The Cookie Law is aimed at protecting users privacy, and as a result requires websites to notify their visitors that information is being stored and retrieved from the their computer or mobile device.
The belief is that by making consumers aware of how information about them is being collected, and then enabling them to choose whether or not they want to allow that exchange of information, protects their privacy online.
Cookies - How We Use Them
A cookie is a small file sent to your browser from a Web server to be stored on your computer.
A cookie cannot give access to your computer or any information stored on your computer.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.
This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
To view more information regarding cookie settings please visit:
- For Microsoft Internet Explorer: http://www.microsoft.com/info/cookies.mspx
- For Google Chrome: http://www.google.com/support/chrome/bin/answer.py?answer=95647
- For Mozilla Firefox: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Enabling%20and%20disabling%20cookies
- For Apple Safari 5: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/5.0/en/9277.html