To help us serve you better, we collect information that does not identify you personally, but rather identifies your computer or browser. This is done by using little files called "cookies" and by tracking IP addresses.
A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a Website's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive.
Cookies operate in the background, and you can turn them off if you wish, but doing so may impair your ability to use some of the features on the Website. Although cookies do not normally contain personally identifiable information, if you are a registered user, we may elect to associate your registration information with cookies our Website places on your computer's hard drive. Associating a cookie with your registration data allows us to offer increased personalization and functionality. For example, you can elect to have our Website "remember" your user name and password and bypass the sign-in process on each visit to the site. Without cookies, this functionality would not be possible.
We may also use IP addresses to analyze trends, help us administer the Website, track the movement of visitors, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.