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We use the following cookies:
• Analytical/performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
• Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you come to or return to our website. Should we bring in such functionality, this would also enable us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|__utmt||10 minutes||Used to throttle request rate.|
|__utmc||End of browser session||Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.|
|__utmv||2 years from set/update||Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.|
|contrast_active||1 year from set/update||Used to show/hide a high contrast version of the website, with increased colour contrast, and clearer images. This is and accessibility feature.|
|accessibility_active||1 year from set/update||Used to show/hide accessibility version of the website, with increased font sizes, and clearer images. This is and accessibility feature.|
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