Cookies are used by websites to detect and recognize return visitors, and by web browsers to track browsing history. These files are placed on your computer when you visit our site. We use the following types of cookies:
When you register or sign in to a members-only section of a website, a script-generated cookie is placed on your hard drive to allow the site to restore your settings and log you in automatically when you return. These cookies remain in your browser’s history folder until they’re erased, and are renewed every time you visit the site. A person cannot access your site passwords or login credentials through a cookie, as this information is encrypted.
Session cookies are uploaded to your computer containing a unique ID number that allows our site to identify you as a return visitor. This information helps us differentiate between a new unique visitor and someone who has already been to our site. We use these cookies strictly for analytical purposes – to track web traffic statistics. Session cookies deactivate themselves within thirty minutes of the user visiting the associated site, and they’re automatically disposed of when you exit your browsing session.
Third-Party Ad Cookies
You may encounter third-party advertisements on our site. These ads are served by companies that use ad cookies to deliver the most relevant and targeted ads possible based on a visitor’s browsing history within their network. In other words, if you’ve visited another site that is an affiliate of the ad network, they would know what kinds of pages you viewed (but only on those sites within their network), and would therefore be able to display an ad that suits your preferences. It is important to note that ad cookies cannot be used to view an individual’s entire web history, and none of the administrators of this site have access to any of your past browsing history.
Disabling Cookies in Your Browser
You can easily stop our site from using cookies on your computer by adjusting a few browser settings. Since the process differs slightly for each browser, you’ll need to find the exact instructions in your browser’s help file, or simply visit aboutcookies.org to learn more.