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Cookies can't harm your computer. The Commission does not store personally identifiable information in the cookies we create. If you'd like to learn more about cookies and how to manage them you can visit www.aboutcookies.org.
To see a table containing information on the specific cookies that the Commission uses, please click here.
When you visit a page accessed via embedded content within the Commission's website, for example, Twitter, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. The Commission does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information as they will govern the use of information you submit or which is collected by cookies whilst visiting these websites.
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