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Cookies can be used to remember a user's preferences, to keep track of which pages they've visited, or in some cases, to store personal information about them.
You can disable cookies for this website or for all websites but it might mean that they're not so much fun to use. You can find instructions on how to change your cookie settings at this website: http://www.aboutcookies.org/.
1. Analytical cookies
We use the information we gather to identify and fix problems on the site as well as to offer more of the types of content that prove to be popular.
The information Google Analytics collects is anonymous. It includes information on how you found this site, which pages you looked at whilst you were here and for how long, what time of day your visit was, whether you have visited the site before and what area of the world you are in.
Although other sites you visit may also use Google Analytics, the information we gather is not linked to the information gathered on any other site.
If you're in the European Union, the Google Analytics tool may store your information outside of the EU. The United States do not have the same laws regarding data protection as those in the European Union. By using our website, you consent to such transfers.
2. Essential cookies
A cookie which determines whether you are logged in to your account
These cookies will only last as long as your visit to our website. Your browser will delete them when you close it.
A cookie which allows you to see the updated count if you share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated.