We collect information in different ways through our Web site. The information we collect from users of our Web site can be categorized as being anonymous. Anonymous information refers to information that cannot be tied to a specific individual. Many persons who access our Web site do not use the personalization features that are available to them through our Web site, and therefore these individuals are anonymous to us and the data we collect from them does not enable us to identify them in any personal way.
All anonymous information we collect through our Web site is collected when your Web browser accesses our Web site. When you surf the Internet, your Web browser automatically transmits information about your preferences to our server every time you visit our Web site.
The anonymous information collected by us through your Web browser helps us to monitor audience size, measure traffic patterns and identify popular services and information within our Web site. We use this information to improve our services to you and to help develop improved services based on user interests, behavior and demographics. We may collect information through the use of "cookies".
When you visit our Web site for the first time, our server sends a cookie to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser. A cookie is a small text file that contains a unique identification number that is sent from us and stored on your computer. Cookies enable us to recognize your Web browser whenever you visit our Web site; we are able to do so through the unique identification number assigned to the cookie. If you wish to find out how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to disable cookies altogether and how to monitor when you receive a new cookie, check the "help" feature of your Web browser.