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We additionally use cookies for session tracking and storing site preferences, for which the sole purposes are to display the archived websites properly and improve user experience. The archived websites are faithful copies of the live websites, and therefore may also contain functional JavaScripts which set cookies on your computer. Cookies can be disabled by changing the privacy settings of your browsers.

We request contact details on our contact and nominate a site forms. All personal information about you or any other living individuals recorded on the forms will be handled in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. This means that it will be held securely and used for responding to you, internal administrative and research purposes only, and will not be passed to any other party, unless obliged by law.