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The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables a web server to identify and track web browsers.

There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.

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The system our site is built on, ExpressionEngine, uses cookies to help you navigate, and to remember any preferences you have and pages you've already visited.

Other third party cookies

When you use this website, you may also be sent the following third party cookies, which may be used for the following purposes:

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Refusing cookies

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