Cookies do not read your hard drive, a cookie is a way for web
sites to recognize whether or not you have visited the site before.
It is a piece of data given to a browser by a web server, so that
the browser will hand it back to the server on subsequent visits.
with an online database. In all cases the server only hands the
cookie back to itself, to keep track of your database session.
If you set your browser to prompt before accepting cookies, you
will see a message nearly identical to this:
The server jfs.ohio.gov
wishes to set a cookie
that will be sent only back to itself.
The name and the value of the cookie are:
Do you wish the cookie to be set?
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx is the unique identifier of your session with
The Ohio Server specifies no expiration date, so the cookie will
only last through the current browser session.
Although there has been some debate over the privacy
implications of cookies, they do not read your hard drive nor can
they be used to reveal anything about you that you have not already
Questions regarding our privacy statement can be sent to: