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Frequently Asked Questions - Cookies

 

What are cookies and why must I accept them on your site?
A cookie is a small piece of information (text file) that's sent to your browser - along with an HTML page - when you access some web sites. When a cookie arrives at your browser, it generally is saved on your hard drive or in your computer's memory.  When you return to that site later, some stored information is sent back to the site's web server, along with your request. A cookie is also a digital "ID tag." It is uniquely yours and can only be read by the server that gave it to you. It can not read any other part of your files, nor can it be used to send viruses. What will Integrated Data Processing, Inc. do with cookies? Integrated Data Processing, Inc. will use cookies on its client site to: 1. Authenticate valid accounts and grant access to the secure trading site. 2. Store your preferences in a cookie so that we can recognize them and personalize the trading site for you. «


How will a cookie protect you?
The use of cookies is the simplest, most secure, and most widely accepted form of authentication. At Integrated Data Processing, Inc., security will not be compromised. Using a cookie helps ensure that only you have access to your account. Authentication information is valid only for a single session and changes each time you begin a new session. This is a temporary cookie and will expire at the end of each session. We will also send cookies that will store your web site preferences such as which order form you would like to see open first. That way when you return to the order page, you don't have to wait for a second order form to load. We only require cookies on our secure site, so they will be transmitted using encryption. «


How will cookies enhance the Integrated Data Processing, Inc. site?
By using cookies, our server will know your preferences allowing us to offer you more personalization. You will be able to return to the site with the same settings you chose on your previous visit, reducing the need to reset your preferences. «


Privacy and cookies on the Integrated Data Processing, Inc. site.
Your privacy is of the highest priority. We have worked hard to earn your trust and we will continue to do so. No other company or web site can access your Integrated Data Processing, Inc. cookie. Furthermore, Integrated Data Processing, Inc. will use your personal information only to service your account and to improve the quality of our service. We do not sell your personal information to third parties. «


What if I turn cookies off?
You will not be able to log into your account. «


How do I enable cookies on my browser?
You can order your browser to accept all cookies or you may be able to set your browser to alert you every time a cookie is offered. Then, your browser will allow you to decide whether to accept them automatically or ask you to grant permission in each instance.


    If you're using Netscape® Communicator 6.0 to 7.x:

    On the Menu Bar:

  1. Choose Edit, then
  2. Choose Preferences.
  3. On the left, expand the Privacy and Security menu.
  4. Click Cookies.
  5. Select Enable All Cookies.
  6. Click OK.
    If you're using Communicator 4.0 or higher: On the Menu Bar:
  1. Choose Edit, then
  2. Choose Preferences, then
  3. Click on the Advanced grouping
  4. Choose either Accept All Cookies or Accept only cookies that get sent back to the originating server. Picking the second will not affect your browser on the Integrated Data Processing, Inc. site, nor will checking the Warn me before accepting a cookie option.
    If you're using Communicator 3.0:
  1. Make sure you accept cookies, if prompted.
    If you're using Microsoft® Internet Explorer version 6.0:

    On the Menu Bar:

  1. Choose Tools, then
  2. Choose Internet Options.
  3. Click on the Privacy tab.
  4. Under Settings, set the slider bar on Medium for the Internet Zone.
  5. Click OK.
    If you're using Internet Explorer version 5.0:

    On the Menu Bar:

  1. Choose Tools, then
  2. Choose Internet Options.
  3. Click on the Security tab.
  4. Make sure the Internet Zone icon is highlighted.
  5. Click on the Custom Level button.
  6. Scroll down to the yellow exclamation icon under Security and choose either Prompt before accepting cookies or Always accept cookies
    If you're using Internet Explorer version 4.0:

    On the Menu Bar:

  1. Choose View, then
  2. Choose Internet Options.
  3. Click on the Advanced Options tab.
  4. Scroll down to the Internet Explorer icon under Cookies and choose either Prompt or Enable «
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