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We use the following types of cookies on this Site:
Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our Site.
Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our Site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our Site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our Site. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our Site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our Site more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
Used within the privacy lightbox
Controlling function within the country selector
Remembers the selected language
Remembers default country selection (after choosing "remember my selection" within the country selector)
Remembers selected volume of video player
s_nr , s_sq , s_cc , s_vi
Used from the analytics tool
Omniture Opt-Out (external)
Used by the analytics tool (if user has chosen opt-out)
You should also be aware that there are cookies which are found in other companies' internet tools which we are using to enhance the Site. You will see ‘social buttons’ on our group Site, which enable you to share or bookmark the web pages. By using the Site we assume that you are agreeing to the placement of cookies on your device unless you specifically choose not to receive cookies. The Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. You can also disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as flash cookies, by changing the add-on's settings or reviewing the manual of your browser. You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
Please note that cookies by themselves cannot harm your computer. They cannot be used to run programmes or deliver viruses to your computer. We do not store personally identifiable information and the cookies by themselves do not tell us your email address.