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Types of cookies
Broadly there are four types of cookie:
Performance cookies – these cookies collect anonymous information about users for the purpose of assessing the performance of a website. Common uses include well-known analytics tools such as ‘Google Analytics.’
Functionality cookies – These are cookies that automatically remember choices that users have previously made in order to improve their experience next time they visit a website. For example, where users select their preferred settings and layout.
Targeting cookies – These cookies are used to tailor marketing to you and your interests. These cookies can remember that you have visited a website. This information may be shared with other organisations such as advertisers.
- Recognise you whenever you visit this website
- Obtain information about your preferences and use of our website
- Carry out research and statistical analysis to help improve our content
- Make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable
- Target you for advertising when you leave our website
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