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Below I explain the cookies I use and why.
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use my site. I use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where vistors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google
I embed videos from my official YouTube channel, and those of my trusted partners, using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.
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Cookie settings on your computer
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