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What are Cookies?

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  • measure how you use our website, so we can updated and improved it, making it easier for you to use
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Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are called “Essential Cookies” . They relate to our Content Management System (CMS) called Drupal, which is the platform we use to build our website on. These Drupal Essential Cookies are required for the smooth running of our site.

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As this cookie is essential, it cannot be turned off.

Non-Essential Cookies

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These persistent cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site:

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The has_js session cookie is used to check if your browser has JavaScript enabled and expires when you exit your browser.
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