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We use cookies to make our sites easier to use and improve your experience. We will also use cookies to gather aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how people use our site.

By using our sites, you are consenting to our use of cookies in accordance with this Notice. If you do not agree to our use of cookies, then you should set your browser settings accordingly. Here are some sites which can help you:

Below are further details about the types of cookies we may use on our site:

If you want more information about what cookies are, here are some sites you may find useful:

Information Commissioner?s Office

International Chamber of Commerce Cookie Guide

Web Beacons

Our site also uses web beacons (these are also referred to as ‘pixel tags’ or ‘clear gifs’) to provide us with statistical information about site traffic and how people navigate through our site. These will not capture any personal data about you.

Social Plugins

The icons are examples of the “social plugins” which we provide on our site. We use these to help you share articles or issues important to you with your friends, through Facebook or Twitter.

For example, if you click the Facebook icon underneath an article posted on our site, you will be transferred to Facebook and this information will be posted on your profile page if you are logged in. Facebook and other platforms may also capture more information about you, such as your IP address. We recommend that you consult their privacy policies to understand what information these sites collect about you.