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How to refuse or withdraw consent
Although the cookies we use on this website are quite harmless and do not reveal your identity, not everyone wishes to have text files downloaded onto their computer or mobile device. If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that you might lose some functionality on this website.
There is also a very useful website explaining how to control your interaction with cookies – please visit this site for more information:
The BBC website also has a clear and comprehensive section explaining what they do and how they work. Please be aware that this section is aimed at users of their website, which employs more cookies than our own.
On this website we use only a small number of cookies. They are:
|__cf_bm||Cloudflare||Cloudflare’s bot products identify and mitigate automated traffic to protect your site from bad bots. Cloudflare places the __cf_bm cookie on End User devices that access Customer sites that are protected by Bot Management or Bot Fight Mode. The __cf_bm cookie is necessary for the proper functioning of these bot solutions.
This cookie expires after (at most) 30 minutes of continuous inactivity by the End User. The cookie contains information related to the calculation of Cloudflare’s proprietary bot score and, when Anomaly Detection is enabled on Bot Management, a session identifier. The information in the cookie (other than time-related information) is encrypted and can only be decrypted by Cloudflare.
A separate __cf_bm cookie is generated for each site that an End User visits, and Cloudflare does not follow users from site to site or from session to session by merging various __cf_bm identifiers into a profile. The __cf_bm cookie is generated independently by Cloudflare, and does not correspond to any user ID or other identifiers in a Customer’s web application.
|_ga||Google (Analytics)||Used to distinguish users.|
|_gat_*||Google (Analytics)||Used to throttle request rate.
|_gid||Google (Analytics)||Used to distinguish users.|
|_fbp||to store and track visits across websites.|
|rc::a||Google (Recaptcha)||to read and filter requests from bots.|