Version: October 2020
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- Functionality cookies. These cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our Site. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our Site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our Site and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the ‘manage cookies’ and also opt out or amend your cookie settings.
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. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.