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How to control and delete cookies
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Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers as well as more general information about cookies.
Cookies used by this website
This is a list of the main cookies set by this website, and what each is used for:
Table of cookies used on this site for Analytics.
|_ga||2 Years||This site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate our use of our website and compile reports on user activity.|
|_gat||10 Minutes||Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this site, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.|
|_gid||24 Hours||This cookie is used to distinguish users and has an expiration of 24-hours.|
Visitor preference and website features
Table of cookies used on this site for Visitor preference and website features.
|region||Session||This cookie tracks a user’s region preference in order to customise the website to give the best users experience.|
|Session||These cookies are set by the AddThis application of the website and allow the user to share website content across social channels.|
|cookie_notice_accepted||12 Months||This cookie tracks a user’s acceptance of cookie usage on the website.|
|24 hours||These cookies are set by the WordFence website security system and are used to protect the website from malicious use.|