Last Updated: 13th February 2021
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We use first-party and third-party cookies on our site. Some of these cookies will stay on your computer or device only for as long as you are on the site, while others may last longer, unless you delete them. Please read on for more details about the types of cookies we use.
What Cookies We Use
Strictly Necessary - These cookies enable core functionality such as security, verification of identity and network management. These cookies can’t be disabled. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of our services will not work without them. Like the other cookies we use, strictly necessary cookies may be either first-party cookies or third-party cookies.
Functional - These cookies collect data to remember choices users make to improve and give a more personalised experience.
Analytical - These cookies help us to understand how visitors interact with our website, discover errors and provide a better overall analytics.
Marketing - These cookies are used to track advertising effectiveness to provide a more relevant service and deliver better ads to suit your interests.
Social Media - These cookies are set by social media services, such as Facebook and Instagram, that we have added to the site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. They do not allow us to gain access to your social media accounts. If you do not allow these cookies you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools.
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