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Different categories of cookies are used for different purposes: some are necessary for technical or security reasons, some personalise and improve the experience for visitors, some monitor website traffic, statistics and performance, and some enable the display of relevant advertising from selected third parties such as Google and Facebook.
Some cookies may be set when a webpage is loaded, or when a visitor takes a particular action – for example, clicking “like” or “follow” on a post. The length of time a cookie persists depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay in your browser until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay in your browser until they expire or are deleted.
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