Sheffield Investment Management, Inc.

 

Definition

A "cookie" is a small text file saved on your computerís hard drive by a web site to identify you as a unique visitor. Cookies are frequently used to process log-ons to personal accounts (as in UMB Bankís TrustDirect program), to provide customized material (for a personal start page, for example), to track items in a shopping cart, or to allow online marketers to target advertising to your interests. Cookies do pose some privacy risk in that you can be identified every time you visit a site that has placed a cookie on your computer, and cookies make it easier for web sites to track your online behavior (sites visited, files downloaded, purchases, searches, etc.) There are also concerns that eventually marketers may match cookie information with name, address and other personal information available through non-Internet-related mailing lists and databases.

Setting Cookie Options:

However, you can choose how your browser deals with cookies. Most browsers provide 3 options: 1) Always accept cookies; 2) Always refuse cookies; or 3) Prompt you for a decision to accept or refuse cookies on a case-by-case basis. Some Internet security software may allow for additional cookie regulation. Below are instructions for setting cookie options for the most commonly used browsers:

For Internet Explorer 6.0:

  1. Choose Tools, then

  2. Internet Options.

  3. Select the Privacy tab.

  4. You can set all cookie handling to preset levels using the slider (descriptions are provided in the window) , or

  5. Click on the Edit button to customize cookie handling for specific web sites.

  6. Click OK to apply the changes.

 

For Internet Explorer 5.0:

  1. Choose Tools, then

  2. Internet Options.

  3. Click the Security tab,

  4. Click Internet, then Custom Level.

  5. Scroll down to Cookies and choose one of the two options.

  6. Click OK to apply the changes.

 

For Internet Explorer 4.0:

  1. Choose View, then

  2. Internet Options.

  3. Click the Advanced tab,

  4. Scroll down to the yellow exclamation icon under Security and choose one of the three options to regulate your use of cookies.

  5. Click OK to apply the changes.

 

For Netscape Communicator 6.0:

  1. On your Task Bar, click Edit, then

  2. Preferences, then

  3. Click on the arrow beside Advanced,

  4. And click on the Cookies subcategory.

  5. Select your desired option from the radio buttons.

  6. Click OK to apply the changes.

 

For Netscape Communicator 4.0:

  1. On your Task Bar, click Edit, then

  2. Preferences, then

  3. Click on Advanced.

  4. Set your options in the box labeled "Cookies".

  5. Click OK to apply the changes.

 

SIMI does not use cookies on our web site.

 

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Sheffield Investment Management, Inc.

900 Circle 75 Parkway, Suite 750    Atlanta, GA  30339 

(770) 953-1597    fax (770) 953-3586

 

© 2004 Elizabeth Hamrick, Sheffield Investment Management, Inc.

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