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The types of cookies we use are briefly described below:
These cookies are used to recognise and monitor the number of visitors and unique visits we have to our website, as well as monitoring the use of our website.
This helps us to improve the way our website works and no personal information is collected.
These cookies are used when you activate certain functions or interact with the website - for example by playing an embedded video, using Google maps, or clicking our Twitter or Facebook links. These cookies are set by the following:
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These cookies are fundamental to the normal performance of our website and are set automatically. These are most commonly used to facilitate the completion of registration forms.
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.