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Our Cookie Policy page outlines what cookies the paineurope.com website uses and gives you guidance on how to manage your cookie settings. By browsing the website, we assume you are giving your consent to receive all cookies on our site. Please read the below for more information.

What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that websites use to enhance a website’s functionality as well as gathering information about a user’s movements around the site.

Recent changes to the European Union’s Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive state that unless they are essential to the operation of the site, websites must now ask users to give their consent for cookies to be stored on their computers. If a website user consents to enable cookies on a website, then these small text files are placed on the user’s computer hard drive. The information these cookies contain can then be used by the website server whenever the user visits the site.

Essentially, cookies allow a website to remember their users, which makes the interaction between user and website faster and easier. Not allowing cookies might impact on how efficiently a user can browse the website.

What cookies does the paineurope.com website use and why?
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Please remember that disabling cookies might have an impact on how you are able to use the paineurope.com site. You can read more about this under the ‘What happens if I disable cookies?’ question further down this page.

Cookies in use
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The paineurope.com website will still work, although depending on the cookies the website uses, some features and functionalities of the website might be affected if you withdraw your consent. Disabling cookies means that we will be unable to track your usage, which affects the extent to which we can develop and improve our website. Cookies which allow us to anonymously store your information and track your movements around the site provide valuable insights into how you like to use the cancertales.org website. Based on this information, we can work to improve your experience.

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