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Cookies used on our site

Our site is run using Google technology. It uses cookies to provide its services. When you first connect to our site you will see a consent message like this:

If you block all cookies in your browser, this message will pop up for every page of our site. Most of the site will remain functional.

As soon as you connect to our site Google will make use of one cookie called "NID" from the domain. It will probably already exist in your browser, but a new one may be created if you have never been to any Google service before. It is used to remember any preferences you may have set (like preferred language.) It typically has an expiry lifetime of 6 months which is refreshed if you visit any Google site.

If you do not click the "GOT IT" link, no further cookies will be stored on your computer, but the pop-up message will appear on every page.

If you do click the "GOT IT" button, a cookie called SITES-CONSENT will be stored on your computer for our site. This is used to stop the pop-up re-appearing and to remember that you have agreed to Google's use of cookies.

Once you have agreed to Google's use of cookies, the number of cookies stored depends on whether you are logged in to a Google account on the browser you are using. There is no need to have a Google account to use our website.

Any Google login persists when you close and re-open your browser. When you sign up to a Google account you generally consent to their privacy policy.

Depending on sites you have previously visited, a cookie for the Google doubleclick advertising system may be stored. We do not have any ads on our pages, nor do we advertise via Google.

It will also store some Google analytics cookies. Google analytics is a service to allow website owners to obtain anonymous information about how people use their sites. We have not signed up for Google Analytics so these cookies serve no useful purpose.

We do not store any cookies other than those generated by the Google system.

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies for all sites.

For more on Google's use of cookies see How Google uses cookies

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