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We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better.
Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.
The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:
Purpose: This randomly generated number is used to determine unique visitors to our site
Expires after: 2 years
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You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies by visiting this page on Google.
On your first visit to parts of IAC, you may be greeted by a pop-up message that welcomes you and provides information about the site. We’ll store a cookie so that your computer knows you’ve seen it and knows not to show it again (and again...).
Purpose: Saves a message to let us know that you have seen our cookie message.
Expires: 4 weeks