Last updated 31 August 2020.

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To the best of our knowledge cookies are only used on our site to:

  • enhance the user experience
  • enable specific features to function
  • enable us to gather statistics about the way users navigate our websites to inform future development

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you.

Understanding how people use our website

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how you use this website. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting your needs and to make improvements based on our findings.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit on
  • the time you spend on each page
  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data. View an overview of privacy at Google.

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Google Analytics uses the following cookies:

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