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What are cookies used for?
First party cookies (session and persistent cookies)
First party cookies are cookies set by a website visited by the user. Session cookies are essential to make our website work correctly - they remember your preferences and customize content based on your previous actions. Session cookies are temporary and expire at the end of each browser session. Unlike session cookies, persistent cookies are stored on your equipment between browsing sessions until expiry or deletion. They enable the website to recognize you on your return, remembering your preferences from the previous browsing session.
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Our website uses Google Analytics and its cookies are used to collect information about how you use our site. We use the information for analytic purposes and it helps us improve our services to you and our site content. More information about how Google Analytics collects and processes data can be found at the following page: How Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps
. We may also publish Google Adsense interest-based advertisement links on our website. When you click on a Google Adsense link Google will track your behaviour across the web using cookies and may use this information to tailor future advertising to reflect your interests. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser using Google's Ads Preference Manager, available here at www.google.com/ads/preferences/
. You can also opt-out of the Adsense partner network cookie at www.google.com/privacy_ads.html
. Please note this opt-out mechanism itself uses a cookie so, if you clear the cookies from your browser, your opt-out will not be preserved and you will have to reset your Google opt-out cookie. To ensure your opt-out is preserved you can use the Google browser plug-in available at: www.google.com/ads/preferences/plugin
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