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We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
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Cookies on our website are used for a variety of different purposes, but generally speaking their use breaks down into the following categories:
- a) Strictly Necessary Cookies: These are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.
- b) Analytical/Performance Cookies: These allow us to recognize and count the number of users of our website and see how such users navigate through our website. This helps to improve how our website works, for example, by ensuring that users can find what they are looking for easily.
- c) Functionality Cookies: These improve the functional performance of our website and make it easier for you to use. For example, such cookies are used to remember that you have previously visited the website and asked to remain logged in to it.
The following table lists the cookies use on our website:
We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website.
Our analytics service provider generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies.
The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website.
You can manage cookies by activating the setting on your Internet browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. Please note, if you do turn cookies off, this will limit the service that we are able to provide to you and may affect your user experience.
Our website uses live chat. Live Chat uses the following cookies:
The only personal information about the visitor stored in a cookie is the email address they provide. This information is scrambled (not readable in plain text).
The cookies are stored in the visitor’s browser so once they are deleted in the browser they cannot be retrieved.
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