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We use the following cookies:
Session (Transient) cookies: These cookies are erased when you close your browser, and do not collect information from your computer. They typically store information in the form of a session identification that does not personally identify the user.
Persistent (Permanent or Stored) cookies: These cookies are stored on your hard drive until they expire (i.e. they are based on a set expiration date) or until you delete them. These cookies are used to collect identifying information about the user, such as Web surfing behaviour or user preferences for a specific site.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
There are various ways in which you can control and manage cookies.
You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.
If you opt out of cookies and then delete all cookies, your opt out will not be saved and you will need to opt out again as this will then store a strictly necessary cookie so that your device will remember that you have opted out.
The settings you change will only apply to the device on which you change them and will not apply across all your devices. If you want to opt out of cookies on all your devices, you will need to change the settings on all of your devices individually.
Please note that if you block cookies this will impact on how our site functions and in some cases (in particular with regard to strictly necessary cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.