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There are two types of cookie you may encounter when using this site:

First party cookies: these are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our site.

Third party cookies: these are cookies found in other companies‚ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site, for example Facebook or Twitter have their own cookies, which are controlled by them.

First party cookies

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Third party cookies

We sometimes embed video, images or other content from websites such as YouTube, Flickr and Twitter. We may also allow you to share links to content on our site with other websites by the use of “Share” buttons.

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These are Google Analytics cookies, used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. You can see Google’s Privacy Policy here.

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These cookies are all typically written to the browser upon the loading of YouTube videos. See Google’s Policies and Principles.

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