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Cookies help us collect information about how you use our services, we do not store any personally identifiable information in our cookie data about you. All we save is a unique session ID that helps us to match you to your user profile and preferences for subsequent visits.
– Session: Cookies of this type are short lived information stores that are created at the start of your session, used during your session and erased at the end of your session. – Permanent: Cookies of this type live longer on your system. These cookies allow us to recognize you across multiple browsing sessions such that you do not need to login each time.
If you disable cookies, please be aware that most of the features of our Services may not function correctly. If you configure your browser to delete all cookies on exit your preferences will be deleted.
To learn more about cookies, we invite you to consult the following pages about cookies:
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Wall Street Journal. (2010). What they know.