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Below is a brief description of how this blog uses cookies and similar tools.

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  • Google Chrome: click on the spanner icon in the top right-hand corner and select 'Settings', then select 'Under the hood' and change the 'Privacy' settings.
  • Mozilla Firefox: from the drop-down menu in the top left-hand corner, select 'Options', then select 'Privacy' from the pop-up window and you will be able to adjust your cookies settings.
  • Safari: from the drop-down settings menu in the top right-hand corner, select 'Preferences', then select 'Security' and you will be able to adjust your cookies settings.
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer: click on the 'Tools' icon in the top right-hand corner, select 'Internet Options', then select 'Privacy' from the pop-up window and you will be able to adjust your cookies settings.

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