We may setup and access Cookies on your computer. Cookies may be placed on your computer when you visit certain parts of the website. We use these to identify and track visitors, their usage of the Website, their access preferences and for advertising.
You can stop cookies from being placed on your device. However, this will have an impact on the performance of our website. If you do still wish to know how to disable your cookies, please follow the guidance provided by your internet browser software.
What are Cookies
Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer by your web browser. There are two main categories of Cookies known as Session Cookies and Persistent Cookies. A Session Cookie is a temporary file which is stored in your computer for the duration of your visit to a website. The Cookie is deleted when you leave the site. A Persistent Cookie is saved to your computer and will remain there for the duration set within the Cookie.
Below is an introduction to the various types of cookies in use;
1. Strictly Necessary cookies
These are cookies that allow you to use different parts of our site. Without them different features that you have requested cannot be provided. These are usually set in response to an action performed by the user like clicking on a job advert or failing to enter the correct password to their account.
2. Functional cookies
These help us to make your experience within our site more personal. For instance, knowing if you have been on the site before so that messages for new visitors are not displayed to you.
3. First party cookies
These are cookies that are set by our website and only we can read them.
4. Session cookies
These are stored while you browse our site and then deleted once you leave.
5. Persistent cookies
These are saved on your computer and won’t be deleted when you close the web page. We use these to provide functionality like keeping you logged in when you come back to the site.
6. Performance cookies (optional if tracking codes are used)
These help us to track how people are using our site. They help us to know what pages people are using most and how users navigate around the site. We use this information to make informed decision about how we can improve the user experience of our site.
The information we get using these cookies is completely anonymous and we will make no attempt to identify your or influence your experience of our site while you are on it.
If you use the “Do Not Track” browser setting, we currently don’t respond to DNT requests.
7. Third party cookies (optional if tracking codes are used)
These are set by someone other than us. These can be things like Google Analytics and other embedded content.
@Smile Dental Clinic’s website www.at-smile.co.uk uses 17 cookies to enhance the user experience, control access to parts of the site, to provide analytics on how people engage with our website and to record consent for our “opt-in” direct marketing consent request. Upon the expiry date of a cookie, the website will automatically update cookie unless it is withdrawn or deleted. Specific detail on these Cookies is shown below;
If you have previously browsed or used our website and no longer wish to accept Cookie, you should be aware that some Cookies will have been set. You may delete these Cookies at any time by changing the Cookie settings on your computer. Further guidance on reviewing and amending these settings can be found through the help section of your internet browser.
We use Google Analytics Cookies. These Cookies gather analytical information about the users of our website to help us understand better usage patterns. We typically use Google Analytics for this purpose.
The information generated by the Google Analytics Cookie (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.
Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.
If you have any questions, concerns or complaints with respect to this Cookie Notice, please contact our data protection officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01534 745467.