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Cookies are used on this site purely to improve services for you through, for example:
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- measuring how many people are using the site, so it can be made easier to use and ensure there is enough capacity and fast enough
We use Google Analytics to determine how many people use this site. Google Analytics stores information about the pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and how you utilise the website. We do not collect or store any directly identifiable personal information (e.g. your name or address) which could be used to identify who you are. To find out more about how Google uses the information it stores in cookies please review their documentation.
The following cookies are used by Google Analytics:
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- _gid is used to distinguish users (anonymously) and expires after 24 hours
- _gat is used to manage usage of the analytics functions and expires after 1 minute
- _gac contains anonymous usage information and expires after 90 days
The following cookie may be used to provide other normal website functions:
- asp.net_sessionid contains session related information for the user and expires when the browser is closed
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