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If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by the ADS, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser will tell you how. Restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the ADS website.

We use cookies to help with the planning, operation and development of our website. This includes but is not limited to, the following:

Matomo Web Analytics

The ADS uses Matomo Web Analytics for the purposes of collecting statistics about website usage. Matomo uses Cookiesto collects non-personally-identifying information, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request.

Matomo may also collect potentially personally-identifying information in the form of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be stored by the ADS and no one else. IP addresses will only be stored for a maximum of six months. Non-personally-identifying information will be stored indefinitely. The ADS will use this information for the purpose of evaluating the use of the website and compiling reports on website activity. The ADS will not use potentially personally-identifying information to identify visitors and will not disclose, rent or sell this information to anyone.

Third Party Social Media Sites

We may embed "widgets" from social media sites into our pages. These sites use cookies to track who is logged in and identify which pages from ADS use these "widgets". Examples of social media sites include Facebook (cookies statement), Twitter (privacy details) and YouTube (privacy information).