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We use different types of cookies for different things, such as:

  • Analysing how you use the site
  • Giving you a better, more personalised experience
  • Recognising when you’ve signed in
  • Third Parties use of cookies for personalisation of advertising

Read on to find out more about the different kinds of cookie we use.

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Performance cookies

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3rd party Cookies utilises third-party software for statistics on our website usage, advertising and for social media plugin functionality. A list of these and their relevant privacy policies are listed below:

  • Google Analytics. We use this for general website statistics.
  • Google Adsense and Google Doubleclick for Publishers. We use this software for rendering some advertising. Google will use your personal data when you give consent and your personal data will be used for personalisation of ads, and that cookies may be used for personalised and non-personalised advertising. See Google’s Privacy and Terms site at
  • Facebook. Login services, Like buttons, and other useful plugins are used here.
  • Twitter. Login services, Tweet buttons are loaded from Twitter.
  • Other login service providers. We have integrated several third-party identity providers to enable you to log in to using your identity provider of choice. Your use of this provider’s service may rely on cookies as detailed in your identity provider’s own privacy policy, which we encourage you to read.

Can I use without enabling cookies?

You can access without using cookies by turning them off in your web browser settings; however parts of the site may not work properly. It is likely that you will not be able to log in to the web site, as we rely on cookies to keep you logged in. In addition, you may see less relevant advertising.

How do I turn cookies off?

Cookies are saved to the browser, so to turn off any cookie you will have to do so for each browser you use. Usually most people have concerns about the use of cookies by third party advertising companies. These cookies do not collect any personal information and are only used to tailor advertising to be more relevant for you. You can turn off third party advertising cookies via Your Online Choices at or you can delete individual cookies or disable all cookies within your browser by following your browser’s settings menu.

Where can I read more information?

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