What are Cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
Cookies might be used for the following purposes:
- To enable certain functions
- To provide analytics
- To store your preferences
- To enable ad delivery and behavioral advertising
WESTconsin Credit Union website uses both session cookies and persistent cookies.
Session Cookies: Used to identify a particular visit to our Website. These cookies expire after a short time, or when you close your web browser after using our Website. We use these cookies to identify you during a single browsing session, such as when you log into our Website.
Persistent cookies: These cookies are stored by a web browser for a set period of time, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date. We use these cookies where we need to identify you over a longer period of time.
Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, do not spy on you or otherwise invade your privacy. They are designed to help you have a better user experience within our Website, and we use the information to improve our site content.
WESTconsin Credit Union collects information from site visitors and users in a variety of ways.
We allow third-party companies, including Google Analytics to use to collect certain anonymous, non-personally identifiable information when you visit our Website. The anonymous information helps us measure the performance of any online advertising campaigns and analyze visitor activity on our Websites.
Cookies that we use:
Essential: Cookies that are essential provide you with services you have requested, such as identifying you when you visit and navigate our website. We use essential cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials and to general website protection. If you set your browser to block these cookies, the functionality of these features will not work for you. Without essential cookies you won’t be able to save your preferences on our website.
Performance: Cookies which measure how often you visit our site and how you use it. With this information we can understand how our users engage with our website and get a better sense of how to improve the site to provide a better user experience. For example, we collect information about which of our pages are most frequently visited, and by which types of users. We also use third-party cookies, such as Google Analytics, to help with performance. Google Analytics gives us information on how you are navigating our website.
WESTconsin Credit Union does not collect any personal data about you (such as your name, email address or other contact information) except when you specifically and knowingly provide such information through site registration, online forms or websites, which may be captured and retained.
For visitors who provide an email address or volunteer other information, such as contact information and/or site registration, we collect this information. Visitors who provide an email address may receive periodic messages from us about new products and services or upcoming events. If you prefer not to receive periodic messages from us, please contact us or manage your email subscription preferences using the link at the bottom of any marketing email. You may also contact us using our online form.
How to Manage Cookies
If you don't like the idea of cookies or certain types of cookies, you can change your browser's settings to delete cookies and to not accept new cookies. To manage cookies in your browser, you can usually find these options under Tools, Preferences, or Settings.
Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or do not accept them performance and functionality will be affected.
How to Access and Rectify Information
You may contact us at any time to request access to information we maintain about you, to rectify any inaccuracies in such information, or to say you no longer want to be contacted by us for direct marketing or other purposes. We can be contacted by mail, email or telephone as follows: