Posts/Comment – If you leave a comment or post on the website, then a cookie may be stored to “remember” your details for the next time you post (provided you have not cleared the cookie in the meantime).
You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you choose to block or delete cookies, this may affect the functionality of our site and services.