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Cookies are small text files stored on your computing device when you visit a website and may be used to enable websites to run effectively or to identify your device whenever you return to a website.

Measuring Google Analytics 

We use first-party Google Analytics cookies to track anonymous usage statistics and do not collect any personal information that can be used to identify you. This helps us analyse data about webpage usage and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Google analytics sets the following first-party cookies:

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Google Analytics does not collect any personal information, as identified in their privacy policy. Google also offers a browser plugin that allows users to opt out of their analytics. For further information about Google Analytics, visit: Google’s Privacy Policy - Google Analytics Help pages -

Social Media website cookies  

Users can ‘like’ or share our content on the likes of LinkedIn and Twitter where we have included sharing buttons on our site. The privacy implications for this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks. More information about cookies All About Cookies -

How do I manage cookies or turn them off? 

You can manage the cookies stored on your computer, or turn them off completely, through your browser settings. All modern browsers will let you change your cookie settings to give you broad control over whether cookies can be set or not. For more information, visit the help section for the browser you use. Here are a few of the most popular: Cookie settings in Internet Explorer - Cookie settings in Firefox - Cookie settings in Chrome - Cookie settings in Safari -