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A cookie records your preferences when using a particular site, ensuring that you are not shown the same information and/or are only shown information you have stated that you are interested in. In order to use the Site you agree to let cookies be saved as they are an important part of navigation of the Site.
Cookies used by this site.
A cookie is used to store your preferences for viewing search results and may contain a unique identifier so that our servers can temporarily record what search terms you used.
We also use the cookie to allow you to log into the MyAccount part of the site (if applicable) – this will store some personal information (First Name, Last Name, Email Address, Home Phone Number) that may be used should you need to fill out an enquiry form. This information is removed when you log out of MyAccount or when your session expires.
Third party cookies used on the site.
Google Analytics is a service that generates detailed statistics about our website visitors. Their cookies typically store anonymous information such as whether a visitor has been to the site before, the time of the current visit and what was the referrer site the visitor came from.
http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out. This will prevent advertisers from receiving any data that could be used to tailor advertising for you. This will also prevent websites that use AddThis from learning about your interests in order to personalise their content or services for you.