What are cookies and how do they work?
Cookies are pieces of information that a website(s) transfers to your hard drive to store and sometimes track information about you. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that and your help screen or manual will tell you how to do this. However, you will not be able to take full advantage of our website(s) if you do so. Cookies are specific to the server that created them and cannot be accessed by other servers, which means they cannot be used to track your movements around the web. Although they do identify a user’s computer, cookies do not personally identify usernames and passwords, also credit card and payment information are not stored in cookies.
What sort of cookies do we use?
Strictly necessary cookies: These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website(s) and under our terms with you.
Analytical/performance cookies: They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website(s) when they are using it. This helps us for our legitimate purposes to improve the way our website(s) works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Functionality cookies: These are used to recognise you when you return to our website(s). This enables us, subject to your choices and preferences, to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
Targeting cookies: These cookies record your visit to our website(s), the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information subject to your choices and preferences to make our website(s) and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
When do our cookies expire?
Except for essential cookies, all cookies used on our site(s) will expire after an appropriate period, which may vary according to the type of cookie.
How do you disable cookies?
The effect of disabling cookies depends on which cookies you disable, but in general the website(s) may not operate properly if cookies are switched off. If you only disable third party cookies, you will not be prevented from making purchases on our site(s). If you disable all cookies, you will be unable to complete a purchase on our site(s). See below for details of how to use common types of browser to disable cookies.
Disabling cookies in Internet Explorer:
1. Choose the menu “tools” then “Internet Options”
2. Click on the “privacy” tab
3. Select the setting the appropriate setting
Disabling cookies in Google Chrome:
1. Choose Settings> Advanced
2. Under “Privacy and security,” click “Content settings”
3. Click “Cookies”
Disabling cookies in Safari:
1. Choose Preferences > Privacy
2. Click on “Remove all Website(s) Data”
Disabling cookies in Firefox:
1. Choose the menu “tools” then “Options”
2. Click on the icon “privacy”
3. Find the menu “cookie” and select the relevant options
Disabling cookies in Opera:
Opera 6.0 and subsequent:
1. Choose the menu “Files”> “Preferences”
Smart Office Solution Ltd
Unit 2&3, Nepicar Park
Tel: 0871 423 5195
Fax: 0871 423 5196