The London Research Institute conducts cutting edge basic biological research to improve our understanding of cancer. The LRI has made significant breakthroughs since its inception and continues to be at the forefront of its field.
Cookie use on the London Research Institute websites
Most of the explanatory information has been drawn from the International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom Cookie Guide which can be found on the Digital Economy section of their website.
What is a cookie?
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Types of cookie
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Cookie use on London Research Institute websites
This is the external website of the London Research Institute.
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