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We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
- Analytical/performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website 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 website. 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 website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make help develop our website and support users.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|This cookie is created when a user logs in, and identifies the user with the site for the duration of their session. This cookie is essential to use any logged-in features of the site.
|Encrypted session data
|This cookie is created when a user logs in, and used for the duration of the session to holding the users encrypted private key.
|Familiar device identification cookie
|Varies, but always contains "[de]"
|Recognise you when you return to our site
|Preference cookie for user dashboard feeds
|Saves the user's preference to display communication updates, community updates or all updates on their dashboard.
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after 42 days.