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Enabling the service to recognise your device so you do not need to give the same information repeatedly
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Measuring how many people are using the services we provide, so we can make them easier and faster to use
Analysing data, anonymously, to help us understand how people interact with our services
When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your computer, mobile phone or other device you are using to access the internet. This information is held in cookies. Cookies are not used to store personally information or track your browsing activity when you leave our sites to browse other sites.
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