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Most internet software browsers are initially set to accept cookies. However, you have the ability to disable cookies if you wish, generally through changing the browsing settings. Please refer to the Help section on your browser. If cookies are disabled it may mean that not all services of a website might be available.

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP (Internet Protocol) address, operating system and browser type to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer the website. An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. This information does not contain any personally identifiable information about you.

This website uses Google Analytics. Google Analytics uses cookies to help us see how many users come to our website and the pages that generate most interest. This information is useful when we come to redesign the website to ensure the City Forum website continues to be an effective source of information. Google Analytics cookies do not enable any website user to be individually identified and these cookies will only be used for website design purposes.

By using this website, you consent to the use of the Google Analytics cookies and IP address collection in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

We do not use any of the following cookies:

Advertising cookies – These are set on the website by ads such as banners.
Flash cookies – These are set by Flash objects to track behaviour on site.
Marketing cookies – These are set by promotional activities such as email campaigns.