What Cookies Are
Cookies are small files stored on your computer by your web browser at the request of a site you're viewing. They allow the site to remember things about you, such as your site preferences and history. Cookies also allow you to visit the site without having to always log in (if you choose that option).
Some cookies (sessional) are stored on your computer for a short time (i.e., only while your browser is open.) Others may be stored for an extended period of time, even years. Cookies from other sites are not accessible by this site.
- Registration and maintaining your preferences. This includes allowing you to stay logged in from visit to visit and remembering which posts you've read.
- Analytics. This allows us to determine how people are using the site and improve it.
- Third-party cookies for things like Facebook or Twitter sharing, if you choose to do that. These cookies are set by the third-party independently, so this site will have no ability to access them.
Managing your cookies and cookie preferences must be done from within your browser's options/preferences. You can view or delete cookies from your computer, or even block your computer from accepting them. (Note: If you delete or block this site's cookies you will lose the benefits they provide, though you can still use the site.)
Here is a list of guides on how to access cookies for some popular browsers: