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A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

How we use cookies

The cookies we use are "analytical" cookies. They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the 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. You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

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Purpose

More information

Cookies Set By Us

ASP.NET_SessionId

This is a simple token used by ASP.NET applications to identify your unique session on the website. This allows us to remember information to maintain the integrity of your session while transacting information with the website (accessing secure areas, forms submissions etc)

[This cookie will last for the duration of your browsing session on the website.]

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This cookie is used to record whether you have accepted the use of cookies on our website.

[This cookie is only set once you have chosen a cookie preference and will remember your preference. This cookie will stay on your browser for 3 months.]

Cookies Set By Third Parties

Google Analytics cookies:

 

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These cookies are used by Google 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 an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

The information from these cookies will be used by Google in accordance with Google's privacy policy.

 

Click here for the Google Privacy Policy and an overview of privacy at Google

 

[These cookies will be set with your consent and will stay on your browser for 12 months.]

Twitter cookies:

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These cookies are set by Twitter to provide Tweet links.

[These cookies will be set when you log in to Twitter via the Tweet links and will stay on your browser for 5 days]

AddThis cookies:

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These cookies are set by AddThis to provide analytics and targeted advertising.

The information from these cookies will be used by AddThis in accordance with the AddThis privacy policy.

Click here for the AddThis Privacy Policy.

[These cookies will be set when you browse the website and will stay on your browser for up to 2 years]

When entering this website, you will see a notice informing you that we intend to use cookies. Should you decide to opt out of cookies, a link is provided to browser settings.

  • If you have decided to opt out of cookies, we will not store any on your hard drive for the duration of your session, however you may not be able to access all or parts of our website. [You will be asked the same question about cookies the next time you visit this website.]
  • If you are happy for cookies to be used, your consent will be saved and you may not be asked again about cookies on subsequent visits to our website. We will still remind you that cookies are being used and give you information on how to disable them.
  • If you have chosen to navigate to another page on the website without choosing either option, we will assume that you agree to the cookies used and your consent will be implied. On subsequent pages you visit, we will remind you that cookies are being used and provide you with information on how to disable them. You will be asked the same question about cookies the next time you visit this website. 

Controlling cookies

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.  To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org

This website uses Google Analytics cookies. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

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