What is a cookie?
In reality, a cookie is a small text file which is stored by the user's web browser. The cookie only contains data, not code, so it can't contain a virus or spyware. This doesn't mean that all cookies are harmless in intent, but they can only ever store information.
See www.allaboutcookies.org for more information about cookies.
What cookies do we use?
The cookies we use on the main SMMGP web site are just "analytical" cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of site visitors and to see how these visitors move around the site when they're using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works e.g. by making sure visitors are finding the information they need as easily as possible.
This site uses four Google Analytics cookies:
If you would like to know more about these cookies, please see the Google Analytics web site.
What about the SMMGP Forums & Blog?
The SMMGP Forums and Blog sites also use Google Analytics cookies, the same as the main SMMGP web site.
In addition they uses a number of other cookies to keep track of information such as whether or not a visitor is logged in. Without these cookies it would not be possible for the Forums or Blog to operate.
What about PayPal?