What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device. They are widely used in order help websites function and improve the efficiency of a website.
Cookies help with website functionality and user experience because websites can read and write to these text files. This enables the site to recognize users and remember important information, making use of the site more convenient for each user (i.e., by remembering your language or font preference settings).
Cookies Used by Our Website
Cookies are used by our website to enable certain functions, personalize your experience, make our site more efficient, and provide us with insight into user behavior so we can improve our communications.
We use the following Cookies:
- Strictly Necessary Cookies. These are Cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, Cookies that enable you to sign into our website, use the shopping cart, or make use of e-billing services.
- Analytical/Performance Cookies. These Cookies allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality Cookies. These Cookies are used to recognise when you return to our website. This enables us to personalize content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (e.g., your choice of language or region).
- Targeting Cookies. These Cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited, and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
The Cookies used by our Site may change, but here are some of the Cookies that our Site may use:
|SMC_cookie Session: 973016679.275537
||This is a session Cookie which is used to tailor what you see based on how you entered our Site.
||End of Session
||Google Analytics Persistent Cookie
||This is one of the four main Cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This Cookie lasts for 2 years by default and distinguishes between users and sessions. It is used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics. The Cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
||Google Analytics Session Cookie
||This is one of the four main Cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behavior (identify new sessions/visits for returning visitors) and measure site performance. When used by Google Analytics this is always a Session Cookie which is destroyed when the user closes their browser.
||End of user session
Third Party Cookies
Please note, when using our Site you may notice Cookies that are not related to SMCI or our resellers, suppliers or contractors. Content from social media platforms and other third party websites such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc., may be embedded in our Site. As a result, when you visit a page containing such content, you may be presented with Cookies from these or other websites. SMCI does not control the dissemination of these Cookies and you should check the relevant third party’s website for more information. If you continue without changing your setting, we assume you consent to receiving all the Cookies on our Site. For more information in managing Cookies please see http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html.
Where SMCI embeds content from social media and other third party websites, some websites may use Google Analytics to collect data about user behavior for their own purposes. SMCI does not control this. For more information, see the Google webpage “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps”. [Link to Google page.]
The Cookies set on our Site by third parties are subject to change, but some of the Cookies third parties may use are:
How To Manage, Disable, Or Opt-Out Of Cookies Used By This Site
You may manage or the disable the Cookies used by our Site here or by activating or accessing the Cookie preferences setting on your browser. Please be aware that if Cookies are disabled or removed, not all features of this website may operate as intended and we might not be able to provide some services you have previously chosen to receive.
For more information on how to change your Cookie preferences or disable Cookies altogether, refer to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.