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Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
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Cookies and browser settings:
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Cookies used on this site:
_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz – These are Google Analytics Cookies used to track our visitor statistics – for more information please see this page: https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies
samples: – Used to keep a record of the samples you have added to be ordered
expires: never / cleared when you select ‘Clear All Samples’ on the ‘My Samples’ page or when you have removed all cookies from your browser
nwf-scrapbook: – Used to keep track of items you have added to your scrapbook
expires: never / cleared when you have removed all cookies from your browser