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Cookie policy

28 February 2020

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You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Google Analytics

We collect anonymous information about all website visitors, such as the number of times a page is visited and searches performed using the search function. This information is used in order to understand how the website is being used and this helps us improve your user experience. For more information please visit http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html

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Cxense

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Admedo

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Usabilla

This cookie records customer feedback survey services

Please note that the following third parties may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These named third parties may include, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services. These third party cookies are likely to be analytical cookies or performance cookies or targeting cookies:

  • Google

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