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If you are on the Shop website, cookies allow you to take advantage of different functions and some are essential features. We, therefore, recommend that you leave them turned on. For instance, if you block or otherwise reject our cookies, you will not be able to add items to your Shopping Basket and proceed to Checkout. They help us to identify which pages and/or products are the most popular and play an important role in helping us to enhance the usability and performance of our site.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

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