(Updated February 1, 2018)
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For example, like many companies, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc., to help us monitor our site traffic. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the site analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the site (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the site, compiling reports on site activity for site operators and providing other services relating to site activity and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
Nevertheless, performance cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous and it does not affect your privacy. It is only used to improve how a site works. We might also use these cookies to highlight our products or services which we think will be of interest to you based on your use of our sites. By using Wall Street English’s sites you agree we may place these types of cookies on your device.
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Do we track whether users open our emails?
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