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Cookies and Local Storage
|Type of cookie
|Analytics and Performance Cookies
These cookies are used to collect information about traffic to our Services and how users use our Services. The information gathered does not identify any
individual visitor. The information is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It includes the number of visitors to our Services, the websites that referred them to
our Services, the pages that they visited on our Services, what time of day they visited our Services, whether they have visited our Services before, and other
similar information. We use this information to help operate our Services more efficiently, to gather broad demographic information and to monitor the level of
activity on our Services. We use Google Analytics for this purpose. Google Analytics uses its own cookies. It is only used to improve how our Services works.
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You can prevent the use of Google Analytics relating to your use of our Services by downloading and installing the browser plugin
available via this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB
These cookies are essential to provide you with services available through our Services and to enable you to use its features. For example, they allow you to log in
to secure areas of our Services and help the content of the pages you request load quickly. Without these cookies, the services that you have asked for cannot be
provided, and we only use these cookies to provide you with those services.
These cookies allow our Services to remember choices you make when you use our Services, such as remembering your language preferences, remembering your login
details, remembering which polls you have voted in and in some cases, to show you poll results, and remembering the changes you make to other parts of our Services
which you can customize. The purpose of these cookies is to provide you with a more personal experience and to avoid you having to re-enter your preferences every
time you visit our Services.
|Social Media Cookies
These cookies are used when you share information using a social media sharing button or “like” button on our Services or you link your account or engage with our
content on or through a social networking website such as Facebook, Twitter or Google+. The social network will record that you have done this.
|Targeted and advertising cookies
These cookies track your browsing habits to enable us to show advertising which is more likely to be of interest to you. These cookies use information about your
browsing history to group you with other users who have similar interests. Based on that information, and with our permission, third-party advertisers can place
cookies to enable them to show adverts which we think will be relevant to your interests while you are on third-party websites. These cookies also store your
location, including your latitude, longitude, and GeoIP region ID, which helps us show you locale-specific news and allows our Services to operate more efficiently.
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If you choose to remove targeted or advertising cookies, you will still see adverts but they may not be relevant to you. Even if you do choose to remove cookies
by the companies listed at the above link, not all companies that serve online behavioral advertising are included in this list, and so you may still receive
cookies and tailored adverts from companies that are not listed.