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Cookies

www.smi-online.co.uk use cookies to improve performance and enhance your user experience. Cookies are very small text files passed back and forth whenever you browse a website that help improve your interaction by knowing whether you have previously visited the website.

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you'd expect
  • Save you having to login every time you visit the site
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Personalise our site to you to help you get what you need faster
  • Continuously improve our website for you

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties

What cookies do we use?

Our own cookies

The cookies set by www.smi-online.co.uk are:

Name: sref
Typical content: randomly generated code used to call up purchases/basket
Expires: 2 weeks

Name: ASP.NET_SessionID
Typical content: a code representing your current login session
Expires: When you close the browser

We use these cookies for:

  • Making our shopping basket and checkout work
  • Determining if you are logged in or not
  • Remembering if you have accepted our terms and conditions

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Third party Cookies

We use Google Analytics to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using, how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website by telling us how people reached this site and whether they have been here before.

The cookies set by Google Analytics are:

Name: _utma
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: 2 years

Name: _utmb
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: 30 minutes

Name: _utmc
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: when user exits browser

Name: _utmz
Typical content: randomly generated number + info on how the site was reached (e.g. directly or via a link, organic search or paid search)
Expires: 6 months

For more information about Google Analytics and the cookies it sets, please take a look at this breakdown of their cookies.

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on the software you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect

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