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We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our site, or make use of e-billing services.
- Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our site. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name, and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our site, the pages you have visited, and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our site and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|_utma||This cookie enables us to tell whether a visitor has visited our site before, so that we can count how many visitors are new to our site or to a certain page on our site.||2 years|
|_utmb||This cookie works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time a visitor spends on our site.||30 minutes|
|_utmc||This cookie works with _utmb to calculate when a visitor closes their browser.||30 minutes|
|_utmz||This cookie tells us how a visitor reached our site, for example from another website or a search engine.||6 months|
|-anspress_session;||This cookie works in connection with registration and maintaining visitor preferences. This includes tracking topics, and showing the visitor which topics have new replies since their last visit, and to automatically log visitors in when they return.||One day|
|-bp-activity-oldestpage;||This cookie also works in connection with registration and maintaining visitor preferences. This includes tracking topics, and showing the visitor which topics have new replies since their last visit, and to automatically log visitors in when they return.||Browser session|
|-csfrtoken;||This is an Instagram cookie that helps prevent cross-site request forgery attacks (CSRF).||One Year|
|-urlgen;||This is a cookie used by Instagram API which makes using Instagram on our site possible.||Browser session|
|-rur.||This is a cookie used by Instagram API which makes using Instagram on our site possible.||Browser session|
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