Privacy policy

‘SMITHS’ is committed to protecting your privacy and maintaining the security of any personal information you supply. We strictly adhere to the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 in the UK, and maintain the highest standards of security, however, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. So, whilst we will do our best to protect your Information, we cannot ensure the security of data transmitted to our website. Any information you submit is sent at your own risk. Once we have received your information we will use strict procedures and security features to prevent unauthorised access. This statement outlines what personal information we collect and how we may use it.

Cookies

The ‘SMITHS’ website uses ‘cookies’ in the course of its operation. This is standard practice for all websites. A cookie is a small file that is stored on your computer when you visit a website. If you visit the website again, it is recognised as a repeat visit by means of the cookie. The cookie contains a unique number but does not contain personal data. We will not use the cookie to identify you personally. We do not use cookies to collect personal information about you and we do not generally store any personal information that you provide to us in your cookies.

You can configure your web browser to refuse cookies, to delete cookies, or to be informed if a cookie is set. How to do this will depend on the browser you use and we provide further detail below on how to disable cookies for the most popular browsers. However, changing the cookie settings in your browser may mean the ‘SMITHS’ website does not operate properly

For Microsoft Internet Explorer:

1. Choose the menu tools then Internet Options

2. Click on the privacy tab

3. Select the setting the appropriate setting

For Mozilla Firefox:

1. Choose the menu tools then Options

2. Click on the icon privacy

3. Find the menu cookie and select the relevant options

For Opera 6.0 and further:

1. Choose the menu Files > Preferences

Privacy

During your visits to the ‘SMITHS’ website you may notice some cookies that are not related to ‘SMITHS’. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, Facebook and YouTube, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. ‘SMITHS’ does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of the ‘SMITHS’ website including the number of people visiting and which areas are most popular. This information helps us to improve the website to better serve customers’ needs. This tool generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies. Google Analytics privacy policy can be found here.