What is a cookie?
An HTTP cookie (also called web cookie, Internet cookie, browser cookie, or simply "cookie") is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on the user's computer by the user's web browser while the user is browsing. The browser then sends that data back to the website whenever a request is made for any resources from that website (like a new page, an image, etc.).
Other uses of cookies include:
- Storing whether or not a user has answered the weekly poll
- Storing whether or not a user has successfully answered the challenge questions during the login process
- Storing whether or not a user has clicked "OK" to the cookie use statement
To protect your privacy, we do not use 3rd-party cookies for analytics or other tracking or logging purposes. For login screens, this site does utilize the reCAPTCHA project (maintained by Google), which helps prevent certain types of automated attacks on user accounts. This is a 3rd-party tool that may use one or more cookies, but only on the login screen and not throughout the site.
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