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Two types of cookies are used on this website.
Session cookies are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the site.
We use session cookies to;
- carry information across pages of our site and avoid you having to re-enter information each time you enter a new page.
Persistent cookies remain in the cookie file of your browser even after the browser is closed. The length of time a cookie remains depends on its lifespan.
We use persistent cookies to;
- help us recognise you as a unique user (just a number) when you return to our website
- to remember what kind of user you are and which parts of the information available to you, you have shown an interest in
- collect and compile anonymous, aggregated information for statistical and evaluation purposes to help us understand how users use the website and help us improve the structure of our website.
No personal information is stored in our cookies.
Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. However, you have the ability to disable cookies if you wish, generally through changing the internet software browsing settings. It may also be possible to change the settings to enable acceptance of specific cookies. Please refer to the help section on your browser. If cookies are disabled it may mean that not all services of a site, or indeed any, might be available.
For more information about cookies and how to disable them please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/