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Cookies Used

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We may also use some other third-party providers of third-party services. Please check the policies of each service for further information. These may include YouTube so that we can embed videos, the commenting system Disqus, social media sharing service AddThis, survey providers SurveyMonkey, and CoverItLive! which enables us to run live event blogging. These services may also place cookies on your computer.


When you supply any personal information to this website, for instance when completing any forms or actions on this site, or responding to surveys or petitions, we have legal obligations towards you in the way we use the data. We must collect the information fairly by explaining how we will use it, and each web page will explain why we may be requesting information and for what purpose, and will also tell you if we want to pass the information on to anyone else. In general, any information you provide to us will only be used by us unless we are obliged or permitted by law. Information will never be sold to a third-party.

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