Cookies and A Bird's Home
A cookie is a piece of text that can be entered into the memory of your
browser. Many Internet services deliver cookies to visitors to their web sites.
Cookies store information about your use of their service on your computer where
it can only be retrieved by the same service at a later time. Cookies are used
by Internet services to make their services much more convenient and
Because of this ability to customize according to your areas of interest,
some people fear that cookies somehow invade their privacy. In many ways, a
cookie provides an added level of privacy. By storing information on your own
computer rather than Internet servers, you can examine the data files and see
exactly which information is being recorded by the Internet service using
If you would rather not have cookies on your computer, you can usually set
your browser to deny cookies. You can also delete cookie files from your
computer at your discretion.
If you would like more information about cookies, you may wish to do a search
on Yahoo or visit http://www.cookiecentral.com, which provides a nice
1. To save you time in getting e-mail addresses from
other A Bird's Home users. A Bird's Home gives you the option to use an "end-of-session"
cookie that is temporarily stored in your browser when you request the e-mail
address of another user. With the cookie you can avoid the repetitive task of
entering your UserID and password when you want to retrieve another user's
e-mail during the same browser session. NOTE: If you wish to remove this cookie
from your browser at any time, simply Exit the browser, and then restart it. The
cookie will be gone.
2. To tailor advertising to suit your interest. Two ad
serving companies that A Bird's Home employs, Link Exchange and DoubleClick, use
cookies. These cookies help these companies limit how many times they serve you
the same ad. And, while they don't know who you are (A Bird's Home does not provide any
information about you as an individual to advertisers) they can measure what
type of ads you tend to respond to, based on the cookie. DoubleClick offers you
the choice to opt-out of this feature of their service. Go to:
http://www.doubleclick.net/nf/general/oncooset.htm#manual for a simple procedure
on opting out.
3. To help A Bird's Home evaluate partnerships. If you arrived
at A Bird's Home from one of our many Internet traffic partners, you might have
received a cookie that tells us where you came from. This helps us measure the
effectiveness of our partner relationships.
As A Bird's Home applies cookies on our site, we will continue to tell you exactly
what we are doing and what we plan to do with cookies and how they will be used
to improve our service to you.
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