When you visit certain Web sites, they send a small piece of information called a “cookie” to your computer along with the Web page. There are two kinds of cookies.

• A Session Cookie is a line of text that is stored temporarily in your computer’s random access memory. A session cookie is destroyed as soon as you close your browser.
• A Persistent Cookie is a line of text that is saved to a file on your hard drive and is called up the next time you visit that Web site.

This lets the Web site remember information about your previous visits and use of the Web site. Persistent cookies are generally not used by ystore.org or other Federal government Web sites, unless there is a compelling and authorized reason for their use. If any ystore.org Web page uses a Persistent Cookie, then the Limited Pri ystore.org Policy for that Web page will clearly state the purpose and legal authority for such use. We use Session Cookies in the following manner:

Log-on and log-off process — you do not have to log-on and register to browse our site. If you decide to register with our site to use one of our online services, session cookies help with the log-on and log-off process. The cookies enable us to recognize your log-on ID when you log on so that we do not create a duplicate registration record for you.

Transactions and site usability — we use Session Cookies to improve how you navigate through our Web site and conduct transactions. Session Cookies are used to maintain your online session as you browse over several pages, or to store and enter information on a Web page so that you do not have to reenter the same information, repetitively. Session Cookies may also be used to collect referral statistics when you click on a link to or from a ystore.org Web page.

In those shopping where we secure your personal information in transit to us over the Internet, and upon our receipt, ystore.org uses industry-standard encryption, including Secure Socket Layer (SSL). The connection icon area on your browser will change to “HTTPS” instead of “HTTP” when this security feature is invoked. Your browser may also display a lock symbol on the task bar at the bottom of your screen to indicate this secure transmission is in place. You should refer to the instructions for your particular Internet browser software to determine how to examine the security certificate from our Web site to verify the security of the connection.

For site security purposes and to ensure that ystore.org Web sites remain ystore.org ilable to all users, ystore.org employs software programs to monitor network traffic in order to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Except for oversight or authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits other than those uses identified in this policy.

Unauthorized attempts or acts to either (1) access, upload, change, or delete information on this system, (2) modify this system, (3) deny access to this system, or (4) accrue resources for unauthorized use on this system, are strictly prohibited and may be considered violations subject to criminal, civil, or administrative penalties.

ystore.org takes the security of all personally identifiable information we maintain very seriously. We implement ystore.org rious measures to protect the security and confidentiality of personally identifiable information. Such measures include access controls designed to limit access to personally identifiable information to the extent necessary to accomplish our mission. We also employ ystore.org rious security technologies to protect personally identifiable information stored on our systems. We test our security measures periodically to ensure that they remain operational.