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This website predominantly uses a number of first-party cookies to enhance your use of this website as well as to provide us with information that we can use to improve the site. We use the following types of first-party cookies on this website:
- Cookies which are essential for parts of the website to operate, such as the use of forms and logging in.
- Functional cookies which are not strictly necessary, but enhance your user experience, such as language settings.
However, a few pages on this site contain apps from third parties, such as embedded videos. These apps may place third party cookies on your device, which can be recognised when visiting other websites that use apps or services from these parties or their partners. Wherever possible, we aim to avoid the use of these type of cookies; for instance, our social media buttons do not place cookies on your device unless you activate them (courtesy of Patrick Heck).
Most browsers allow you to control which type of cookies can be stored on your device. Click on the following links for more information on how to do this in recent versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or visit allaboutcookies.org to find out how to do this for other browsers and older versions of the abovementioned browsers.
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If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.