Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This page explains what we collect and how we use your information. It explains where you have control of what we collect and where you don't.

What information we collect

Information can be received by us in three ways:

  1. Information received from you through the contact form on the site.
  2. Information you email to us through our email address.
  3. Information you allow us to store in cookies recording the way you use the site and your preferences.

How we use your information

  • Any information you choose to send us we will not share with other parties.
  • Any information you allow us to collect through cookies will be used to improve your experience when visiting the site.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by sites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make sites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our site (www.smartme.co.uk). We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source.

Why are we explaining this? - The UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) requires sites to explain the cookie data that we store on your computer, and where such cookies are not essential to the operation of the site to allow you to opt out of their storage on your computer.

What options do I have? - The table below shows the cookies that we store on your computer. Some of them are classed as essential to the operation of the site (so your only choice if you are not happy with them is not to use the site), but others are optional and you may opt out of them if you wish. The preferences that you choose below are specific to the computer that you are currently using and you will have to set them on each computer as you use our site.

Source & Cookie Names Description Options
Google Analytics

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We use a service called Google Analytics to collect information about the way that you use the site, including how long you stay on pages, which pages you visit, details of your operating system, browser and geographic location. Google stores a cookie on your computer which remains on your device. While it does collect detailed information about your usage, it is not personally identifiable. You can opt-out of having making your site activity available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript that is running on websites from sharing information with Google Analytics about visit activity.
Google Adverts

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We use Google adverts which use cookies to make advertising more engaging to users of this site. Cookies can be used to select advertising based on what's relevant to you and to avoid showing you the same adverts again. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser using Google's Ads Preference Manager, found here.

You can opt-out of the AdSense partner network cookie here; however, this opt-out mechanism uses a cookie, and if you clear the cookies from your browser it will 'forget' the opt-out.

You can ensure your opt-out is maintained for a particular browser with a Google plug-in, available here.
AWIN Adverts

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We use a company called AWIN for some adverts who use various third party tracking companies Double Click, TagMan, Ominture, DC Storm, Site Tagger and Atlas. If you do not want this cookie stored on your device we ask you not to use this site.
Optimise

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We use a company called AWIN for some adverts who use some cookies to track sales. If you want to control Optimise Affiliate Marketing and Customer Rewards Fulfillment Cookies.

To opt-out Click Here.

To opt-in Click Here.

To opt-out of interest based adverts Click Here.

Facebook

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We use a Facebook widget for linking to Facebook Google adverts which use cookies to make advertising more engaging to users of this site. This adds a number of cookies. You can opt out of seeing online interest-based ads from Facebook and other participating companies through the the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance in Europe, the Digital Advertising Alliance in the US or the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada in Canada or through your mobile device settings.
Twitter

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Twitter uses cookies to log you into Twitter, save your preferences, personalize the content you see, and protect against spam and abuse. If you want to control how Twitter tailors suggestions for you based on your recent visits to websites that have integrated Twitter buttons or widgets, you can read more about this here.
TSOHost

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TSOHost hosts our website and sets a cookie which allows them to load balance and manage server traffic demand. The cookie only lasts as long as you are viewing the website. If you do not want this cookie stored on your device we ask you not to use this site.
SmartMe

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We store a cookie on your device once you acknowledge the cookie notice. While it may seem counter-intuitive to store a cookie to specify this, this is the only way that we can stop showing you the cookie notice again on your next visit. Cookie not set

If you want controls independent of this site most web browsers allow some control of cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies and how to control them, visit https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/online/cookies/.

Links to other sites

This privacy notice does not cover the sites at the links provided on smartme.co.uk. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other sites you visit. (Updated: 2020-08-13)


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