SM&B COOKIES POLICY

Last updated:  24 May 2018

INFORMATION ABOUT OUR USE OF COOKIES

  1. Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website. By continuing to browse our website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.
  2. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your device if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your device’s hard drive.
  3. 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 distinguish you from other users.
    • Analytical/performance cookies. In some special cases we also use analytical and performance cookies provided by trusted third parties. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to 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. Our website uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page: https://www.google.com/analytics/analytics/#?modal_active=none
    • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  4. You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Essential Cookies

 

These cookies will be automatically deployed onto your computer when you use the Websites

 

 

Cookie Name

 

 

Purpose of Cookie and Information Collected

 

Cookie Duration

_ga Used to distinguish users 2 years

 

_gat Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id> 1 minute
_gid

 

Used to distinguish users 24 hours

 

  1. Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies. We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

 

  1. You may block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. Alternatively, you can visit allaboutcookies.org which provides general information about cookies and how you can manage cookies on your computer. Please note that if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.