What are cookies?
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How cookies make our web site safer and easier to use
We use 'analytics' cookies to help us analyze how users use this web site. By indicating how and when visitors use the site, cookies aid us in finding out which areas are popular and which areas are not and how we can improve things for you. Many improvements and updates are based on information supplied by these cookies.
Can cookies pass on my personal information to others?
We use 'analytics' cookies on this web site and in doing so we do share certain limited information with our third party 'analytics' provider but none of that information can be traced to an individual.
This site may embed content provided by third-parties. Such content can be news media, social media feeds, etc., which set and track their own cookies. With certain limited exceptions (such as furnishing geolocation data, if present) we do not share any information obtained about your use of this site with said providers.
How you can manage your cookies
The browsers of most computers, smartphones and other web-enabled devices are typically set up to accept cookies. You have the option to control the acceptance of cookies yourself and, if you wish, to block them entirely by configuring your Internet browser. Please refer to the documentation for your browser to change your preferences for this.
Please remember that cookies are used to enable and improve certain functions on our web site. If you choose to switch certain cookies off, it is likely to affect how our site works.
Learn more about cookies on Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie