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List of Cookies Used on this Website
|Session / Login Cookies||End of browser session||In order for our server to recognise a logged in user, a session cookie must be used. When a user first this website, they are assigned a cookie which is then used to identify them throughout their session. The information passed does not contain or relate to any personal information.|
|Username Cookie||31 days from last login||Many users prefer not to have to remember their username on a website, therefore by default we store the latest username in a cookie for successful logins.|
|Analytics Cookies||Maximum two years from set / update||These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site, which we use to help improve it. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. We use one of the most frequently used suppliers for this.|
|Cookie Cookie||60 days from set / update||We provide an option to “Hide this message” about cookies, which itself requires a cookie. This cookie is only written to your computer if you click the “Hide this message” link.|