What you need to know about cookies

Some activities on this website requires the temporary storage of information in a small text file, called a "cookie,".

Cookies contain information about your choices. For example, if you buy a book or subscription then to enable your order to be passed from page to page as you put together your order a cookie will keep the information and pass it across the pages in what is called a 'session'. These sessions are held on our server for only a few minutes which is often time enough for you to complete your order after which time the session and the information is deleted.

Only the information that you provide, or the choices you make while visiting our web site, will be stored in the cookie. Allowing our website to create a cookie does not give us or any other site access to the rest of your computer, and only the the session on our site can read it.

If you are experiencing problems with the activity of this website it is likely that cookies are disabled on your browser.

Internet Explorer and many other browsers are set up by default to allow the creation of cookies; however, you can specify that you be prompted before a site puts a cookie on your hard disk, so you can choose to allow or disallow the cookie; or you can prevent Internet Explorer from accepting any cookies.

You can specify different settings for different security zones. For example, you might want to allow Web sites to create cookies if they are in your Trusted sites or Local intranet zone, prompt you before creating cookies if they are in your Internet zone, and never allow cookies if they are in your Restricted sites zone.

To set a security level for each zone (Internet Explorer)

On the Tools menu in Internet Explorer, click Internet Options.
Click the Security tab.
Click the zone that you want to set the security level for.
Move the slider up for a higher level of security or down for a lower level of security.

Tip - To specify custom security settings for the selected zone, click the Customize Level button. To set the options for a particular security level back to their original settings, click the Default Level button.