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Cookies allow web sites and applications to respond to you as an individual. The web site can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
They can also help us build an analytical picture of the site and how it is performing.
We use session cookies to manage your movement between pages, handle logins and to help with site searches. These are removed when you leave the site and are essential to the running of the site.
We use analytical cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and general visitor behaviour on our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and it does not contain any personally identifiable information and in no way gives us access to any files on your computer.
You can choose to delete individual cookies or block them entirely at any time by going to the settings in your browser. There is a guide on how to do this at www.managecookies.co.uk. Note that if you disable cookies altogether then this may cause functionality issues on this and other websites.