most of our readers, most of this article is a "no-brainer".
You set your browser to accept cookies years ago, and you transact
business on the internet. While you are aware on some level that
cookies are being exchanged between your browser and the page servers,
cookies are just another necessary and low-risk part of the "wired"
pages as of February, 2001. Where are they now, or where will they
2001. The stories, articles, poems, essays and other text collections
If you'd like to find out more about how this may affect your
privileges on new interactive features forthcoming at summitlake.com,
you can read more than you ever wanted to know about "cookies"
"Cookies" are everywhere; they've been around on the
web for years. It's almost impossible to transact business on the
world wide web without them. And yet they remain a concern for many
as a privacy issue, and with good reason. Whether you are new to
the web, or a seasoned veteran, please take a few moments to read
our policy concerning usage of "cookies" on this site.
|For the purposes of this policy, any add,
modify or delete activity is defined as an "update"
This site will use "cookies" to control content update
in new user-interactive areas of the website. This notice will tell
you: (a) where cookies might be used, (b) where they will not be
used, and (c) how you can know whether they are being used at all.
The balance of this notice will then present the rationale for using
cookies, explain what they are, and post the summitlake.com policy
1) "Interactive" areas
on this site are defined as web content where the user may be invited
to update site content created either by themselves or others. This
situation may occur whenever you see a web page that contains a
form, or a database form. Interactive areas may be subject to content
control by the site administrator, via the popular mechanisms of
"cookies" or user id's and passwords, or any combination
"Passive" areas are all other pages, graphics,
icons, text, scripts, counters, indexes or programs where the user
has no means of modifying, changing, inserting or deleting content.
In other words, "passive" areas are any area that is not
interactive. Examples include your typical "web page",
or a photo image catalog whether the images are served by the HTML
page, or by a CGI program. E-mail sent from a "mail-to"
URL or icon on a web page is another example of passive activity.
"Cookies" will not be offered on passive pages or areas.
3) Interactive pages or areas
which only offer an option of "browse" or "search"
are defined as passive. Examples include database privileges
which have been restricted to "search", without offering
update options to the user. "Cookies" will not be offered
on passive pages or areas.
4) Interactive forms, pages
or areas which may (at our discretion) offer update privileges,
including any form which may post content viewable by the general
public, are all subject to control by means of cookies, or a user
name or id and password, or some combination of both.
5) Interactive forms, pages
or areas which may (at our discretion) offer update privileges to
some users, but not to others, will only offer or check for
cookies for (a) unrecognized new users, (b) users who have already
accepted them, or (c) users who automatically or manually accept
them. However, there are no means of knowing which unrecognized
users may previously have rejected cookies. All we can tell for
sure is whether or not you have a cookie for the form being used.
The form or database form will attempt to detect or offer a cookie
every time the page is visited, but we will not badger you with
intrusive reminders or dialog boxes.
6) You may set your browser
to (a) automatically accept cookies, (b) automatically reject them,
or (c) notify you each and every time a page requests a cookie from
your browser. It is your responsibility to know how you have
configured your browser to handle cookies; see the "Help"
tab on your browser for additional information on this important