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Cookie Policy

What are Cookies?

A cookie is a small file placed on your computer that contains information about your browsing experience. This information is sent to the server every time a new web page loads.

Cookies may be either persistent or session cookies. Session Cookies last for the duration that your web browser is open. Persistent Cookies last until a given expiry date. Our website uses both types of cookies.

Cookies we use

Without cookies enabled in your browser our website would not function correctly. In fact, this is the case for most websites on the Internet.

Why does Word Wheels use Cookies?

We do not store your personal information inside cookies on this website, it is kept securely in our database. This information is stored in an encrypted cookie to identify who you are, once identified your information can be retrieved from our system. There are a number of other reasons why we use cookies:

  • We use Google Analytics to analyse how our website is used and to understand and improve the features we have. Google Analytics uses cookies.
  • We use Google AdSense which also uses cookies.
  • To help us detect any malicious activity and violations there may be.

Word Wheels also has a Privacy Policy which may interest you.

How safe are Cookies?

There are a lot of concerns about security and privacy on the Internet these days. Cookies do not present a threat when it comes to privacy since the web server already has this information, or the user has volunteered to provide this information. It is possible to make this information available to third party websites, however, this is no worse than storing the same information in a database. Regarding the sharing of information, we will never share your information with any third party companies. If you do have any concerns regarding the information you provide on a website, you should be questioning whether or not you should be providing that information at all.