- create a specific log-in session for a visitor to the website in order that page requests by that visitor are delivered in an effective, secure and consistent manner;
- recognise when a visitor to the Website has visited before; this means we can identify the number of unique visitors we receive to the Website and allows us to make sure we have enough capacity for the number of users that we get;
- customise elements of the promotional layout and/or content of the pages of the Website; and
- collect statistical information about how our visitors use the Website so that we can improve the Website and learn which parts are most popular to visitors
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1. Our cookies
We have described the main cookies we use and what we use these for below:
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