A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier, that is sent to your browser from a website's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive.
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 sites.
Choices about Cookies
- You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. (Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.)
- If you reject all cookies, you will not be able to use our members services that require you to “sign in,” and you may not be able to take full advantage of all facilities.
General and Medical Practices Regarding Cookies
We use our own cookies for a number of purposes, including to:
- Access your information when you “sign in”, so that we can provide you with customized content, such as the members area.
- Keep track of preferences you specify while you are using our services.
- Require you to re-enter your ID and password after a certain period of time has elapsed to protect you against others accidentally accessing your account contents.