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We do not store any personal or financial information in the cookies; they are designed only to collect information of an anonymous nature. The cookies we use cannot read or search your computer, smartphone or web-enabled device to obtain information about you, or read any material kept on your hard drive.
We use the following cookies:
The following are further details of the individual cookies that might be set by us when you visit our site, together with an explanation of their purpose.
|These cookies are part of Google Analytics and allow us to measure information about how visitors use our site. This includes identifying each unique user to our site and details of each page visited. _gat is used to limit the collection of analytics data on high traffic sites.
For further information, please read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data.
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|Doubleclick is Google’s real time bidding advertising exchange. The Doubleclick cookies target specific advertising to potential customers and gathers information about how or if you are interacting with these ads.||4 months
|These cookies are set by Google. Google tracks users extensively across many millions of websites. Google uses this gathered data to profile the interest of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles, as well as aligning adverts to the content pages where its customer’s adverts appear.||2 years (apart from NID which is 10 months)|
|These cookies are set by Facebook. Facebook uses this gathered data to profile the interest of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles, as well as aligning adverts to the content pages where its customer’s adverts appear||
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