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We use the following cookies on our website in order to assess and improve its functionality.

First-party cookies (set by our site)

Google Analytics

Our website uses persistent analytical cookies from Google to track the number of unique visitors to the site and how users move around the pages. These cookies also collect data on in which countries users are located and from what type of device they are accessing the site. Your IP address and which browser you use are transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the US for these purposes to ensure quality of service and generate usage statistics. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. For more information on how Google uses information from sites using Google Analytics, see their privacy policy.


This is a security cookie which does not store any personally-identifiable information.

Third-party cookies (set by third party sites)


Our website contains links to Twitter feeds. Twitter widgets add third-party persistent cookies to help analyse usage and to remember your session if you are logged into Twitter. These involve storing log data about you in accordance with Twitter’s privacy policy, which Twitter will then use to show relevant content to you on their platform, including ads. This web browsing history is not associated by Twitter with other personal data they hold on you and will be anonymised by them after 30 days.


We use ShareThis functionality to enable you to share content from our site across a range of social media sites. The ShareThis persistent cookies identifies how you reached our site, your browser and IP address and what you view on the site. ShareThis also place a cookie on your browser which will interact with advertising cookies on other sites for the purpose of targeted advertising. See ShareThis’ privacy notice for more information.


We use PayPal to accept online payments for hard copy reports. PayPal use session cookies to ensure secure payment and detect fraudulent activity. For more information on PayPal cookies, see their cookie policy.