Here at the Excel Experts, we simply love cookies but this Policy relates to cyber cookies (although, that’s good – they don’t contain calories!)
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
The cookies we use are ‘analytical’ cookies. However, they only allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they are using it. They don’t reveal any personal information about you. This helps us to improve the way our website works – for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for quickly and easily.
When you visit our website for the first time, a cookie is downloaded onto your PC or tablet. The next time you visit our site, your PC (or tablet) will check to see if it has a relevant cookie (i.e. one containing our website domain) and will send information contained in that cookie back to our site. There are different types of cookies which we may use from time to time:
“Session” cookies are temporary bits of information that are erased once you exit your browser window or otherwise turn your computer off. Sessions bookies are used to improve navigation on websites and to collect aggregate statistical information.
“Persistent” cookies are more permanent bits of information which are placed on the hard-drive of your computer and stay there unless you delete the cookie. Persistent cookies store information on your computer for a number of purposes, such as retrieving certain information you have previously provided (for example, unique passwords) and ultimately help to determine which areas of the website you find most valuable.
“Internet tags” (also known as single-pixel GIFs, clear GIFs, invisible GIFs and 1-by-1 GIFs) are smaller than cookies and tell the website server information such as the IP address and browser type related to the visitor’s computer.
“Navigational data” (“log files”, “server logs” and “clickstream” data) are used for system management, to help improve the content of our website, market research purposes and to communicate information to you. The information collected for these purposes is the IP address that requested the web page.
Please note that we’re not responsible for any content held on these third party websites and their addresses are provided for information only – thank you!