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Cookies – What are they?

Cookies are small chunks of data which are stored in your Web browser. These little bits of information can be saved by the Web sites you visit and used in many useful ways. Examples include storing personal preferences so a visitor can customize how a site looks, login information if the site requires authentication, a list of items in your shopping cart, etc. They can also be used to track your journey around a site and even provide targeted advertisements based on your searches or the sites you like to visit. It is estimated that over 92% of Web sites use cookies.

Does this site use Cookies?

Yes, we use Google Analytics to aid us in improving the site and monitor its usage. This involves setting some cookies that are looked after by Google. If you do NOT want us to make use of Google Analytics during your visit:

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The following cookies are used by Google Analytics:

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Expires: After 2 years
Description: Set by Google Analytics to keep track of the number of visits to the site. This helps us to monitor usage, spot potential problems and improve the site.

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Expires: After 30 minutes
Description: Set by Google Analytics to the starting time of your current visit. Again, this helps us monitor usage of the site and hopefully make the site easier to use.

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Expires: When you close your browser
Description: Set by Google Analytics to the ending time of your current visit. This too helps us see how much the site is being used and whether there are areas we can improve.

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Expires: After 6 months
Description: Set by Google Analytics to create reports on how you got to the site. For example, if you used a link on another site, or a search engine and what keywords led you to us. This helps us to see which marketing methods work best.

To remember your choice in the use of Google Analytics we store the following cookie:

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Expires: After 30 days
Description: This is only set once you have made a decision regarding Google Analytics cookies so the site can remember your answer.

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