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We want to make services we deliver on the internet easy to use and our content richer and relevant.  This sometimes involves placing cookies on your computer or mobile device.

Cookies are simple pieces of data stored on your hard drive. They are safe as they cannot be used to disseminate viruses and they can't be executed as code.

Cookies we use cannot be used to identify you personally as no personal information such as telephone numbers or email addresses are stored within these cookies. 

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We use Google Analytics to collect statistical data about our visitors. We collect this information in a way that does not identify you and the data is not shared with anybody else.

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