There is a difference as to how these cookies are used!
Many Internet stores will track where you came from and where you visited next on the Net after you left their Internet store! We absolutely do NOT do that!
"COOKIES: These tiny software programs keep a log of where people click,
allowing sites to track customers' habits. Cookies can be placed on consumers'
computers when they first visit sites or use things like
online calendars, personalized news services, or shopping carts."
- Business Week page 85, March 20, 2000
The messages that your browser sends, to get information from Internet Stores,
can be, and often are, recorded by those stores (without you ever knowing it)!
Buying products and surfing on the Internet may feel safe and anonymous, but sometimes it isn't.
Without you even knowing it, some Internet stores will have your browser save information (into your computer).
This information is called "cookies".
That same store can then ask your computer (also without you ever knowing it) for information at anytime during your visit (or the next time that you visit their store).
The personal information gathered about you is, many times, shared with other sites and stores.
Many people aren't aware that:
- Cookies can store your credit card numbers
- Cookies can keep track of how often that you visit
- Cookies can save your profiles and personal information
- Cookies can help a shopping cart with your order
While you are placing an order with us (in our shopping cart), we do
place a cookie into your computer temporarily. As soon as you have placed
your order with us, it is no longer there (if you started to place an order but then do
not continue placing an order with us, the cookies will be gone when you close your browser).
We absolutely do not ever ask your computer where you have been or where you have gone after you left us.
Should you leave in the middle of a purchase, the cookie will stay on your computer until you close your browser.
Leaving the cookie there is done so that, should you wish to go back to our shopping cart,
you will not have to re-enter all of the information that you had already entered. It is not done to obtain any info from you other than WHEN you are shopping, and the info that we are getting is simply showing the items that you placed in your cart. No other info is extracted from you by us. If you do not come back to us (and do not make a purchase from us) our cookie is automatically deleted once you close your browser. In either case, we do not allow a cookie to continue to reside in your computer.
We believe that some use "cookies" to invade your privacy, we absolutely do not do that.
We do NOT monitor what site you came from (before visiting us), or where you will visit
after leaving our store (yes, many stores do).
We do not do "online profiling!"
No need to "opt-out" situations with us as we do not share personal info about you with others.
We do not provide your information to third-party databases either (except shipping information to the shipping companies we use).
The "bottom line" is... We honor your privacy!