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What cookies do we use on the Sites? We use the following cookies : Analytical 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. These cookies do not collect information that can identify you. All the information that these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how the website works. Our website uses Google Analytics cookies. Information collected by Google Analytics cookies will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States of America in accordance with its privacy practices. To see and overview of privacy at Google and how this applies to Google Analytics, visit http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html. You may opt out of tracking by Google Analytics by visiting https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl+en-GB. Functional cookies. Functional cookies. These are used to recognize you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalize our content for you and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region). These cookies do not collect information that can identify you. All the information that these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how the website works. You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|Cookie type||Cookie name||Source||Purpose|
|Analytical||__utma||Google Analytics||Determines unique visitor to your site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with unique OD that Google analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.|
|Analytical||__utmb||Google Analytics||Establishes and continues a user session with our site. When a user view a page on your site, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established.|
|Analytical||__utmz||Google Analytics||Stores the type of referral used by visitor to reach your site. Whether via a direct method, a referring link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within your own site. The cookie is updated with each page view to your site.|
How to disable or delete cookies? You may disable cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to disable all cookies (including strictly necessary cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of the Sites. Disabling a cookie or category of cookie does not delete the cookie from your browser. You will need to do this separately within your browser. If you would like to make changes to your cookie settings, please go to the 'Options' or 'Preferences' menu of your browser. Alternatively, go to the 'Help' option in your browser for more details. To learn more about the cookie settings for your browser, please select the links below: If you have disabled one or more analytical cookies, we may still use information collected from cookies prior to your disabled preference being set, however, we will stop using the disabled cookie to collect any further information. Except for strictly necessary cookies, all cookies will expire after two years.