Information about cookies
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
We have set out in the table below details of the cookies we use and why.
SMC cookie information
|DYNSRV/ADMINDYNSRV||Strictly necessary||When your browser session ends||To ensure that we give you the best possible experience on our website.
This cookie does not identify you personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you.
|wordpress_test_cookie||Strictly necessary||When your browser session ends||A test to see if cookies are enabled on your browser.
|viewed_cookie_policy||Functionality||When your browser session ends||Saves a message to let us know that you’ve viewed our cookie message.|
|_ga||Analytics||2 years||We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use our website. We do this in order to ensure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.
Google Analytics stores information about:
- the pages you visit on the site
- how long you spend on each page
- how you got to the site
- what you click on while you’re visiting the site
How to control cookies
You can control cookies on your device as you wish. For details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.