Online Cookie Policy

Last Updated: May 12, 2020

This Cookie Policy describes how Burt Wealth Advisors (referred to herein as ““our,” “us,” or “we”) collects and uses cookies about you through our website (“Site”).

What are Cookies?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is downloaded on to your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are used by many websites and can do a number of things, e.g., remembering your preferences, counting the number of people looking at a website, and track, store, and share user behavior. Cookies may be stored in your browser’s folder or subfolder.

Pursuant to the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), you have the right to receive specific, up-to-date information on what data is registered about you at all times, for what purpose and where it is sent, along with the possibility to prevent it from happening.

How do we use Cookies?

We, our employees and /or other persons acting on our behalf use cookies and similar technology to collect, use and share information when you visit our website or interact with us on-line e.g. via email or other electronic means.

Specifically, we use cookies on this Site for the purposes set-forth below.

  • Analytical purposes: Analytical cookies allow us to recognize, measure and track visitors to our Site. This helps us to improve and develop the way our Site works, for example, by determining whether Site visitors can find information easily, or by identifying the aspects of the Site that are of the most interest to them.
  • Usage preferences: Some of the cookies on our Site are activated when visitors to our Site make a choice about their usage of the Site. Our Site then ‘remembers' the settings preferences of the user concerned. This allows us to tailor aspects of the Site to the individual user.
  • Terms and conditions: We may use cookies on our Site to record when a Site visitor has seen a policy, such as this one, or provided consent, such as consent to the terms and conditions on our Site. This helps to improve the user's experience of our Site – for example, it avoids a user from repeatedly being asked to consent to the same terms.
  • Session management: This type of cookie helps the website track internet usage. Session cookies are temporary and are deleted from your machine when your web browser closes.
  • Functional purposes: Functional purpose cookies store information that is needed by our applications to process and operate. For example, where transactions or requests within an application involve multiple workflow stages, cookies are used to store the information from each stage temporarily, in order to facilitate completion of the overall transaction or request.
  • Third party cookies. When you visit our Site, you may receive cookies that are set by third parties. These cookies are used for the purposes described in the bullet points above. We do not control the setting of these third-party cookies, so we recommend you check the third party websites for more information about their use of cookies and how to manage them.

Identification of Our Site’s Cookies

Below, you will find a description of each cookie used by our Firm, how long the cookie remains on your browser, the data tracked and/or the categories of personal information collected, the purpose - functionality, performance, statistics, marketing, etc. for which the cookie is used and where the data is sent and with whom it is shared/which third parties it is shared.

Name Source Duration Purpose
fn_cookie_index_module_208 1month Slideshow home page
fmalertcookies 1month Popup Cookie Information at bottom
fb_cookie_index_module_208 1month Slideshow home page
fb_cookie_index_module_208 1month Slideshow home page
_gid Google Analytics Cookie Usage 1day This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.
_gat Google Analytics Cookie Usage 10 minutes This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.
_ga Google Analytics Cookie Usage 2years This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier.
NID 6months This cookie is set by DoubleClick (which is owned by Google) to help build a profile of your interests and show you relevant ads on other sites.

Your Consent

By continuing to use our Site, you are agreeing to our placing cookies on your computer in order to analyze the way you use our Site. Please read this Cookie Policy carefully for more details about the information we collect when you use our Site.

If you do not wish to accept cookies in connection with your use of this Site, you must stop using our Site or withdraw your consent as stipulated below.

How You Can Manage Your Cookie Preferences:

You can control the use of most cookies through your browser settings. You can use your web browser to:

  • Delete all cookies;
  • Block all cookies;
  • Allow all cookies;
  • Block third-party cookies;
  • Clear all cookies when you close the browser;
  • Open a 'private browsing' / 'incognito' session, which allows you to browse the internet without storing local data; and
  • Install add-ons and plug-ins to extend browser functionality.

To learn more about cookies, including information on what cookies have been set on your computer and how you can control, block, and/or delete cookies, visit

Google has developed a browser add-on to allow users to opt-out of Google Analytics across all websites that use this popular analytics product.

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. However, you have the ability to disable cookies if you wish, generally through changing your internet software browsing settings. It may also be possible to configure your browser settings to enable acceptance of specific cookies or to notify you each time a new cookie is about to be stored on your computer enabling you to decide whether to accept or reject the cookie. To manage your use of cookies, there are various resources available to you, for example the “Help” section on your browser may assist you. You can also disable or delete the stored data used by technology similar to cookies, such as Local Shared Objects or Flash cookies, by managing your browser’s “add-on settings” or visiting the website of its manufacturer. As our cookies allow you to access some of our website’s features, we recommend that you leave cookies enabled. Otherwise, if cookies are disabled, it may mean that you experience reduced functionality or will be prevented from using the site altogether.

If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some your internet browser preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

Updates to this Cookie Policy

We may change or update portions of this Cookie Policy to reflect changes in our practices and or applicable law and regulation. Please check this Cookie Policy from time to time so you are aware of any changes or updates to the Cookie Policy, which may be indicated by a change in the effective date noted at the beginning of this Cookie Policy.

Contact US

If you would like to contact us in respect of any element of this Cookie Policy, including, without limitation and subject to applicable law, where you wish to access a copy of your personal data or where you wish to raise a complaint or grievance please contact us at the following address:

By email:
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Fred Cornelius, CFA, CFP® -Chief Compliance Officer
6116 Executive Blvd, Suite 500
North Bethesda, MD 20852


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Call Us: 301-770-9880


Burt Wealth Advisors
6116 Executive Blvd. Suite 500
N. Bethesda, Maryland 20852





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