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We also use 8 third-party cookies (i.e. cookies that are set by another domain other than the one being visited by the user) from Twitter – 3 session cookies and 5 persistent cookies.
The cookies we use enable us:
• to estimate our audience size and usage pattern;
• to store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests;
• to speed up your searches; and
• to recognise you when you return to our Website.