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We use the following cookies:
- Necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our site, 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 site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our site 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 site. 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 site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our site and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
Our site uses two types of cookies - "session cookies" and "persistent cookies". Session cookies are temporary cookies that remain on your device until you leave our site. A persistent cookie remains on your device for much longer or until you manually delete it (how long the cookie remains on your device will depend on the duration or "lifetime" of the specific cookie and your browser settings).
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|Necessary||These cookies are essential to make our site work correctly, they enable you to move around our site and features of our site. Examples include remembering previous actions (e.g. entered text) when navigating back to a page in the same session.||These cookies do not identify you as an individual. If you do not accept these cookies, it may affect the performance of our site, or parts of it.||Persistent.|
|Analytical/Performance||These cookies help us understand how visitors interact with our site by providing information about the areas visited, the time spent on our site, and any issues encountered, such as error messages. This helps us improve the performance of our site.||These cookies do not identify you as an individual. All data is collected and aggregated anonymously.||Session/persistent.|
|Functionality||These cookies allow our site to remember the choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) to provide a more personalised online experience. They can also enable visitors to watch videos and engage with social tools, such as blogs, chatrooms and forums.||The information these cookies collect may include personally identifiable information that you have disclosed, such as your username or profile picture. We shall always be transparent with you about what information we collect, what we do with it and with whom we share it. If you do not accept these cookies, it may affect the performance and functionality of our site and may restrict access to content on our site.||Persistent.|
|Targeting||These cookies are used to deliver content that is more relevant to you and your interests. They may be used to deliver targeted advertising or to limit the number of times you see an advertisement. They also help us measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns on our site and other sites. We may use these cookies to remember websites you have visited and we may share this information with other parties, including advertisers.||Most types of these cookies track consumers via their IP address so may collect some personal identifiable information.||Session/persistent.|
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