What Are Cookies and Do We Use Them?
A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a Web site that may be saved on your hard disk by your computer’s browser. It holds information a site may need to interact with you and personalize your experience. At Startup Expert Plus, we use two kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies exist only for as long as your browser remains open. Once you exit your browser, they go away. We use session cookies to maintain information we need to have in order for you to shop at Startup Expert Plus. For example, the Session ID cookie that we ask your browser to hold retains the ID for your shopping bag. Without the Session ID cookie, you can’t add merchandise to your bag and carry it to Checkout.
Persistent cookies, in contrast, last from visit to visit; they do not go away when you exit your browser. At Startup Expert Plus, you may choose to accept a persistent cookie to give you a more personalized shopping experience and to help you navigate our store more efficiently. We use your information to enhance your site experience. However, you can use our site without accepting a persistent cookie. To do so, you should set your browser options to reject persistent cookies. Alternatively, you can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, which gives you the opportunity to decide whether you want to accept it or not.
Cookies can be used by a Web site to recognize you. But that does not necessarily mean any personal information is stored in the cookies. At Startup Expert Plus, we store no personal information about you in the cookies. Anything you choose to tell us about yourself (such as your name, address, or payment information) is stored safely and separately on our secured servers, and you need to provide a password to access it.
We may use your information in a number of ways, including the following:
- To improve the content on our Web site. For example, we may use log files to find out which parts of our site or our products are visited most often.
- To enhance your online experience. For example, we may use it to recognize you and welcome you to the site.
- For marketing and promotional purposes. For example, we send out emails to our customers about products or events that we think may be of interest to them. Marketing and promotional emails will only be sent to those individuals who have opted into receiving emails.
- We also may send you offers for discounts or free services (e.g., free gift wrap or shipping) on our site.
This policy was created on November 15, 2019