What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that a website downloads onto your computer or other internet-enabled devices (such as mobile phones and tablets) when you visit a website. The cookie will help the website recognise your device the next time you visit.
Cookies can be used for a variety of purposes such as remembering your preferences, measuring your activity and optimising your user experience.
Most cookies won’t collect information that identifies you. Instead, they will collect more general information such as your general location or how you arrive at and use our websites.
What sort of cookies does Smart Crowd use?
Generally, our cookies perform three different functions:
- Optimising and personalising – Cookies are also used to optimise the webpages that you visit, and to personalise the content that we show you across all our digital assets, based on what we understand about your requirements.
Type of Cookies
You can find information about types of cookies below:
Essential Cookies: Essential cookies are used by website providers in order to make the website work and can also be used to remember essential information, such as information about purchases you have chosen to make. Smart Crowd Limited uses essential cookies where necessary.
Session Cookies: Session cookies are temporary cookies that only exist for the period you access the website until you close the browser after accessing the website. Session cookies are automatically deleted from your device when you close your browser. Session cookies can help Smart Crowd Limited remember your movements from page to page, therefore avoiding having to re-enter information. The Session Cookies used by Smart Crowd Limited do not record or store any personal information about you.
Persistent Cookies: Persistent cookies remain on your device after you have visited the website and are not deleted when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies can retain your preferences and allow those preferences to be used in future visits to the site. Smart Crowd Limited uses a persistent cookie to remember if you requested that our website remembers your login details. Persistent cookies are not usable for tracking, they are set only to retain your preferences for your next visit.
Tracking Cookies: Tracking cookies can be used to analyse your usage of a website. These cookies may not identify you personally and are simply used to understand how clients use the website and to make improvements to the website. Some tracking cookies are placed by “third parties”. These cookies are commonly used to evaluate the effectiveness of a company’s advertising. Smart Crowd Limited may use tracking cookies when necessary.
How can you block cookies?
You can control whether to accept cookies or not. If you decide to not accept cookies, some features and services on our websites will not function properly.
If you would prefer not to accept cookies you can either:
- Change your browser settings to notify you when you receive a cookie, which lets you choose whether or not to accept it; or
- Set your browser to automatically not accept any cookies.