When you visit the Delaware.egov site, some basic information may be collected. This information will be used solely to help us make this site more useful to visitors, to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology technology they use. All of this helps us ensure that this site is as useful as possible. This basic information that may be collected is as follows:
- The Internet domain and IP address from which you accessed our site;
- The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
- The date and time you access our site;
- The specific pages you visited; and
- If you linked to the Delaware.egov site from another Web site, the address of that Web site.
What options do I have with respect to cookies?.
In order to enable you to use Delaware.egov site, a persistent cookie will need to be stored to your computer. However, personal information -- a user's real name, demographic information, etc. -- is not stored.
What is a Cookie?
There are two general types of cookies that web sites make use of:
- Session cookies -- these are cookies created by a web site that exist only as long as your visit to that web site. They are not stored permanently on your computer.
- Persistent cookies -- these cookies are stored on your computer by a web site for some period of time and are used when you return to that site in the future.
What exactly does a cookie do?
A cookie provides a way for a web site to keep track of a user's patterns and preferences. Cookies contain a range of web site addresses for which they are valid. When a user?s web browser encounters those addresses again, it sends those specific cookies to the Web server. For example, if a user's specific preferences were stored as a cookie, it would save that person from typing in the same information all over again when accessing that service for the second and subsequent time.
What won't a cookie do?
The information collected at this site will remain confidential to the extent permitted by state and federal law. State law may, however, require disclosure upon request of certain information collected at this site should it be deemed "public information" under the Delaware Freedom of Information Act. To learn more about requirements for requests, and information that may be disclosed in response to a request, consult the Delaware Freedom of Information Act, Title 29, Chapter 100 of the Delaware Code.
Web Site Security
For web site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, our computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.