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This website uses cookies, including some essential cookies, to improve your experience and distinguish you from other users of this website.  This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and allows us to improve our site. We try to be minimal in the use of cookies. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of this website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way this website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognize you when you return to this website. This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make this website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

To help you understand how we use cookies, you can find more information about some of the individual cookies we use on our websites and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

has_js Drupal Improves site performance and functionality Indicates that the user has JavaScript enabled
LCG* MyLCG Login Keeps the user logged into the site  
_ga Google Analytics Allows us to understand interactions with our websites and refine that experience to better serve you Safeguarding your data
CloudFlare Used to speed up page load times Cloudflare Cookie Policy
cookieconsent_status Cookie Consent Alerts users that the site uses cookies Silktide Privacy Policy
_uetsid Bing Advertising partner cookie to assist in presenting the user with relevant advertisements Microsoft Privacy Statement

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

You may block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

Except for essential cookies, and third party cookies over which we have no control, all cookies will expire after two years.