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Our cookies store the search area (zip code and mile radius) that you enter, the main service categories you select, and several randomly generated variables used to recognize your "user session" (so the server knows it's you). Your privacy is not at risk!
General Cookies Overview
A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer's hard disk so that the website can remember who you are.
A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the "lifetime" of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number. Two types of cookies are used on this website - session cookies, which are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the site, and persistent cookies, which remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer (though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie).
What exactly is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers downloaded on to your computer when you access certain websites. Like virtual door keys, cookies unlock a computer's memory and allow a website to recognise users when they return to a site by opening doors to different content or services. Like a key, a cookie itself does not contain information, but when it is read by a browser it can help a website improve the service delivered.
Cookie files are automatically lodged into the cookie file - the memory of your browser - and each one typically contains:
- The name of the server the cookie was sent from
- The lifetime of the cookie
- A value - usually a randomly generated unique number
The website server which sent the cookie uses this number to recognise you when you return to a site or browse from page to page. Only the server that sent a cookie can read, and therefore use, that cookie.
I have heard that cookies are bad for privacy - is that true?
This is a myth - cookies are a friendly internet tool primarily used by the advertising and e-commerce industry to make surfing easier and quicker. They have several roles, none of which can compromise your privacy:
- Protection - to ensure you are a genuine visitor and not someone else using your password
- Authenticate and speed up your identification and e-commerce transactions
- Recognise preferences e.g. remember user names and passwords for websites
- Cap the frequency of ad serving and to make sure that advertisements are rotated and not duplicated during any one visit to a site
Our thanks to allaboutcookies.org
for their trusted and informative information about cookies, much of which has been borrowed for this page.