MAP uses traffic log cookies to identify what pages are being used and which ones aren't. These helps us aggregate and analyze data about web page traffic and make improvements to MAP web sites to better meet customer needs. In this case, MAP uses this information only for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. That is the case of many of our support and information-sharing pages and forums. Denial of a traffic log cookie should not prevent you from using one of these sites.
A few MAP web sites use temporary cookies as part of the customer web navigation experience, tracking unique IDs for that particular web site session only. The MAP News subscription services site requires enabling cookies to subscribe to the free newsletters offered through this service. MAP subscription services use cookie technology to assign and place an identifier unique only to you, may be placed on your computer. When you register for the News subscription service, it ensures that you are accurately identified and linked with your registration data. The News subscription service may also uses a temporary "authentication" cookie to assure secure access to your personal information by you alone (completed with user name and password).