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Cookies are usually based on anonymous information and do not contain personal information, but it may occasionally be possible to identify you from where the cookie is used in combination with other information.
We use first-party and third-party cookies on our website, and both session and persistent cookies.
These are the cookies that we use:
Cookie Name: ASP.NET_SessionId
Type: First-party session cookie
Purpose: Not currently used
Cookie Name: cookieswarning
Type: First-party cookie
Purpose: Used to record you have been shown the cookie warning message
Cookie Name: Google Analytics _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz
Type: Third-party cookies
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If you require further information about cookies in general, and how to set your browser to accept or block some or all of our cookies, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org. The Help feature on most browsers will also tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether.