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SMART ROTA COOKIES POLICY

Last Update: 8th January 2015

HOW WE USE COOKIES

Cookies are very small text files that are stored on your equipment when you visit some websites’ browser or use some mobile application software, which can be used to identify that you have previously visited a site or that you have previously used the mobile application software, or to store small bits of information locally with you. If you want to know more about what cookies are and how to control them, http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ is a great resource, or read on to see what we use cookies for.

We use cookies to make our website www.smartrota.com (“Website”) and our mobile application software (“App”) easier for you to use. By continuing to browse the Website or by registering and using our App you are agreeing to our use of cookies. You can remove any cookies already stored on your computer, your mobile device, or in the App’s sandbox but this may prevent you from using parts of our Website or using our App.

THE COOKIES WE USE

1. Compliance Cookies

We will use a cookie to count how many times the cookies pop up has been shown to you. Once it has been shown to you a number of times (or if you click in the “yes please” or “no thanks” bottom), the pop up will no longer be displayed (unless you removed the compliance cookies from your device).

2. Cookies for logging in and to remember preferences

We will use cookies for remembering your log in details and your preferences (e.g. if you opt out from receiving marketing communications from us).

3. Functional Cookies

These cookies known as Session IDs are used to enable core website functionality. They do not contain any personal information.

4. Analytic Cookies measuring web traffic

We will use Google Analytics (Universal), a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) to help analyse the use of our Website. For this purpose, Google Analytics (Universal) uses cookies to generate information about your use of this Website - standard internet log information (including your IP address) and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form – which will then be transmitted to and stored by Google including on servers in the United States. Google will anonymise the information sent by removing the last octet of your IP address prior to its transfer and storage. According to Google Analytics (Universal) terms of service, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Website and compiling reports on Website activity for us. We will not use, and will not allow any third party to use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any personally identifiable information of visitors to this Website. Google may transfer the information collected by Google Analytics to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. According to Google Analytics terms of service, however, Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

See also for more information:

http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/terms/regional.html

We use the Google Tag Manager to run Google Analytics (Universal). The Google Tag Manager will not collect any information beyond that already stated for analytics.

See also for more information:

http://www.google.co.uk/tagmanager/faq.html

5. Third Party Cookies

Other companies offering and advertising their products or services on our Website may also download cookies on to your equipment. These companies will have their own privacy policies which will govern the way they use their cookies. We accept no responsibility or liability for these websites to the maximum extent permitted by law.

6. Cookies for Adverts and Remarketing

We will use the online advertising program Google AdWords and the Google Remarketing technology, to advertise online and make ads more relevant (“Remarketing”). Remarketing cookies will be used by third parties (including Google) to show our ads on websites other than our own. Both us and third parties (including Google) will also use Remarketing cookies – both first party (such as Google Analytics) and third party (such as DoubleClick) – to serve more relevant ads to users based on such users’ past visits to our Website, whether those users are on our Website or on other websites. Our Remarketing cookies and Remarketing lists will not collect any personal information.

HOW CAN I MANAGE MY COOKIES?

You can control how your web browser deals with cookies by changing your browser settings.

You may refuse the use of

AboutCookies.org has a great guide on how to do this for all the major browsers, and a lot of other information about cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our Website.