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Of course, you can still make full use of the site if you specifically choose to delete or not to accept the cookie on your browser.
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Information supplied by cookies helps us to understand how our visitors use our website so that we can improve how we present our content to you. These cookies collect information about how visitors use the website.For example, we use Google Analytics cookies to collect anonymous information on all site visitors. We use the information to help us improve the site.All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how the website works.
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Anonymous analytics cookies
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These cookies allow us to know whether or not you've seen an advert or a type of advert, and how long it is since you've seen it. These cookies are anonymous - they store information about the content you are browsing, but not about who you are.
Third party cookies
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How do I turn cookies off?
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, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.
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