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Persistent/analytical/performance cookies: consist of text files sent by a web server to a web browser, which allows us to collect and analyze (on an anonymous basis) traffic and use of our Websites, monitor the system and improve operating performance, for example, store your preferences to enhance your subsequent visits. They will not be automatically deleted when the browser is closed but are stored by the browser and will remain valid until their set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date).
Session/functionality cookies: are essential to ensure the correct functioning of our Websites and are used to manage registration/login and access to reserved features.
First Party Cookies: in basic terms, are cookies set by the website you have visited - the website displayed in the URL window.
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Clear GIFs, pixel tags and other technologies: Clear GIFs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on your computer’s hard drive, clear GIFs are embedded invisibly on web pages.
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We do not automatically capture or store personal information from browsers to our Websites, other than to log your IP address (which in certain circumstances will be your personal information) and session information such as the duration of your visit to our Websites and the nature of the browser used. This information is used only for administration of our Websites and in the compilation of statistics which we use for analysis in order to improve our Websites and understand in general terms who uses our Websites.