What is a Session Cookie?
A cookie that is erased when the user closes the Web browser. The session cookie is stored in temporary memory and is not retained after the browser is closed. Session cookies do not collect information from the user's computer. They typically will store information in the form of a session identification that does not personally identify the user but rather helps to ensure no one else can impersonate the user. It helps provide a safe browsing experience.

If you have set your browser to notify you before accepting a cookie, you will notice that this site requests a cookie to be set in your computer's memory. Its purpose is to let us know when you visit our site. This cookie, by itself, only tells us that a previous visitor has returned. It doesn't tell us your e-mail address or who you are. If you want to give us that information later via registration, that's your choice.

Are All Cookies The Same?
No. There are two kinds; session cookies and permanent cookies. Session cookies are necessary to maintain the user session and tell our server that you are a trusted vistor. Permanent cookies are NOT used on this site. We do not store any cookies on your computer's hard drive nor do we store personally identifiable information in your cookie.

So What Does A Cookie Do For Me, The Visitor?
We use cookies in order to improve the security of your browsing experience. Each time you view a page on this site, your cookie helps us verify that we are interacting with the same person from click to click. This aids in preventing someone from "hijacking" your browsing identity and pretending to be you while interacting with us. We do not otherwise track any information about your use of other Web sites.

Why Do I Need to Know This?
Because we want you to know why we ask you to accept a cookie. We want to be sure you understand that accepting a cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any personal information about you. We know that a lot of people have concerns about cookies, but in talking with many of our users, we feel that the benefit we both gain from their proper use is worthwhile. We value the relationships we have with our customers and future customers, so we respect these concerns.

For our customers using Internet Explorer 6.0
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