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Cookie policy
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer, smartphone or other device when you visit a website. Cookies are used for a number of purposes, including to make some parts of a website work or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of a site about how it is used.

Some of the cookies our websites use are essential for them to function properly, but we also use some non-essential cookies that help us to improve these. The table below sets out a full list of the cookies used on our websites and what we use these for.

Google Analytics

Analytics.js  ​_ga
This cookie is used to help us count how many people visit the website by identifying whether you’ve visited us before ( 2 years ).
Analytics.js _gat
This cookie is used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made ( 10 minutes ).

ga.js ​ ​​_utma
This cookie is used to count how many unique visitors there are to the website ( 2 years ).
ga.js ​ _utmt
This cookie is used to record the rate at which page view requests are made ( 10 minutes ).
ga.js ​ _utmb
This works with _utmc to determine whether a visit has timed out and to track activity during your visit ( 30 minutes ).
ga.js ​_utmc
This cookie works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser  ( when you close your browser ).
ga.js ​_utmz
This tells us how you reached our website ( ​6 months ).

You can find more information about cookies, including how to control the use of these through your browser settings, at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/

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