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These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

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  • To understand what visitors want to use and not to use, so we can improve the service you receive and archive what is not used

You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them from the BBC's What are cookies page.

User tracking cookies

We use analytics software (Google and Piwik) to collect information about this site is used, doing so should allow us to make it better.

Analytics cookies
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