The following sections go into more depth about the specific kinds of information that we collect and why we do it.
In order to allow you to register and/or login quickly without going through the traditional registration process, our system integrates with Facebook to user your pre-existing profile to authenticate yourself on our site. This cannot happen without your consent. The first time you attempt to use such a feature, Facebook will ask you for your permission to share some of your Facebook data with us. We will never share this data with anyone without your consent. We will also never send messages or post to your Facebook wall unless you initiate this action.
An http cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user’s web browser while a user is browsing a website. When the user browses the same website in the future, the data stored in the cookie can be retrieved by the website to notify the website of the user’s previous activity. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember the state of the website or activity the user had taken in the past. This can include clicking particular buttons, logging in, or a record of which pages were visited by the user even months or years ago.
Cookies perform essential functions in the modern Web. Perhaps most importantly, authentication cookies are the most common method used by web servers to know whether the user is logged in or not, and which account they are logged in under. Without such a mechanism, the site would not know whether to send a page containing sensitive information, or require the user to authenticate himself by logging-in.