Information about cookies & similar technologies
What are they?
A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer, mobile phone, or other devices when you visit a website. It will help website providers to recognise your device the next time you visit their website. There are other similar technologies such as pixel tags, web bugs, web storage and other similar files and technologies that can also do the same thing as cookies. Smarttech uses the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to cookies and all such similar technologies that collect information in this way.
|Essential Operational||These cookies are necessary to allow us to operate the Smarttech Service as you have requested. For example, they let us recognize what type of subscriber you are and then provide you with services accordingly.|
|Performance/Analytics||We use these to analyze how the Smarttech Service is accessed, used or is performing. We use this information to maintain, operate and continually improve the Smarttech Service. We may also obtain information from our e-mail newsletters, to learn whether you opened or forwarded the newsletter or clicked on any of the content. This information tells us about our newsletters’ effectiveness and helps us ensure that we’re delivering information that you find interesting.|
|Functional||These let us operate certain functions of the Smarttech Service in line with the choices you make. These means that when you continue to use or come back to the Smarttech Service, we can provide you with our services as you have asked for them to be provided, such as knowing your username, remembering how you have customized our services.|
|Targeting/advertising||We use these to serve you with advertisements that may be relevant to you and your interests. The information may also be used for frequency capping purposes and to help us regulate the advertisements you receive and measure their effectiveness.|
|Smarttech Ads||We work with web publishers, advertising networks and service providers to deliver Smarttech ads on other websites. They may be used to serve you with advertisements that may be relevant to you and your interests on other websites to regulate the advertisements you receive and measure their effectiveness.|
Manage your preferences
Most web browsers allow you to manage your cookie preferences. You can set your browser to refuse or delete certain cookies. Generally, you should also be able to manage similar technologies in the same way that you manage cookies – using the preferences of your browser. The following links show how to adjust the browser settings of commonly used browsers:
Please note that if you choose to block cookies, this may impair or prevent proper functioning of the Smarttech Service.
Two of the third party services we use to track activity related to the Service, e.g. Google Analytics. If you don’t want any information to be collected and used by Google Analytics you can install an opt-out in your web browser (tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=None)