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This website uses cookies to allow us to see how the site is used. The cookies cannot identify you. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with this.

What is a cookie?

Cookies make our web site easier for you to use and provide you with a more efficient customer experience. Cookies are very small text files containing small amounts of information which are stored on your computer/device when you visit a web site. Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently and allowing you to access secure areas of the web site, as well as helping us to identify you and personalise our service to you when you return to our web site. This information, which is stored in a first party cookie on your computer, is fully secure and cannot be accessed by anyone else.

The law states that we can store cookies on your machine if they are essential to the operation of this site but that for all others we need your permission to do so.

BDG use some non-essential cookies. We do not do this to track individual users or to identify them, but to gain useful knowledge about how the site is used so that we can keep improving it for our users. Without the knowledge we gain from the systems that use these cookies we would not be able to provide the service we do.

We use Google Analytics, a popular web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies to help us to analyse how users use the site. It counts the number of visitors and tells us things about their behaviour overall – such as the typical length of stay on the site or the average number of pages a user views.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google undertakes not to associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

Some third party cookies are set by services that appear on our pages. They are set by the operators of that service and are not in our control. They are set by Twitter, Facebook and inShare and relate to the ability of users to share content on this site, as indicated by their icons.

If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. You can access them through some types of browser.

Further information

Useful information about cookies can be found at: http://www.allaboutcookies.org