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To enable us to monitor and improve the Site, we gather certain aggregated information about you when you use it, including details of your operating system, browser version, domain name and IP address, the URL you came from and go to and the parts of our Site you visit. We may aggregate statistics, traffic patterns and related site information and disclose such aggregate data to third parties for marketing, advertising or other promotional purposes but such aggregate data will not include any Personal Information.
For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service.
In particular, we use the following cookies:
Essential cookies. These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Site and use its features, such as accessing secure areas.
Analytics cookies. These cookies collect information about how visitors use our Site, for instance which pages visitors go to most often and if they get error messages from the web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor; all information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how our Site works.
Targeting cookies. Targeting cookies may used to keep record of your behaviour and preferences, so as to present content that is more relevant to your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. These cookies may be set through our site by us or our advertising partners. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, the advertising you will receive will not be tailored on your interests.
You will normally see a message on our Site before we store a cookie on your computer. We may also use banners and pop-ups from time to time to give you options around cookies use.
You can also manage cookie use via your browser settings (this will allow you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies) and your browser provider may ask you to confirm your settings. Note, however, that if you block all cookies (including essential cookies) via your browser settings you may not be able to access all or parts of our Site.
You can also find more information about cookies generally here: www.allaboutcookies.org.