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Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour on our website. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit; how long you are on the site; how you got here; and what you click on. This data is collected via a JavaScript tag on the pages of our site and is not tied to personally identifiable information. We therefore do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so the data collected cannot be used to identify who you are.

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Any personal information processed by this website will be treated in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 and Data Protection Act 1998. The GDPR and DPA 2018 set out requirements for how organisations will need to process personal data from 25 May 2018.

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