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Cookies used on the Steve Morgan Foundation website

Steve Morgan Foundation uses Google Analytics cookies to monitor our website performance. When you visit our website we will place the following cookies on your computer:

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How do we use the information we collect?

Steve Morgan Foundation uses cookies to analyse how visitors use our site. We may then use the information we collect to make changes or improvements to the site. For example if we discovered that some pages are rarely visited we may decide to remove them, or rewrite them to make them more helpful and relevant.

The cookies we use do not collect any personal information. All the information collected is combined into one anonymous data source.

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Changing your cookie settings

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Questions about our use of cookies

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