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We use this information to ensure, as far as is practical, that our site is compatible with the browsers and operating systems used by most of our visitors. We also use it for in-house research to improve our understanding of customer needs in developing the website.

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Customers may pay for chargeable services using their credit/debit cards. These transactions are conducted using the WorldPay secure website. Email addresses are used to permit the helpdesk to check a caller's identity in the event of an account query related to a particular session.