Who we are

our website url: http://www.smokingroom.net.

Cookies on this site

What are they?

‘Cookies’ are small text files that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive, mobile phone or other device you use to access websites.

What cookies do we use on this site?

There are two types of cookies used on the www.thecreativeindustries.co.uk site: a ASP.NET_SessionId cookie from Microsoft and a set of five cookies from Google Analytics.

Why do we use them?

The ASP.NET_SessionId cookie is essential to enable users to move about the site and for us to provide users with certain features on the site. It expires at the end of the user’s online session.

The Google Analytics cookies provide us with information on visits to the website. This includes  how many unique browsers we have had during a given period and how often people visit our site, where and when they tend to come in and which pages they were looking at before they left, and so on.

We use this information to best manage content for users and to improve all users’ experience on our website. You can find out more about privacy policy here.

We do not use cookies to collect information that indentifies you personally. For this reason these cookies are often called ‘anonymous analytics cookies’ and they are entirely benign. The longest lifespan of these cookies is two years.

You can find out more about cookie use at Google Analytics.

We have no means of tracking your surfing behaviour on other websites before or after you visit the www.thecreativeindustries.co.uk website.

What is the legal position on cookies?

The law about use of non-essential cookies changed in May 2011. You can find more information about this from the Information Commissioner’s Office.

In the meantime, you can tell your web browser to notify you whenever a website attempts to set a cookie. You can also tell your browser to disable and/or refuse all cookies, although doing so may affect your experience of many websites.

Each browser has slightly different ways of handling cookies but you can usually find out how to do it via the ‘Help’ or ‘Settings’ options on your browser.

There’s also a really useful site called All About Cookieswhich is a free resource to help marketers and consumers understand the issues surrounding the use of cookies.