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- estimate our audience size and usage pattern;
- store information about your preferences, products you viewed or searched for, and so allow us to customise our site and to provide you with offers that are targeted at your individual interests;
- speed up your searches;
- recognise you when you return to our site;
- record page response times, length of visits to certain pages, methods used to browse away from the page;
- help us to improve the way our site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily;
- allow you to use our site in a way that makes your browsing experience more convenient, for example, by allowing you to store items in an electronic shopping basket between visits.
The above list is not exhaustive.
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