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We use the following cookies:
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- Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
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You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
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|Cookiemonsta||This cookie tracks whether a user has clicked the EU Cookie Compliance Banner that appears on the site. Maximum expiry 1 month.
|hjIncludedInSample||This cookie is used by the HotJar behaviour tracking platform. Expires at end of browser session
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