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- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website.
- 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.
How long a cookie stays on your hard disk depends on whether they are temporary or persistent cookies:
- Temporary cookies (sometimes called session cookies) do not have an expiration date; they expire as soon as you end the web session or close the browser window.
- Session cookies (sometimes called persistent cookies) have an expiration date; they remain on your computer even when you end the web session or you close the browser window. They can be read again by the website when you return.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
Google Universal Analytics
This cookie enables us to estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
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