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The Beans site uses tracking software provided by Google Analytics to monitor it's site visitors and identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve the website in order to tailor it to customer needs. The tracking software saves a cookie to your computer's hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website but will not store, save or collect personal information. You can read Google's privacy policy here for further information.

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