What Is A Cookie?
A cookie is either a small text file that is stored on your computer or device, or some information that is stored in memory until you close your browser. Allied Motion web sites may save information on your system in the form of a cookie to allow a personalized browsing experience, access to a secure implementation, or to better track usage of our web sites.
There is some concern that cookies can access and read other memory areas of your system, or that personal information about you can be read by the web site. Web pages that write and read cookies can only interact with the cookie file(s) for your browser, and a cookie can only be accessed by the same domain server that sent it. In some cases, several Allied Motion sites may share a common cookie, but this is only the case if such sites end with the common URL alliedmotion.com, and when we sent you the cookie, it was constructed so that it could be read by any alliedmotion.com web site. This saves you from having to re-enter the same information as you follow links among our different sites.
What's Its Purpose?
Our site may allow you to register or choose personalization options so we can dynamically direct you to information on the web pages that suit your interest. By using a cookie, our site can automatically read your preferences and customize the pages without any action on your part.
Other areas of our site may require you to login. In this case your username may be stored in a cookie, so we can fill in the username field for you on subsequent visits, however, we will not store your password in a cookie. Once you login you may be sent several cookies that will be stored in memory only (so-called session cookies). If you do not choose to accept these cookies, your access to any of the secured pages on our site may be restricted.
How Does It Help Me?
Allied Motion may use statistics programs that issue you a cookie when you first come to our site, and then analyze that information to allow us to gather more detailed information about visitor activity on our site. Instead of using an arbitrary amount of inactivity time to signal the end of a visit, activity from the same cookie is considered a visit. We cannot determine your name, or other personal information from the statistics cookies. It does provide us with much better information, however, about the popularity of different areas of our site and the navigation routes to them.