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SMART ROTA COOKIES POLICY

Last Update: 27/04/18

 

By continuing to browse our website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.  If you wish to remove cookies placed on your device by our sites or stop our sites placing further cookies on your device you can do this at any time (learn how to do this below), however doing so is likely to mean that our website will not work as you would expect and certain functionality may be inoperable.

 

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small pieces of information that a website stores on your computer either in the memory of your computer or other devices such as mobile phones, tablet devices (these cookies are commonly known as session cookies) or are placed on the hard drive of your device (commonly known as persistent cookies).

 

What do cookies do?

Cookies can be created when you visit a website or other service that uses cookies.  Most of the time these cookies contain harmless non-identifiable (anonymous) information that help the website provide a better user experience to you; or to assist in improving the website by tracking your interactions.

 

How do I manage cookies?

You can choose how cookies are handled by your device via your browser settings.  The most popular browsers allow users to

     a) accept all cookies.

     b) to notify you when a cookie is issued.

     c) to not receive cookies at any time.

If you choose not to receive cookies at any time, our website may not function properly, and certain services will not be provided, spoiling your experience of the website.  Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

For more information about cookies, and how to delete and disable cookies please visit www.allaboutcookies.org

 

How do we use cookies?

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website in order to provide increased functionality and service.  This not only helps us to provide you with a better experience, but also to help us improve our website and services.

The cookies we use only contain anonymous information to improve the services we offer, and do not contain personal information.  It is also important to point out that not all cookies used by this website are created by us.  These cookies (referred to as third party cookies) are covered below.

 

Cookies we set on our website

The cookies we use are only to provide functionality or analytical services.

Analytical cookies for our commercial website

Our website uses Google Universal Analytics, a web analytics tool provided by Google, to collect information about how visitors use our site.  We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site.  The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

_ga

This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier.  It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.  It is set to expire after 2 years.


_gid

This cookie is used to store Session ID and to group the entire session’s activity together for each user.  These Session IDs help Google Analytics group the entire user journey for each session.  Session IDs change after each session thereby causing the value in cookie to change also. It is set to expire after 24 hours.

Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data

 
Functional cookies for our commercial website

These cookies relate to the functionality of our website and allow us to improve the services we offer.

PHPSESSID

This cookie stores the Session ID.  The session on the website is used to store information retrieved from the database and we simply store the ID in a cookie to keep the session active.

acceptCookies

This cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies. Where users have previously indicated a preference, that user’s preference will be stored in this cookie.

 

Functional cookies for our application service website

.AspNet.ApplicationCookie

Any users that attempt to visit a private page are redirected to a login page if they don't carry a valid authentication cookie. The login page, after having verified provided credentials, emits the cookie, which then travels with any subsequent requests from that user through the same browser until it expires.

SessionState.IsManagerialView.Id

Ensure that the management view can time out independently of the session time out.

_RequestVerificationToken

It delivers protection by creating a dynamic lock to submitting your forms by generating a token for each form page a user downloads that has an AntiForgeryToken in it.  This token is then set as an encrypted session cookie.  When users submit this hidden form field our server compares it with the encrypted cookie to ensure forms posted are same forms generated by our application.

Site.PIN

It allows a device to access the pin entry page for the clock-in feature. This is saved once the user inputs the enabling pin code to unlock this feature.

 

Opting out of Analytics

If you would like to opt out of Analytics cookies, you can do so by using the links below:

Google Analytics - https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout 
 

Contacting us

If you have any questions about your privacy, or the information we may hold, please refer to our privacy policy for more information.  If you have any other related questions, queries or complaints, please contact us.