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Functional – These cookies allow this website to remember the choices you make and to enable certain functions
- The software used for forms sets a cookie which stores only a session ID (no personal data is stored in the cookie), it is required for providing security (protection against Cross Site Request Forgery) and required for proper functioning (e.g. verifying that the CAPTCHA solution was correct).
Analytical – information for statistical purposes is collected by using Google Analytics, which helps me understand how you use my website and how I may improve it. The Google option to anonymise IP addresses has been adopted, which is carried out as part of the collection process before Google store them on their servers in the USA and elsewhere, including the EEA. IP anonymisation means that no individual can be identified from a stored IP address. You can find out more about Google’s Analytics Policy here.
Although Google collects and processes information from this website’s use of Google Analytics, the following cookies are classified as first party cookies as they are set by my website domain. This information is collected by both session and persistent website cookies. Persistent cookies are stored on a users’ device in between browser sessions which allows the preferences or actions of the user across a site (or in some cases across different websites) to be remembered and expire on a set date.
- _ga : First Party persistent cookie – duration 2 years – Google Analytics cookie used to distinguish users
- _gid : First Party session cookie – duration 24 hours – Google Analytics cookie used to distinguish users
- _gat : First Party session cookie – duration 1 minute – Google Analytics cookies used to throttle request rate
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