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Our cookies help us:
- Make our website work smoothly as you would expect
- Remember your settings between visits
- Offer you content
- Improve the speed of the site
- Improve the security of the site
- Allow you to share pages easily across social media networks
- Continuously improve our website
- Make our marketing more efficient
- Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
- Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
- Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
- Pay sales commissions
Third Party Functions
Social Website Cookies
So you can easily Like or Share our content on social media networks we have included sharing buttons on our site. Cookies are set by:
- ShareThis (Who provide lots of sharing buttons in a single package)
The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on your personal privacy settings that you have chosen on these networks.
Visitor Statistics Cookies
There are two types of cookie that may be used during your visit to our website:
1. Session cookies
Session cookies are deleted after each visit to our site. For example, when you are browsing our site, it will remember you for the duration of your visit, but the cookie will be removed from your computer as soon as you close down your internet browser.
2. Persistent cookies
Persistent cookies remember you for a set period of time. On your first visit to our site, you will be presented with a default view. Over time, the version of the site you see may change, as persistent cookies remember items you have previously viewed, preference changes you have made, or whether you logged into or out of your account while browsing.
By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
You can 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.
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after 5 years.