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3. You can change what types of cookies you accept in your browser settings. However, blocking certain cookies may limit your access to parts of this or any other site. We use various types of cookie to better understand how users use this site so we can improve it and our products and services.
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6. Strictly necessary cookies are as the name implies essential to enable you to access services you’ve paid for but do not gather information that could be used for marketing or advertising.
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9. We occasionally use remarketing services provided by Google and Facebook. These services employ their own cookies (including tags and pixels) to allow them to present adverts that they think will be of interest to users. Both have their own policies on how they use any such data: Google’s policy is here and Facebook’s policy is here.
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