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Anonymous performance cookies
These cookies are set by the third party analytics software, Google Analytics, which collects information about the pages visitors go to most often, and if you encounter missing pages or broken links. This information is completely anonymous and it helps us improve how the website works.
Third party cookies
Our website may use third-party tools for other reasons, such as media display and social networking. Examples of third-party cookie usage are:
- Share-This tool enables social sharing of our website content: cookies enable this tool to recognise if you are already logged into a social network or not.
These third-parties may also be using cookies to collect anonymous performance analytics like us.
How to turn cookies off
If you would like to turn off cookies, you can usually do this using your web browser. Click the Help menu in your browser to find out how, or follow one of the links below for information about the specific browser you are using. Remember that cookies can be essential to the functionality of some websites (e.g online shops and services which you log in to) so make sure you are aware how your favourite websites are using cookies before turning them off for these sites.