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We use two types of cookies on this website:
Session cookies are temporary cookies that remain on your machine only for as long as you are on the website and are deleted after each visit.
Persistent cookies remain on your machine until expiry or deletion (many of these have automatic deletion dates).
Persistent cookies may store your personal preferences, for example your language preferences on multi-lingual sites.
They may also be used to record activity you may have previously completed, such as an online survey, so that you are not asked to complete the survey every time you use the site.
Some of the cookies we use within our online services are ‘strictly necessary’. These are limited to those deemed essential to provide you with the services you have requested.
We sometimes use third parties to assist us in the analysis of visits to and performanceof our website, but no personal information is collected and no personal information is sent to the third parties for this purpose.
You can block any cookies from any website through your browser settings. For more specific information about how to do this and how to manage cookies to suit your preferences, including deleting those that have already been added to your computer, please visit www.aboutcookies.org.