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We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
- 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, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|Statistics||_ga||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||http://www.aboutcookies.org.uk/cookie-types|
|Statistics||_gat||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate||http://www.aboutcookies.org.uk/cookie-types|
|Statistics||_gid||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||http://www.aboutcookies.org.uk/cookie-types|
|Marketing||Collect (Google Analytics)||Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across d evices and marketing channels.||http://www.aboutcookies.org.uk/cookie-types|
|Marketing||VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE (YouTube)||Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.||http://www.aboutcookies.org.uk/cookie-types|
|Marketing||YSC (YouTube)||Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.||http://www.aboutcookies.org.uk/cookie-types|
|Marketing||fr (Facebook)||Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.||http://www.aboutcookies.org.uk/cookie-types|
|Marketing||NID||Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads.||http://www.aboutcookies.org.uk/cookie-types|
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