When you visit a website, a small file called a cookie can be sent to your computer. This cookie collects information about how you browse the site.

Cookies are used to:

  • Identify and customize webpages for you.
  • Monitor how you use the website so we can offer improvements based on your needs.

Cookies do not contain personal or confidential information.

However, cookies may contain “electronically collected personal information.” According to Government Code section 11015.5, electronically collected personal information means any information that is maintained by an agency that identifies or describes an individual user, including, but not limited to, his or her name, social security number, physical description, home address, home telephone number, education, financial matters, medical or employment history, password, electronic mail address, and information that reveals any network location or identity, but excludes any information manually submitted to a state agency by a user, whether electronically or in written form, and information on or relating to individuals who are users serving in a business capacity, including, but not limited to, business owners, officers, or principals of that business.

“Electronically collected personal information" that we automatically collect includes your domain name or Internet Protocol address, and statistical information about which web pages you visit. If you voluntarily participate in an activity that asks for specific information (i.e., completing a request for assistance, registering for account access, sending an e-mail, or participating in a survey), more detailed data will be collected. If you choose not to participate in these activities, your choice will in no way affect your ability to use any other feature of the website.

How we use cookies

Using our site requires you to allow per-session cookies.

Session cookies are:

  • Stored in the memory of your computer
  • Only available during an active browser session
  • Erased as soon as you close your Web browser

If you do not enable cookies, some functions of our site may not work properly.

Visit Enable Cookies (third-party site) to find your browser and learn how to enable cookies.

Information we collect

Each time you visit our website, we automatically record the following information:

Information Definition
Date Date of visit.
Time Time of visit.
Client IP Address Your Internet Protocol Address - Your computer's address.
Server IP Address Internet Protocol Address of our web server – Our server's address.
Referrer Uniform Resource Locator (URL) of the web page that sent the requested file.
HTTP Hypertext Transfer Protocol – Software that runs the web.
HTTP Status Codes that indicate the condition of the request, report errors, and other necessary information; e.g., 404 Requested Page Not Found.
HTTP Request URL The address of the web page or file you requested.
Bytes Sent Amount of data you downloaded during your visit.
Bytes Received Amount of data you uploaded during your visit.
User Agent Name and version of your web browser or other software that requested information from us.
Protocol Version Version of HTTP used by your web browser.
Cookie A small text file, primarily used to customize webpages for the visitor. We limit our use of cookies.