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- authentication: to identify you when you visit and navigate our website
- personalisation: to store information about your preferences and to personalise our website for you
- security: as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services generally
- advertising: to help us to display advertisements that will be relevant to you.
- analysis: to analyse the use and performance of our website and services.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. Be aware that blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites and you will not be able to use all the features on our website.