SMARTERDEAL, like most websites, uses small text files called cookies to improve the user experience. This note provides information on what cookies are, why we are using them, and how they can be controlled by you.
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on a user’s computer (or mobile device) and that is created when a user visits a website using a program called a browser (for example Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari).
A cookie is not a software program itself and does not actively do anything on a user's computer or mobile device. Most importantly, a cookie cannot be used to identify a user personally but it does contribute to improving a user's experience of a website.
A cookie only allows the website to read the contents of the cookie text file. The text file itself simply contains a unique identifier code; the site name and some digits and numbers.
In addition, the of use certain approved 3rd-party cookies such as Google Analytics allows us to analyse our site traffic and enables us to conduct valuable research to improve our website.
If you do not wish to have cookies on your computer or mobile device you can easily control and/or delete cookies as you wish.
You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer/device and you can set most browsers to restrict or block them. All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings, typically to be found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your browser. If you delete, restrict or completely block cookies however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work the way they are supposed to.
For more details, the following link may be helpful: www.allaboutcookies.org