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The Cookies we use
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Turning Cookies Off
Please visit the ICO website for comprehensive information on how to change your cookie settings in a wide variety of different web browsers.
It may be that your concerns around cookies relate to so called "spyware". Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.