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We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website 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 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. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your account preferences.
- 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 TITLE]||[COOKIE NAME]||[DESCRIPTION OF THE PURPOSE FOR WHICH THE COOKIE IS USED (AND, WHERE POSSIBLE, HOW LONG IT LASTS) – FOR EXAMPLE:]This cookie [is essential for our site to][enables us to]:
[Estimate our audience size and usage pattern.]
[Store information about your account preference.]
[Speed up your searches.]
[Recognise you when you return to our site.]
|[WHERE APPROPRIATE, INSERT LINK TO EXTERNAL INFORMATION]|
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