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The cookies we use are "analytical" cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|Session Cookie||SNSESS||Maintain User Session||This cookie is required for the site to remember who you are between clicks|
|Google Analytics Cookie||Varies||Tracking Cookie||This cookie allows us to track your browsing on our website. This helps us to create optimised content.|
|Cookie based authentication||Varies||Cookie based authentication||This cookie allows the site to remember you after you close your browser and revisit the site. This cookie is only set if you click the 'remember me' option when logging in.|
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