1. What Are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files or pieces of information stored on your computer or other Internet-enabled devices when you visit a website. Cookies contain the name of the website the cookie has come from, how long it will remain on your device and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.
2. Are Cookies Harmful?
No, they are just small text files that often make web browsing easier by remembering your preferences and the information you have set. Cookies cannot spread viruses or cause harm to your computer.
3. What Types of Cookie Exist?
There are four types of cookie:
|Necessary||These cookies are needed to make websites work properly; they enable you to move around and use the website features.||These cookies don't identify you as an individual.|
|Performance||These cookies help website owners understand how visitors interact with their websites by providing information about the areas visited, time spent on the website and issues encountered, such as error messages. This information helps improve the performance of websites.||These cookies don't identify you as an individual and collect all data anonymously.|
|Functionality||These cookies allow websites to remember the choices you make, such as your username and email address, to provide a more personalised experience.||These cookies do collect personally identifiable information and can identify you as an individual.|
4. How Long Do Cookies Last?
The length of time cookies last varies. There are two types of cookie:
- Session or temporary: These cookies are deleted from your computer after you leave a website.
- Permanent or persistent: These cookies are not deleted from your computer after you leave a website. They remain on your computer for a period after your visit.
5. Third-Party Cookies
We use the following third-party cookies on this website:
|Cookie||Purpose||Data Collected||More Information|
|Google Analytics||We use Google Analytics to collect statistical information about the use of our website.||This cookie provides anonymous information about ad serving domains, browser type, demographics, language settings, page views, time/date. This information is not personally identifiable and is used to improve this website.||Find out more|
|Google AdSense||We use Google AdSense to display adverts on some of our pages. Google AdSense may use user data.||You can review Google's Ad Settings alongside information about managing what information is collected and opt-out of the collection.||Find out more|
|The DoubleClick Cookie||Google uses the DoubleClick cookie in the adverts served on the websites of its partners, such as websites displaying AdSense adverts or participating in Google certified ad networks.||Google may drop a DoubleClick cookie on the user's browser when users visit a partner's website and view or click on an advert.||Find out more|
|ExpertRec (Search)||Your information is collected in an anonymous cookie containing a user identifier (user-id), automatically assigned to you by the search software.||User identifiers are used to distinguish users and to provide an improved search experience.||Find out more|
6. How Do I Manage My Cookies?
You may refuse to accept cookies from this site or any other website by activating settings in your browser. Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. Alternatively, you can use a plug-in such as Ghostery to monitor and block cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to use site features that rely on cookies. You can find information about the procedure to follow to enable or disable cookies at:
For information about other browsers, please refer to https://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.
To opt-out of participating in Google Analytics data, use the opt-out browser add-on https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
7. Cookies From Social Networking Sites
We have links to social networking websites, for example, Twitter, Linkedin and YouTube. These websites may place cookies on your device. Project Smart does not control how they use their cookies. Therefore we suggest that you check their websites to find out.
8. Further Information
You can find more information about cookies at All About Cookies.