A Cookie is a bit of text code that we develop and store on your computer's hard drive. It helps us to identify your computer when you visit us again. After you register with our web site for the first time, we assign a Cookie to your computer's hard drive so that upon returning to our web site, we identify you as a registered user.
The Cookie is uniquely yours, and it can only be read by the web site that issued the Cookie. Cookies are used to collect information from your computer. Some Cookies we may use are temporary, meaning that they expire once you close your browser. Some Cookies we may issue remain on your computer's hard drive so that when you return to our web site, we can identify your computer as a previous user and customize your unique web experience.
By using cookies we will be able to see how our website is being used. This means that we will be able to identify the most popular areas of the website and make it easier for you to access them. They also help us to be more efficient as we can learn what information is important to you.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but you can disable this function by changing your browser settings if you so wish. You can delete the Cookies from your computer's hard drive if you wish. If you delete our Cookie from your computer's hard drive, however, and then visit our web site again, you will be treated as a first-time visitor since we will not be able to identify your computer. Cookies can be removed by following Internet browser help file directions. You can set your browser to notify you to either accept or deny the cookie according to the following information:
To learn more about the technology behind cookies, please see Cookie Central.