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There are several possible uses of cookies, most of which are for your benefit:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of a website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of a website. UKAHPP does use Strictly Necessary cookies.
- Analytical cookies. These are cookies that allow website owners to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around a website when they are using it. UKAHPP does not use Analytical cookies.
- Targeting cookies. These are cookies that are used to record your visit to a website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. They are used to make a website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. Targeting cookies may be shared with third parties for this purpose. UKAHPP does not use Targeting cookies.
- Cookies are necessary if you are a member and need to login to the Members’ Area in which case your login details are kept in a cookie for the duration of the session.
- Cookies are necessary if you are making comments on articles in which case some information is kept to save you typing your name and email every time. This information is kept in a cookie for the duration of the session.
You 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 strictly necessary cookies) you may not be able to access parts of our site.