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A Cookie is a small bit of information that a Web server (i.e. like the Site you are using) temporarily stores with your Web browser on your system. If you return to a site that has set a cookie with your browser, the Web server will recognize your identity and can return specific types of information to you.

Most cookies are used to make your browsing experience better. Some of their applications include storing user IDs and names, recalling shopping cart items, and for personalizing start pages. They can also be used to track where users go within a site and to gain statistics on the pages that they like to visit. Web Cookies are not like this!

On the whole, Webmasters usually use cookies to build sites containing pertinent information and to provide special features, such as customized news feeds. Cookies can also be used to build profiles of consumers for displaying targeted ads.

A cookie file cannot find out everything about you or what is stored on your hard drive. The only way a cookie file can get private information is if you personally give the information to a Web server. Cookies can not transmit viruses either. Altogether, they are both harmless and helpful.

The RidgeStar Web server(s) may send a Cookie to a Client system when you access one of the RidgeStar hosted Sites. The RidgeStar Server(s) may also include data in a cookie to record the information entered into a form or other site related information.

We believe cookies are generally harmless and that they can be beneficial for end users, as well as site builders. The World Wide Web Consortium provides additional information about Cookies under the FAQ topic Do "Cookies" Pose any Security Risks?->.