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We use information provided by advertising platform cookies and pixels to improve our advertising and our website. This data can tell us which specific ads you have clicked to reach the site and what actions you took when you visited – for example whether you followed the link to Check your State Pension online. This can help us improve our advertising by focusing on the most successful adverts. It can also help avoid showing ads that you’ve seen before. Those third party platforms, including The Trade Desk, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube, may use cookies or other similar technologies to collect or receive information from our website and elsewhere on the internet. They may use that data to help measure the effectiveness of adverts and target other ads based on your interests. Click the links to visit their privacy policies. We set the following marketing cookies You can change whether you agree to us using Marketing cookies at any time – manage your cookie settings.

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