What are Cookies?

A cookie is a small file of information (normally less than 1K) that a web site, accessed by you, puts onto your hard disk drive so that the depositing site can remember something about you when you access that site, or in some cases other sites, at a later time.

You can view the cookies that have been stored on your hard disk drive, although the content stored in each cookie may not make much sense. The location of the cookies depends on the browser. Internet Explorer stores cookies as separate files in a Windows folder named: "\Cookies." Netscape stores all cookies in a single "cookies.txt" file. Opera stores them in a single "cookies.dat" file.

This web site uses a single cookie, called a "sessoin ID", to keep track of where you are in the abstract submission process and what information you've already entered. This cookie, a randomly generated piece of text, is set by the site when you first access it, and disappears from your computer when you close your browser.

On all of our web sites and web pages, there is no personally identifiable information conveyed in a cookie. There is nothing transmitted to which you have not consented, and there is never any information externally aggregated or exchanged.


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