Women’s Employment Advocacies (WEA’s) Cookie Statement

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What are Cookies in Computers?

Also known as browser cookies or tracking cookies, cookies are small, often encrypted text files, located in browser directories. They are used by web developers to help users navigate their websites efficiently and perform certain functions. Due to their core role of enhancing/enabling usability or site processes, disabling cookies may prevent users from using certain websites.

Cookies are created when a user’s browser loads a particular website. The website sends information to the browser which then creates a text file. Every time the user goes back to the same website, the browser retrieves and sends this file to the website’s server. Computer Cookies are created not just by the website the user is browsing but also by other websites that run ads, widgets, or other elements on the page being loaded. These cookies regulate how the ads appear or how the widgets and other elements function on the page. For Managing cookies for different browsers see here.

How WEA Uses Browser Cookies

Our site sets cookies to help authenticate the member when the member logs into a secure area of the website. Login information is stored in a cookie so the user can enter and leave the website without having to re-enter the same authentication information over and over. More information

WEA’s server uses Session Cookies to store information about user and member page activities so users and members can easily pick up where they left off. Cookies also store ordering information needed to make WEA’s shopping cart work instead of forcing the member to remember all the items the member put in the shopping cart.

Cookie security and privacy issues

Cookies are NOT viruses. Cookies use a plain text format. They are not compiled pieces of code so they cannot be executed nor are they self-executing. Accordingly, they cannot make copies of themselves and spread to other networks to execute and replicate again. Since they cannot perform these functions, they fall outside the standard virus definition.

Cookies store personal information in at least two ways – form information and ad tracking.

Our site’s cookies collect information you enter on the site for membership/login and for the eCommerce portion of WEA’s site. We take great care with your information including using a well-known eCommerce plug-in that encodes your information and the WEA site protects your information from hacking by the remote server through limited interaction via security features, in this case secure sockets layers (SSL) certified pages.

WEA uses your name and email address to send updated information. We integrate MailChimp into our Web site so there is no need for downloading your information onto a computer.

Your information is important to us and we are diligent in our use of high-quality products and SSL protection.

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