WHAT ARE COOKIES?
There are a number of reasons cookies are used, such as allowing you to navigate between pages proficiently, keeping your preferences stored and improving your overall experience of a website. Cookies make the website activities faster, simpler and sometimes possible for you. If cookies are not used, the website will assume you are new visitor whenever you change to a different page on the website.
Cookies are also used on websites to enable them to analyses traffic through the site by observing at visitor activities and location, to improve the long-term visitor experience. This is known as a traffic cookie.
WHAT EXACTLY ARE COOKIES?
A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie or browser cookie, is a simple text file that is sent from a website’s server to a user’s device while a user is browsing a website. It is stored on a user’s device for a specific period, which is dependent on the type of cookie. Only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie and each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. The website can then read the information on that cookie, allowing it to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket.
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These cookies permit users to modify how a website appears for them. They can save usernames, regions, language and local language preferences.
This type of cookie gathers data in collective visitor’s website activities, which permits us to progress its performance over time. Performance cookies only collect anonymous data, and allow us to:
- Monitor the performance of our website
- Gather information about visitors website usage so we can improve it
- Test new features on a small sample of users
SOCIAL MEDIA COOKIES
These cookies permit you to link with social media, so you can share and promote your Smile Hub activity within Instagram, Facebook, Twitter etc.