What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that web servers typically send to users’ computers when they visit a website. Cookies are stored as text files on a user’s hard drive and can be accessed by web servers when the user returns to a website or goes to another website. Cookies are used by companies to collect and send information about a user’s website visit – for example, number of visits, average time spent, pages viewed, navigation history through the website, and other statistics. This information helps companies improve a user’s online experience in many ways: for example, by allowing companies to monitor website performance, make the website easier to use, measure the effectiveness of their promotional placements and tailor their website to better match a user’s interests and preferences. Cookies cannot be used to access any other data on a user’s hard drive, or to personally identify them. Users who prefer not to accept cookies can set their Internet browser to notify them when they receive a cookie or to prevent cookies from being placed on their hard drive.

About cookies

This website uses cookies. By using this website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to Myositis Support and Understanding’s use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

Cookies are files sent by web servers to web browsers and stored by the web browsers.

The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables a web server to identify and track web browsers.

There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.

Our site uses cookies

We use persistent “cookies” on the site in order to help us manage the opt-out process for our technology. Cookies are small text files that contain a string of alphanumeric characters. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” file. For more information about cookies please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/cookies/. No PII is collected by or associated with cookies from the site.

Cookies on our website

Myositis Support and Understanding uses the following cookies on this website, for the following purposes:

3rd Party Cookies

No Name Type Description
1 GA Google Analytics This website uses Google Analytics for the purpose of tracking website visits. This way the owner can see how many people visit the website and how it is being used. The service is provided by Google Inc. and sets many cookies. More information about the cookies set by the Analytics service can be found here: http://bit.ly/1bhmR0y
2 BuddyPress BuddyPress This website uses BuddyPress to drive its social network and forums. BuddyPress sets a few cookies that remember last activity or page number for paginated comments.
3 DoubleClick DoubleClick This website uses DoubleClick as an advertising service. This service uses cookies to optimize and target advertisements. DoubleClick cookies do not store any personal information. Sometimes the cookies hold an extra identifier – and that is a campaign ID. DoubleClick is delivered by Google Inc. More about Doubleclick’s cookies can be found here: http://bit.ly/1IgJBzl
4 wordpress_wordpress_logged_in




WordPress Various cookies used to make logging in to your account faster and easier. Only used for logged in users and commenters.
4 Ecommerce Ecommerce When shopping on our site for myositis gear, cookies may be set to remember the items in your cart for easier checkout.
4 FB Login Facebook Login This website uses Facebook OAuth login service to enable easy registration and login service via its own authentication service.

Google cookies

Myositis Support and Understanding uses Google Analytics to analyze the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store and use this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

Myositis Support and Understanding may publish Google Adsense interest-based advertisements on the site. These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests. To determine your interests, Google will track your behavior across the web using cookies. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser using Google’s Ads Preference Manager, available at http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/. You can opt-out of the Adsense partner network cookie at http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html. However, this opt-out mechanism uses a cookie, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you should use the Google browser plug-in available at http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/plugin.

Rejecting cookies

You can always configure your browser to reject cookies. Please consult the help section of your web browser for details on how this can be achieved. Please note that if you block cookies from this website, you keep in mind the following:

1) the website might not function properly in your browser
2) some functions might not be available – like for example, you might not be able to finish the online checkout process
3) preferences and settings set on this website will not be remembered for the next time you visit the site

In Internet Explorer, you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.

In Firefox, you can adjust your cookies settings by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”.

Blocking cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of some websites.


We may revise this Policy at any time. Any changes and/or updates to the Policy will be updated directly on this page. We encourage you to visit this page periodically to review our current Policy so that you will always know what information we gather and how we may use that information. In the event we make any material changes to this Policy we will advise our Publishers and Networks of such changes in advance.

Cookie Policy updated March 31, 2017


Should you have any questions in regards to this Cookie Policy please contact our representatives. They will be more than happy to clarify and assist you in any way possible.

Email: info@UnderstandingMyositis.org

Mailing Address:
Myositis Support and Understanding
9125 N. Old State Road
Lincoln, DE 19960

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