Cookies Policy

1. What are cookies? 2. Which are the categories of the cookies used in our website? 3. How do we use cookies? 4. What cookies exactly do we use? 5. Do not track preferences 6. How can I change my cookie settings on www.smarterchains.com 7. Visitor logs 8. How can you control cookies? 9. Advertising Preferences 10. Contact

Our Website uses cookies and other tracking technologies to ensure functional operation of our website, to improve your navigation and to analyze our website traffic. In addition, we may use cookies display internet-based ads to you and other personalized content.

1. What are cookies?

A cookie is a small data file that is sent to a user’s browser from a web server and stored on the user’s computer’s hard drive, in order to allow a website to recognize the user when he returns to the website using the same computer and web browser, either for the duration of his visit (a “session cookie”) or for repeat visits (a “persistent cookie”). The session cookies are stored in the user’s device until log out, until the user leaves a webpage or until the software (web browser) is disabled while the persistent cookies remain on the user’s device until deleted or once they reach a defined expiration date. Other similar files (or tracking technologies and services) work in the same way and SmarterChains uses the word ‘Cookie’ in this Policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.

2. Which are the categories of the cookies used in our website?

We use cookies that are strictly necessary, functionality cookies, statistics cookies and marketing cookies.

The cookies placed by our website are called 'first party cookies'. Cookies placed by others are called 'third party cookies'. Third-party cookies allow third-party features or functions (such as analytics, ads, and videos) to be provided on or through our website. The parties who place third party cookies can recognize your device both when visiting our website and when visiting certain other digital platforms.

We do not have access to or control over cookies or other features that advertisers and third-party sites may use, and the information practices of these advertisers and third-party websites are not covered by Our Privacy Policy or this Cookies and Online Advertising Policy. Please contact them directly for more information about their privacy practices.

In addition, persistent cookies are cookies saved on your computer which are not deleted automatically when you close your browser, unlike a session cookie, which is deleted when you close your browser.

3. How do we use cookies?

Cookies are only installed if you accept their installation when you visit our website. By accepting cookies when entering our site, you expressly state that you have read and understood the specific terms and conditions regarding the installation, function and purpose of the cookies and you provide your consent for their use. Alternatively, you may not accept cookies. In this case, only cookies that are technically and functionally necessary for the operation of the website will be installed.

4. What cookies exactly do we use?

The cookies used by the website can be divided in the following categories:

Category

Purpose

Absolutely necessary Cookies (installed by default)

The absolutely necessary cookies are essential for the proper operation of the website. They enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.

Functional Cookies (Please note that functional session cookies that are necessary for the proper function of our website may be placed without your consent, while functional persistent cookies are always subject to your prior consent.)

The functionality cookies allow the website to remember your choices such as language, etc. so as to provide improved and personalized features. They can also be used to provide services that have been requested by the user, such as video viewing or use of social media. These cookies can not track the browsing activity on other sites.

Statistics and Analytics Cookies (prior consent required)

These are cookies that evaluate the way visitors use the website and are used for statistical purposes and to improve the performance of a website.

Marketing Cookies (prior consent required)

Purpose: Targeting and advertising cookies collect information about your actions on the website in order to improve the services provided to you, according to your preferences. As for ads, although our website does not host ads, when you visit a third-party site or a social networking site that uses ads, you may see an ad related to our website.

A table with a sum up of the cookies being used in the website follows:

Provider

Cookies name

Purpose

Installation period

Category/type

Classification

Link to third
party privacy policy

www.smarterchains.com

CRAFT_CSRF_TOKEN

Used to provide protection against Cross-Site
Request Forgery attacks (CSRF) for whenever a form is used.

2000 seconds

User Session/HTTP

Necessary

-

www.smarterchains.com

CraftSessionId

Maintain sessions across web request.

2000 seconds

User Session/HTTP

Necessary

-

www.smarterchains.com

entry-11060

Saved user visit on the page

180 days

Session

Functional

-

www.smarterchains.com

entry-2

Saved user visit on the page

180 days

Session

Functional

-

www.smarterchains.com

entry-744

Saved user visit on the page

180 days

Session

Functional

-

www.smarterchains.com

acptCookie

Saved user visit on the page

1 Year

Session

Functional

-

www.smarterchains.com

webcastPop

Saved user visit on the page

15 days

Session

Functional

-

AddThis

sshs

The AddThis cookie is is associated with the ‘share buttons’ where a user can email or share a link of a post to their friends.

Functional

link

LinkedIn

lidc

To store performed actions on the website

1 day

Marketing

link

LinkedIn

lissc

Used for tracking the use of embedded services

1 year

Marketing

link

LinkedIn

bcookie

To store browser details

2 years

Marketing

link

LinkedIn

lang

Used to remember a user's language setting

Expires at end of session

Session

Marketing

link

LinkedIn

UserMatchHistory

To enable ad delivery or retargeting.

30 days

Marketing

link

HubSpot

__hstc

To store time of visit.

13 months

Marketing

link

LinkedIn

li_gc

Used to store consent of guests regarding the use of cookies for non-essential purposes

2 years

Marketing

link

HubSpot

hubspotutk

To store and track a visitor's identity

13 months

Analytics

link

HubSpot

__hssrc

Whenever HubSpot changes the session cookie, this cookie is also set to determine if the visitor has restarted their browser.

Expires at end of session

Session

Analytics

link

HubSpot

__hssc

This cookie keeps track of sessions

30 minutes

Analytics

link

Google Analytics

_ga

Used to distinguish users

2 years

Analytics

link

Google Analytics

_gid

To count and track pageviews

1 day

Statistics

link

Google Analytics

_gat

To filter requests from bots

1 minute

Statistics

link

Note: This list may change from time to time, so please check back often for updates.

5. Do not track preferences

Do Not Track is a function that allows visitors not to be tracked by websites. Do Not Track options are available in a number of browsers including:

If you enable the Do Not Track option in your web browser, we will respect your choice and your browsing experience on our website will not be tracked.

If you have not enabled the Do Not Track option, we will show you a cookie banner for you to make your choice and install a cookie called is_remember to keep track of your choice. This cookie expires after 2 days. Then, if your Do Not Track option is not enabled, you will be shown the cookie banner again to renew your choice.

In case you have disabled all cookies, you will be shown the cookie banner at each visit of our website.

6. How can I change my cookie settings on www.smarterchains.com

You can turn Functional, Statistics and Marketing cookies on or off right here. Strictly Necessary cookies cannot be turned off as the website requires these to function correctly.


Functional Cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember your choices such as language, etc. so as to provide improved and personalized features. They can also be used to provide services that have been requested by the user, such as video viewing or use of social media.


Statistics Cookies

These are cookies that evaluate the way visitors use the website and are used for statistical purposes and to improve the performance of a website.


Marketing Cookies

These cookies help to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. As for ads, although our website does not host ads, when you visit a third-party site or a social networking site that uses ads, you may see an ad related to our website.


7. Visitor logs

We automatically delete visitors' logs after 6 months. Aggregated data, containing no personal data, are stored for an indefinite period for analysis purposes.

8. How can you control cookies?

You can manage the use and installation of cookies at any time through a panel (Cookies management control panel), where you can choose which category of cookies or which cookies in particular you want to accept and which ones not. You can always decide to withdraw your consent, or consent again at any time.

For more details on how to control cookies, please visit aboutcookies.org. Also, for more information on cookies and opt-out choices, you may check the following:

9. Advertising Preferences

For details on managing your preferences for ads online, particularly for many third-party advertising networks, please check:

10. Contact

If you have any queries regarding this cookies policy or the processing of your personal data, you may contact us at info@smarterchains.com

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