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We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies
These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website and cannot be switched off. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart (only applicable where our website contains an ecommerce function) or make use of e-billing services. These cookies do not store personally identifiable information.
- Analytical/performance cookies
These cookies 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 and identifying popular and least popular pages contained on the site. Information collected is anonymous and visitors cannot be personally identified.
This website may use Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web, helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track activity such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so that we can continue to produce engaging content. Click here for more information on Google Analytics and its cookies.
This website may also use Hotjar heat mapping software, which is a trusted source of website user tracking, allowing us to understand how you use and interact with the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track activity such as the buttons you click and the pages you view.
From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features, cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience in using the site whilst ensuring that we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.
- Functionality cookies
These are used to recognise you when you return to our website and enhance functionality and personalisation. This enables us or third party providers to personalise content for you and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Targeting cookies
These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed and are often set through websites by advertising partners (where advertising is implemented on the site). We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it, if featured, more relevant to your interests. These cookies do not store personally identifiable information and are based on your browser and internet device.
- Social media cookies
These cookies are set by social media services added to our website which enable you to share content from our website with your networks. They can track your browser across other websites and create a profile of your interests, enhancing your profile on their site or contributing to the data they hold for various purposes, as well as helping our website to display content and messages relevant to you.
This site may offer newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.
When you submit data to us through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms, cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.
In order to provide you with a positive user experience on this website, we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. We need to set cookies so that this information can be recalled.
Cookies set by third parties
We have no control over third party cookies and we cannot accept any liability for the third party’s compliance with its legal obligations.
Some cookies may be implemented by third parties located in the US. If you agree to these cookies, you consent to the transfer of your data to the US according to Article 49(1) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The US third party may not provide levels of protection equivalent to protection levels in the EU, EEA, Switzerland or UK. Persons in the EU may not have effective legal remedies against access to data by US authorities.
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Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality and features of this and many other websites that you visit.
You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
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