Privacy & Cookies


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Our website uses our own cookies, and some from other sites. These include those set by Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets cookies in order to evaluate use of our site’s services and to compile reports for us. Google provides a tool for you to opt out of Google Analytics cookies if you wish.

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The tables below outline the different functions of the cookies on this website.

Our Cookies

Cookie nameCookie purpose
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Cookies from other sites

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