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 usually contain the name of the website the cookie has come from, how long it will remain on your device and a value, which is 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. How Long Do Cookies Last?
Most browsers accept cookies automatically. You can change the settings to block cookies or alert you when they are sent to your computer. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about adjusting or modifying your browser settings. Alternatively, you can use a plug-in such as Ghostery to monitor and block cookies.
Note: Blocking cookies may affect the way websites you visit work.
6. Third-Party Cookies
We use the following third-party cookies on this website:
|Cookie||Purpose||Data Collected||More Information|
|Google Analytics||This allows collecting website statistics and tracking information to improve this website.||This cookie provides anonymous information about ad serving domains, browser type, demographics, language settings, page views, time/date.||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 identifier used to distinguish users and to provide an improved search experience.||Find out more|
|Commento (Comments)||Cookies that are necessary for site operation are stored. No unnecessary cookies or personal data are stored.||User identifier used to attribute comments to the individual contributor.||Find out more|
7. How To Manage 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. 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
8. 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.
9. Further Information
You can find more information about cookies at All About Cookies.