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What Are Cookies?
A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, that site’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but to protect your privacy, your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other websites.
A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive, or pass on computer viruses.
How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?
Cookies, in conjunction with our web server’s log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our website, and to discover which parts of the site are most popular. This helps us gather feedback about our website, and allows us to improve it, and to serve our clients better and more effectively.
Cookies do not allow us to gather any personal information about you, or give us any access to your computer; and we do not intentionally store any personal information that your browser provided to us in your cookies.
If you leave a comment on our website, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience, so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account with us and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login cookies will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Cookies are also used on this website for data analysis with Google Analytics. This helps us enlarge and improve the information on this website by using aggregate data to discover more about the kind of information people search for, and the topics which are most popular. No personal data is used in this analysis.
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