What are cookies?
For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.
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From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.
We use adverts to offset the costs of running this site and provide funding for further development. The behavioural advertising cookies used by this site are designed to ensure that we provide you with the most relevant adverts where possible by anonymously tracking your interests and presenting similar things that may be of interest.
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Hopefully, this has clarified things for you, and, as was previously mentioned, if there is something that you are not sure whether you need or not, it is usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case they interact with one of the features you use on our site.
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