Canada’s Intellectual Property Firm

This website (“Website”) is operated by Smart & Biggar LP (“we”, “us” or “our”). This Cookies Policy describes how we use cookies to improve your browsing experience and to understand the way you use our Website. 

The first time you visit this Website, you will be presented with a banner with a link to this Cookies Policy. By accepting our cookie banner and continuing to use this Website without changing your settings, you consent to our use of cookies as described below. Otherwise, if you would like to change your cookies settings, please see the sections titled “Managing Your Cookie Settings” and “How to Opt-Out of Cookies” below.

What is a Cookie?

A “cookie” is a small text file which is downloaded and stored on your computer or device that uniquely identifies your browser or device. This Website uses different types of cookies. Some cookies on this Website are placed by us and some are placed by third parties. The purposes for which they are used are set out in this Cookies Policy.   

Cookies used by this Website

Strictly Necessary Cookies – Strictly necessary cookies enable you to navigate around the Website and allow the features of the Website to work correctly. The Website cannot function without these cookies.

Some examples of strictly necessary cookies used on this Website include:

Name Host Details
__cf_bm This is a CloudFlare cookie which is necessary to support Cloudflare Bot Management, currently in private beta. As part of Cloudflare’s bot management service, this cookie helps manage incoming traffic that matches criteria associated with bots.
__cfruid This cookie is associated with sites using CloudFlare and it is used to identify trusted web traffic.
ASP.NET_SessionId This is a general purpose platform session cookie used by sites written with Microsoft .NET based technologies. It is usually used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server.

Functional Cookies – Functional cookies collect information about how you use the Website and remember choices you have made in the past so we can provide a higher quality experience to you by customising our services (e.g. choice of language, font size, location, topics of interest). This information is usually anonymised and is not used for any other purpose.

Some examples of functional cookies used on this Website include:

Name Host Details
hubspotutk This cookie is associated with websites built on the HubSpot platform. According to HubSpot report, its purpose is user authentication.
sp_t This domain is owned by Spotify. Spotify provides a number of tools to embed into websites, which enable the tracking of users and non-users across domains.
vuid This domain is owned by Vimeo. The main business activity is video hosting / sharing

Performance Cookies – These cookies help us to understand how many visitors interact with the Website and what pages are visited, by collecting and reporting information anonymously. This data will help us understand who is using the Website and how we can improve its contents. Performance cookies also allow you to share pages with social networks and post comments.

Some examples of performance cookies used on this Website include:

Name Host Details
__hstc These cookies are associated with websites built on the HubSpot platform. It is reported by HubSpot as being used for website analytics.
_ga This cookie is associated with Google Universal Analytics. It is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the site’s analytics reports.

Targeting Cookies – Targeting cookies collect information about your browsing habits and are used to make advertising more relevant to you and your interests.

Some examples of targeting cookies used on this Website include:

Name Host Details
_cfuvid This domain is owned by Hubspot, a company that provides a range of online marketing and sales technology and services.
li_sugr These domains are owned by LinkedIn. They typically act as third party hosts where website owners have placed one of their content sharing buttons in their webpages.
VISITOR_PRIVACY_METADATA YouTube, a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos, collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.

Managing Your Cookie Settings

As noted above, the first time you visit this Website, you will be presented with a banner with a link to this Cookies Policy. The cookie banner will contain a button labelled “Cookies Settings” and by clicking on this button, you will be able to change your cookie preferences.

In addition, you may change your cookie settings through your Internet browser. These settings are usually found in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your Internet browser. The “HELP” function within your browser will provide detailed instructions as to how to do this.

How to Opt-Out of Cookies

As above, you can change your cookie preferences, including opting-out of particular cookies, by clicking on the “Cookies Settings” button in our cookie banner. You can also disable cookies for the Website in your browser settings. The “HELP” function within your browser will provide detailed instructions as to how to do this. 

Alternatively, you may wish to visit which contains information on how to block cookies for a wide variety of browsers.  You will find details for how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies.

Some of the services offered by this Website will be limited or will not function well if cookies are disabled.

Third Party Websites

This Website sometimes links to third party websites which may also use cookies over which we have no control.  We recommend that you check the relevant third party’s privacy policies and/or cookies policies for information about any cookies which may be used.

Contact Us

We may update this Cookies Policy and we encourage you to review the policy from time to time to stay informed of how we are using cookies. This Cookies Policy was last updated in February 2024.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our use of cookies or this Cookies Policy, please send us an email at