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November 22, 2007

What is a Cookie?

A Cookie is a very small text file placed on your hard drive by a Web Page server. It is essentially your identification card, and cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses. It is uniquely yours and can only be read by the server that gave it to you.A Cookie's Purpose is to tell the server that you've returned to that Web page. It can save you time. If you personalize pages, or register for products or services, a cookie helps that company remember who you are. So, the next time that you visit, they will have a good idea of what to show you. Or, for your convenience, you would not have to re-register as the cookies would provide this information from your previous visit.
WARNING: You are always in control of what information that you provide to anyone while online. You need to be cautious of some web sites that request too much information about you.If You Want to Control Which Cookies You Accept:You can order your browser to accept all cookies or to alert you every time a cookie is offered. Then you can decide whether to accept one or not.

If you're using Internet Explorer 6.0:
1. Choose Tools, then
2. Internet Options.
3. Click the Privacy tab
4. Default setting is medium.

Move the slider to determine which setting you prefer.
5. You can also click on Advanced for specialized cookie treatment.

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