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Privacy Policy

The following statement explains our policy regarding the personal information we collect about you.

1. Information on visitors
2. What is a cookie?
3. How to find and control your cookies
4. How do you know which of the sites you've visited use cookies?
5. How to see your cookie code

1. Information on visitors

During the course of any visit to menzies.org, the pages you see, along with something called a cookie, are downloaded to your computer (see point 2 for more on this). Most, if not all, websites do this, because cookies allow the website publisher to do useful things like find out whether the computer (and probably its user) has visited the site before. This is done on a repeat visit by checking to see, and finding, the cookie left there on the last visit.

We at menzies.org do not explicitly set cookies, but the company that provides our web space (Yahoo!) does. This they do to monitor how many people visit the pages they host.

2. What is a cookie?

When you enter a site your computer will automatically be issued with a cookie. Cookies are text files that identify your computer to our server. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer used.

Cookies themselves only record those areas of the site that have been visited by the computer in question, (and helps them differentiate between the many sites that they may host) and for how long. Users have the opportunity to set their computers to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time.

3. How to find and control your cookies

If you're using Netscape 6.0:
On your Task Bar, click:
Edit, then
Preferences
Click on Advanced
Click on Cookies

If you're using Internet Explorer 6.0:
Choose Tools, then
Internet Options
Click the Privacy Tab
Click on Custom Level
Click on the 'Advanced' button
Check the 'override automatic cookie handing' box and select Accept, Block or Prompt for action as appropriate.

If you're using Internet Explorer 5.0 or 5.5:
Choose Tools, then
Internet Options
Click the Security tab
Click on Custom Level
Scroll down to the sixth option to see how cookies are handled by IE5 and change to Accept, Disable, or Prompt for action as appropriate.

If you're using Internet Explorer 4.0:
Choose View, then
Internet Options
Click the Advanced tab
Scroll down to the yellow exclamation icon under Security and choose one of the three options to regulate your use of cookies.

In Internet Explorer 3.0:
You can View, Options, Advanced, then click on the button that says Warn before Accepting Cookies.

If you're using Netscape Communicator 4.0:
On your Task Bar, click:
Edit, then
Preferences
Click on Advanced
Set your options in the box that says Cookies.

4. How do you know which of the sites you've visited use cookies?

If you're using Netscape 6.0:
On your Task Bar, click:
Edit, then
Preferences
Click on Advanced
Click on Cookies
Click the View Cookies button

If you're using Internet Explorer 5.0 or 6.0:
Choose Tools, then
Internet Options
Click the General tab
Click Settings
View Files

If you're using Internet Explorer 4.0:
On your Task Bar, click:
View, then
Internet Options
Under the tab General (the default tab) click
Settings
View Files.

Internet Explorer 3.0:
On your Task Bar, click:
View
Options
Advanced
View Files.

Netscape Communicator 4.0:
Netscape bundles all cookies into one file on your hard drive. You'll need to find the file, which it calls Cookie.txt on Windows machines.

5. How to see your cookie code

Just click on a cookie to open it. You'll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie.

 
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