You may have noticed this term used across the Internet to describe bits of information that some websites create when you visit their sites and then store on your computer. A cookie is unique to the computer you are using and can only be read by the website that gave it to you. Cookies are a basic way to identify the computer you happen to be using at the time, and do not identify you personally. They cannot be used to obtain data from your hard drive, your email address or personal information stored on your computer. Cookies do not contain viruses.
- To help you navigate and interact with the content on our site more efficiently, we also use session cookies. For example, session cookies may save you from having to enter the same information twice during an online session. These cookies also help us keep track of how you arrived at certain content, so that we can adapt the presentation of subsequent content to ensure it is relevant to your situation.
- To personalize your website experience, we may create cookies that help our site remember your preferences when you return at a later time and present customized products and services that may be of special interest to you. Unlike session cookies, which do not remain active after you log off a site, these cookies remain on your computer after you log off. You can delete these cookies from your computer at any time.
Cookies – We Want You to Know
Although we do not collect any personally identifiable information from, or store personal information in cookies, Matrix will still treat the information supplied through cookies with the security and privacy protections as we do with other customer information we receive.
We may contract with other companies to assist us in setting cookies or tracking technology for the purposes described above, and compiling and analyzing anonymous ad or website response information. These companies are prohibited by legal agreement from using the information they gather for their own purposes or from sharing this information with others.
Do you have to accept cookies?
No, you can disallow cookies by making the appropriate selection from your browser options to inform you when cookies are set or to prevent cookies from being set. You should understand, however, that cookies are required to login and navigate within our secure extranets. Therefore, if you set your browser options to disallow cookies, you may limit the functionality we can provide when you visit our site.