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Cookie Disclosure Statement

We employ the use of cookie technology throughout our site, to allow you to move more quickly and securely through our pages. Along with a registration process that uses data encryption, we offer consistently secure, efficient online sessions that allow you to validate your subscription, access your account and retain some personal settings so you can read what you want, the way that you want it. And this is all made possible by cookie technology. Below you'll find information describing our specific use of cookies, which are an inherent part of our production process and have enabled us to better serve you.

What's a cookie?
A cookie is a small file that's sent to your computer by a site's server. A cookie can be a record of your visit to a site, including information such as your User Name, time of last visit, pages viewed, etc. Contrary to what you might read elsewhere, cookies cannot get information from your hard drive against your will, destroy files, send you viruses, etc. An important point: Cookies can only contain as much information as you disclose to the site that sent it to you! In our case, that means any information included in your subscription form or that you input during the customization of your DRF Online. We can also track aggregate -- not individual -- page views, which helps us develop new features and services that our users are interested in.

Why do you use cookies?
We use cookies for basic reasons: To allow you to move more quickly and securely through our site. We accomplish this in many ways, using several different cookies. When you first enter DRF Onlinel, for example, we use a test cookie to confirm your browser's ability to retain cookies, check our database to verify your subscription and log the Internet protocol (IP) that your session originates from. A cookie is then temporarily "set" within your browser to allow you to proceed -- without having to ask you for your User Name and Password with each subsequent page you request. Without cookie technology, we wouldn't be able to offer you convenient features such as the ability to store your User Name and Password and save DRF Online settings for your customized editions.

So what's in it for me?
Here's a quick rundown of what we see as the biggest advantages of cookies:

Faster, more secure access: So we don't have to ask you to identify yourself with each new page requested. We can also deliver you customized information and store your settings more efficiently.
Better information: We want to give you features and services that you're interested in. By monitoring popular -- and not-so-popular -- features in an aggregate manner, we can better serve your needs.

So do you track my usage patterns using cookies?
Absolutely not. We do track the usage of various features within DRF Online on an aggregate basis and report this to advertisers. However, we do not track your usage or other personal information in any individually identified way.

Will the cookies you send me go away?
Cookies expire the earlier of 24-hours after user activates their session, or when a user chooses the log out feature to terminate their session. Remember, cookies are small files (just a few hundred bytes) and won't pose any significant disk-space concerns. You are, of course, free to clear any and all cookies from your hard drive any time you wish. Just search your system for any files named cookie.txt or similar and delete them at your discretion.

So should I surf your site with my browser's cookie-alert feature activated?
We'd recommend that you turn that feature off, perhaps after using the site for a day with it on so you can see our cookies firsthand if you wish. Our use of cookies ultimately helps you have a better experience here. And because we rely on cookies throughout our site, you might find it cumbersome to be alerted to each cookie you'll encounter. Many of our cookies last only for 12 hours, so you'll see them every day.