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We use traffic log cookies from Google Analytics to identify which pages are being used on our website. 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.
If you would like to opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you can install their Browser Add-on.
We use the ShareThis toolbar around our website to allow users to share content that they find useful or interesting with friends or colleagues via Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Linked In. Seeing what content our users share is very important to us as it helps us understand the kind of content that interests our visitors. It also helps us continue to bring you interesting and relevant content in future.
Should you wish to opt-out of cookies from the ShareThis service you can do so via their privacy page.
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Alternatively you can choose to accept or decline cookies for specific websites. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer.
Information on deleting or controlling cookies is available at www.AboutCookies.org. Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site.