Updated Nov. 4, 2019: The mechanism that presents the "cookie advisory" was found to plant a tracking cookie, and was replaced. Cookie "cookieconsent_dismissed" is replaced by cookie "fmalertcookies."
Updated Feb. 3, 2021: The original "cookie advisory" mechanism was updated and no longer tracks users. Cookie "fmalertcookies" is replaced by "cookieconsent_dismissed."
Updated July 20, 2021: The "cookie advisory" mechanism was removed after it was found to make behind-the-scenes connections to amazonaws.com and silktide.com, leaking the user's IP address & other information.

This website (newenglandorienteering.org, a.k.a. neoc.org, a.k.a. scout-o.org) makes every effort not to track visitors. NEOC does not employ third-party tracking cookies, scripts, or beacons.

This website sets three cookies: templateColor, a sessionID, and cookieconsent_dismissed. Almost all of the website will function normally if you choose to block these in your browser. (See exceptions below.)

templateColor contains a color name (typically "blue"). This is meant to allow the end-user to select a color scheme for each page visited. This feature is not used. The information in this cookie is not stored on the host computer.

sessionID has a random string as its name. It contains another random string that identifies your session on the host computer. No personal information is communicated.
This mechanism manages permissions for users who have an account on the system, while they are logged-in, to allow access to certain restricted content. The session information on the host computer is deleted within an hour of your last interaction with the website.

Both templateColor and the sessionID are session cookies, which most browsers will delete when the browser is closed.

cookieconsent_dismissed will be set if you click "OK" on the cookie advisory that appears at the top of pages of this site. This cookie contains the string "yes" to signal the browser not to re-display the cookie advisory. The information in this cookie is not stored on the host computer. This cookie is a session cookie, which most browsers will delete when closed.

If you set your browser to block cookies from www.newenglandorienteering.org and newenglandorienteering.org, these functions will be affected:

  • Contact forms may not send your message.
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  • The cookie advisory will appear at the top of every page.

Note that embedded interactive Google maps, displayed at the bottom of most event description pages and on some other pages, do set several cookies from Google domains. NEOC has no visibility into these cookies. If you block Google's cookies, this website will function normally, but the embedded map will not appear on the page.


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