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."

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 fmalertcookies. 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.

fmalertcookies 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 "true" 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 will remain in your browser for 30 days, if you do not manually delete it or configure the browser to delete it.

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

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.


If you have questions about NEOC's use of cookies, please contact the Webmaster.