COOKIES POLICY

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We use cookies or similar tools on our site to improve its performance and your experience. This policy explains how we do this.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that a website can save to your computer or mobile device when you visit a page or site. The cookie will help the site or other sites to recognize your device the next time you visit it. Web beacons or other similar files can do the same. We use the term cookies in this policy to name all files that collect information in this way.

Cookies perform many different functions. For example, they help us remember your username or preferences, analyze how well our sites perform, or even allow us to recommend content that we think will be of interest to you.

Some cookies contain personal information - for example, if you clicked "Remember me" when you logged in to your account, the cookie will remember your username. Most cookies do not collect information that can identify you, but rather collect general information about how users access and use our sites or what their location is.

What types of cookies does the SmartCard site use?

In general, cookies perform 4 different functions:

1. Important cookies

Some cookies are vital to the functioning of our sites. They allow us to identify users who are registered as well as those who are our paid subscribers. They ensure that these users can, for example, comment below the articles, and that paid subscribers have the necessary level of access to the articles and sections on the sites. If a subscriber decides to stop these cookies, he will not have access to the content available only to subscribers.

2. Cookies related to the effectiveness of the site

We use other cookies to analyze how visitors use our sites and to monitor the performance of our site. This allows us to offer you a high quality experience by customizing the content offered and quickly identifying and resolving various issues. For example, we could use cookies to track which pages are most popular. We may also use cookies to show you articles or services that we think may be of interest to you depending on how you use the site.

3. Functional cookies

Functional cookies allow us to remember your preferences, such as font size and other personal settings. For example, cookies save you the time and effort of entering a username every time you visit our site.

4. Behaviorally targeted advertising cookies

SmartCards and our advertisers use cookies to show you ads that we believe are relevant to your interests. For example, if you've read several NFC- related articles on our site or other sites, a chipmaker may assume that you have an interest in the topic and show you their NFC ads. You can see these ads on SmartCard sites and other sites you visit. But we do not disclose your identity to our advertisers.
For behaviorally targeted advertising, we use a Google Inc. service . which is called remarketing. According to its own policy, Google does not collect personal data in this process. However, if you do not wish to be subject to remarketing, you can disable it by changing your settings at this link: http://www.google.com/settings/ads . You can also disable the use of cookies for behaviorally targeted ads by following the instructions on this page: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp .

Does anyone else use cookies on the SmartCards site?

Advertisers sometimes use their cookies to show you targeted ads. For example, advertisers may use an account based on sites you've previously visited to show you more relevant ads when you visit the SmartCards site. We believe it's helpful for our users to see ads that target their interests.

We use or allow third parties to use cookies on our sites that fall into the four categories mentioned above. For example, like many companies, we use Google Analytics to monitor the traffic to our sites. Also, when you share an article using the social media buttons (such as Facebook) on a SmartCards site, the social network that created that button will remember this action of yours.

We may use third-party cookies to assist us in researching the market, tracking revenue, improving functionality, and monitoring compliance with our terms and conditions and copyright policy.

How to turn off cookies?

All modern browsers allow you to change cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the "options" or "preferences" menu of your browser. To be aware of these settings, the following links can help you or you can use the "Help" button on your browser menus for more details:

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS .



Please remember that if you decide to stop cookies, some sections of our site may not work properly.

Does SmartCards use cookies that contain my personal data?

No, the cookies we use are anonymous and do not contain any personal data.

More info

More information on how businesses use cookies is available at: www.allaboutcookies.org .