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- Make our website work smoothly as you would expect
- Remember your settings during and between visits
- Offer you content
- Improve the speed and security of the site
- Allow you to share pages easily across social media networks
- Continuously improve our website
- Make our marketing more efficient
- Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
- Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
- Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
- Pass data to advertising networks
- Pay sales commissions
Website Function Cookies
The privacy implications of sharing content will vary across different social networks and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.
Visitor Statistics Cookies
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|Google Analytics||_ga, _gat, NID||_ga & _gat analytic cookies allow for tracking the path of visitors through the website and identifying returning visitors. Statistics derived from this information help us identify how well certain pages and aspects of the site perform and where we can make improvements to help visitors access the information they need more quickly and with less hassle. NID is placed from where Google Maps have been embedded.||Google.com|
|YouTube||VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, YSC, PREF||All 3 cookies set by YouTube.com. YouTube should not store any information unless the video is played or you follow the link via the player to Youtube.com||Youtube.com|
|fr||Contains encrypted Facebook ID & browser ID. This cookie us used by Facebook to track opted-out Facebook users as is used for advertising purposes. In this instance Facebook is a third party position and it is the Facebook social plug-in that is responsible for setting this cookie.||Facebook.com|
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