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- enabling our service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task;
- recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested;
- measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast;
- analysing anonymised data to help us understand how people interact with our services so we can make them better.
Cookies we set
The following section provides more details on which cookies we or third parties set on this site to provide you with a great experience:
- This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies track non-personally identifiable information such as browser type, operating system, referring site, the date and also the time of a visit, how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit, so we can continue to produce engaging content. If you’d like to know more please see the official Google Analytics help page.
How to control and delete cookies
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