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Cookies used on our site

Our site is run using Google technology and all the cookies are created by the standard Google systems. You can view a list of types of cookie used by the Google system at Google cookie types.

Most Google users will have a preferences cookie called ‘NID’ in their browsers. A browser sends this cookie with requests to our site. The NID cookie contains a unique ID that Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20) and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on. Note that this unique ID belongs to the browser, rather than you as a person. This cookie will be sent as soon as you connect to our site and cannot be disabled.

Two further cookies may be stored: '1P_JAR' and 'CONSENT'. They indicate the status of your consent given to Google for their privacy policy and the date when that was given.

When you first connect to our site, you will be asked to consent to the storage of further cookies by a pop-up message. If you block all cookies in your browser, this message will pop up for every page of our site but most of the site will remain functional.

Clicking on 'LEARN MORE' will take you to Google's explanation of their use of cookies.

No further cookies will be stored if you do not press 'GOT IT'.

Press "GOT IT" and the pop-up message will disappear. Another cookie called 'SITES-CONSENT' will be stored to remember that you do not want to see the pop-up again.

Further cookies may be stored if you happen to be signed in to a Google account. These are used for security and to recall any preferences you may have saved in your Google account.

You can manage the features that use these cookies by setting your preferences at Google Privacy Checkup

You can prevent the use of these further cookies by signing out from Google.

We do not store any cookies for use by Google analytics or any other analytics provider.

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

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