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Google Analytics is in use to collect information about how visitors use this site. This provides us with important information that can enable the site to work better. We do not link this information to your name or address.
The following cookies are used by Google Analytics:
|Name||Typical content||Cookie expires after|
|_utma||Randomly generated ID||2 years|
|_utmb||Randomly generated ID||30 minutes|
|_utmc||Randomly generated ID||When you close your web browser|
|_utmz||Randomly generated ID||6 months|
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Essential Cookies in use on this website
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Third Party Cookies
|Name||Set By||Typical content||Cookie expires after|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||YouTube||Randomly generated ID||2 years|
|PREF||YouTube||Randomly generated ID||30 minutes|
|use_hitbox||YouTube||Randomly generated ID||When you close your web browser|
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