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There are 4 main cookie categories, as outlined in the ICC UK Cookie Guide (please see below for their website):
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- Performance cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
- Functionality cookies allow a website to remember choices a visitor makes (such as user name, language or the region they are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that can be customised. They may also be used to provide services the visitor has asked for.
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Useful information about cookies can be found at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu. Information on the ICC UK Cookie Guide can be found at www.cookielaw.org.