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We use the following cookies:
- 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.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website.
- 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:
|Cookie||Purpose||More information||Expiry Period|
|_ga||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||More information is available at Google Analytics: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage?hl=en||2 years|
|_gat||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.||More information is available at Google Analytics: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage?hl=en||Session|
|_gid||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||More information is available at Google Analytics: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage?hl=en||Session|
|Ads/ga-audiences||Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor’s online behaviour across websites.||More information is available at Google: https://policies.google.com/technologies/types?hl=en||Session|
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