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Cookies are very useful and do lots of different jobs which help to make your experience on websites as smooth as possible. For example, they let you move between web pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving your experience.
We use StatCounter on our website to count the number of visitors to the site and to tell us whether they are first time visitors or returning visitors. It also helps us to see which pages are the most popular and interesting to our visitors so that we can improve the site and make it more relevant. It also helps us to see approximately where our visitors are coming from so that we can tell how wide an audience we are reaching. It does not give names or addresses of our visitors or any other personal information.
We use this information only for the purpose of improving the society and its services. No information collected by Statcounter through our website is passed to third parties.
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