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Our Use of "Cookies" and your Privacy

We are frequently asked why we use "cookies."

What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small file that we create to store information on your computer. We do not use cookies to track what other sites you have visited, or to look at or track any personal or confidential information about you. We make use of cookies to enable authorization control for online subscriptions. We delete all our cookies when you click "Sign Out".

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There are four cookies used in our system: "acceptsCookies" certifies that you are using a browser which accepts cookies. "username" identifies you to our system as a valid user. "pswd" tracks your password (encrypted). "JServSessionId" identifies your session to our computer.

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