Last modified 25th May 2018
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Do I have to agree to cookies?
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you should be able to change your browser settings to prevent that or by changing the settings in the cookie preferences on this website at anytime. You should read the information that came with your browser software to see how you can set up your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. This should then give you the opportunity to decide whether to accept it. However, you may not be able to take full advantage of a website if you do so. Cookies are specific to the server that created them and cannot be accessed by other servers, which means they cannot be used to track your movements around the web.
Where can I get more information about cookies and how to change my settings?
To remove Google Analytics tracking please download the plug-in for your browser.
For more information about cookies, please visit www.aboutcookies.org
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First-party cookies are set when you interact with our site. Your browser will only send these cookies in requests to our site.
These cookies are necessary for our site to work correctly. You can block these cookies through your browser settings, but if you choose to do so some features will no longer work.
- This cookie is used to remember your cookie preferences. It is created when you change your cookie preferences and expires after thirty days.
Google Analytics cookies
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Other third-party cookies
These cookies are set by content on our site that is supplied by other providers. You can block these cookies through your browser settings, but if you choose to do so some features will no longer work.
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