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Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you'd expect
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  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Make our marketing more efficient

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

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More about our cookies

Website function cookies

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Social website cookies

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Visitor statistics cookies

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Advertising cookies

Cookies are widely used in online advertising. We, advertisers or our advertising partners cannot gain personally identifiable information from these cookies. We fund our site by showing adverts as you browse our site. These adverts may be managed by a partner specialising in providing adverts for multiple sites. Invariably these partners place cookies to collect anonymous data about the websites you visits so they can personalise the adverts to you, ensure that you don't see the same adverts too frequently and ultimately report to advertisers on which adverts are working. The fact to opting out of advertising cookies will not mean you won't see adverts, just simply that they won't be tailored to you any longer.

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