Avoid Damage By Computer Viruses & Worms

A computer virus or worm is a software program which can damage or destroy data on your machine. These files can find their way to your machine by any means of digital communication and are not limited to Email.

Anti-Virus Software:

Virus protection programs have their place among your suite of installed programs but be aware that they tend to give a false sense of security which might prevent use of good security habits.

If you must receive files from others during the course of your work then it is advisable to install one of the commercial Virus Protection Products but we recommend that you do not rely solely on them. They are helpful in screening out old viruses sent by Email but rarely screen out new, fast-spreading viruses that propagate around the world within hours.

Instead always use these simple guidelines :

Keep your installed software updated with the latest versions and patches. This is especially important for communications and widely-used business software.

Never open any file that is sent to you until you have determined that the file is safe to run. Do not guess or take chances. This is a Catch22 because the only way to make sure that the file is safe is to run it. Few people have a mirror test setup so you may have to rely on your common sense. First question the sender and also by pass the file through freshly updated virus checking software

Make sure the sender of a file is aware that they have sent it to you, sometimes a virus will send a file without the sender’s knowledge.

Make multiple copies of your data at frequent and regular intervals.

Residential and Business ADSL Service on Salt Spring Island.

Imagen Communications offers residential and business high-speed ADSL service in limited areas of Salt Spring Island.

ADSL (asymmetric digital subscriber line) technology allows Internet subscribers to achieve download speeds substantially faster than using conventional dial-up modems. ADSL also permits simultaneous use of both Internet services and voice calls over the same phone line.

This service provides an economical solution for homes or small businesses that require both high-speed Internet access and regular phone service.

All Imagen ADSL packages contain the following features:

  • Unlimited hours with high-speed connection
  • Talk and surf at the same time
  • “Always On” service with no need to connect

What is High-Speed Wireless Internet Access?

Hi-Speed Wireless is a new Imagen service providing Internet access at speeds previously not available in the Southern Gulf Islands. Hi-Speed Wireless is based on wireless technology and is a direct replacement for your telephone based Internet access.

How does it work?

Hi-Speed Wireless works much like your mobile phone, but doesn’t require the use of a phone line or an account with a Telephone company. A small radio is installed in your computer and attached to an antenna which communicates with one of our Access Points.

How fast is it?

Hi-Speed Wireless operates at speeds up to 30x faster than traditional dialup Internet access. The power to choose your Internet speed is now in your hands. A simple call or e-mail to our office and we can increase your connectivity speed in minutes. Once installed, upgrading your Hi-Speed Wireless Internet access won’t require purchasing additional equipment.

What are the advantages?

Your service is on and active 24 hours a day.
No more hassles with dialup and unstable phone connections.
All data between your location and Imagen is transferred at the full capacity of the network.

Large attachments to your email arrive in record time.
No busy signals.

Where is it available?

Hi-Speed Wireless is available to anyone who can see one of our Access Points.
Imagen currently services Ganges, Ganges Harbour, and certain parts of Mount Belcher. We will continue to add Access Points on a regular basis, with our second one providing service to Vesuvius and the majority of North Salt Spring Island. Please contact Imagen today to schedule your free site survey or discuss getting service installed for your area.

What is the monthly cost?

Monthly rates start as low as $49.95 .

What is the initial cost?

The initial hardware and installation cost is unique to each location.

Alias E-mail Address

Alias E-mail Address: An alias E-mail address adds an additional E-mail address to an existing mailbox.

Advantages:

  • easiest way to retrieve mail for more than one address
  • uses existing E-mail software, username and password
  • you do not need to change anything you’re doing right now in order to accept mail destined for this extra address

Disadvantages:

  • all E-mail you send will show as coming from whichever address you have specified in your E-mail software as the reply to address
  • not a good solution if multiple people want to have completely separate E-mail
  • Separate E-mail Box: A separate E-mail box is a completely new E-mail account. Unlike the alias address a separate username and password is required to access the E-mail destined for this mail box. You also need to either install additional E-mail software or have software that support multiple E-mail accounts, such as Outlook Express 4.0 and up.

Advantages:

  • mail shows as coming from the address that it is sent to
  • mail to more than one address can be kept completely separate
  • good solution if multiple people want to have completely separate E-mail

Disadvantages:

  • requires a separate username and password
  • requires extra E-mail software, or software that supports multiple mailboxes
  • more complicated to setup and use than an alias E-mail account

What Is SPAM And UCE?

As you have undoubtedly noticed, it is not uncommon to receive emails from unknown companies/senders with subject lines such as “Online Pharmacy – Safe, Secure, Discreet” or “Buy Viagra Online”.  In most cases, emails that are sent to your account without your consent are loosely called SPAM or UCE (Unsolicited Commercial Email).  Imagen does not send these emails to you directly.  They are predominantly sent by companies who target thousands of customers at a time, in most cases quite randomly.

 Why do I get so much of this junk?

You may have also noticed that the amount of SPAM and UCE that is sent to your account has increased dramatically in the recent months.  This is a phenomenon which other ISPs and their subscribers have noticed and the Internet community as a whole has been forced to step up their efforts to combat this nuisance.

 What can I do about it?

 The systems team at Imagen Communications has deployed a system to minimize SPAM and UCE.  The system is called MailGuard.

 What is MailGuard?

 MailGuard is the SPAM and UCE protection service offered by Imagen Communications.  It is offered at two service levels:

 MailGuard Basic:  FREE

MailGuard Plus:  $5/month for each mailbox

How does MailGuard work?

  • Email messages which the server was able to identify as SPAM or UCE will be “held” for a period of 14 days.You will NOT receive them when you check mail, but they will be stored on the server as a precaution.

After 14 days these messages WILL BE DELETED.

  • At any time you can make a request to have the system “dump” the blocked email into your Imagen mailbox by clicking on the following link:

Retrieve Blocked Email

  • You can upgrade to MailGuard Plus, at a monthly cost of $5.00 plus taxes.MailGuard Plus gives you the ability to:

- Customize your SPAM filter settings to suit your taste and needs

- View any blocked mail for up to 14 days

- Selectively “release” any messages in the SPAM filter

Note that MailGuard Plus is sold in whole months only, and the monthly service fee is non-refundable (no exceptions).

 What about my Mailing Lists?

If you subscribe to one or more Mailing Lists, we strongly advise that you either Opt Out or Upgrade to MailGuard Plus:

  • Opt Out
  • Upgrade to MailGuard Plus
  • Most mailing list emails will be incorrectly flagged as SPAM or UCE by the MailGuard system!

I opted out of MailGuard Basic.  How do I get it back?

Customers who opt-out of this program will be permitted to opt back in at any time.  A one-time service fee of $25/mailbox is applicable for each re-activation of MailGuard.

I Purhased MailGuard Plus – How Do I Use It?

To view your Message Centre, you may log in to MailGuard Plus at any time at the following URL:
MailGuard Message Centre

I have MailGuard on my mailbox, but I still get SPAM and UCE.  What gives?

Imagen Communications has customized the filtering technology used on their system to assure that MailGuard is blocking only legitimate SPAM and UCE messages.  As such, you may find that some SPAM and UCE is undetected by the MailGuard system.  In order to ensure that legitimate email is not mistakenly identified as SPAM, the MailGuard filters and detection devices have been set to their optimal configuration.

Customers may “tweak” these settings for their personal email preferences by signing up for MailGuard Plus at any time.

Upgrade to MailGuard Plus

What is the cost of setting Mail Guard up for my domain (www.mydomain.com)?

This service costs $25.00 per month for each domain

Note: the Mail Guard service is sold in whole months only, and the monthly service fee is non-refundable.

How does it work?

Email messages which the server was able to identify as SPAM or UCE will be “held” for a period of 14 days. You will NOT receive them when you check mail, but they will be stored on the server as a precaution. After 14 days these messages will be deleted.

Our Mail Guard service for domains allows you to:

– Customize your SPAM filter settings to suit your taste and needs
– View any blocked mail for up to 14 days
– Selectively “release” any messages in the SPAM filter

How long will it take to set Mail Guard up for my domain (www.mydomain.com)?

Mail Guard takes between 3 to 5 business days to set up for an entire domain.

Acceptable Use Policy and User Agreement

General

We may amend this User Agreement at any time by posting the revised terms on our Web site. The revised terms of the contract shall automatically be effective after they have been posted on our Web site. Other than by posting of such revised terms on our Web site, this agreement may not be amended or modified except in a written document signed by both parties.

Imagen reserves the right to change without notice the Imagen service, including, but not limited to, access procedures, fees, hours of operation, menu structures, commands, documentation, vendors and services offered.

User’s use of Imagen services shall constitute User’s acceptance of this Agreement. Imagen may modify the terms and conditions in this page without notice. User’s use of Imagen services after such modification shall constitute User’s acceptance of the modifications to this Agreement.

All provisions of Imagen’s Service Agreement (“Agreement”) apply to the User’s Principal Account and any associated accounts billed to the principal account.

The benefits or rights conferred by this Agreement are non-transferable. Use of Imagen accounts is expressly limited to the individual or business whose name appears on the account and dependents of the account holder living at the same address.

User agrees to use the service in a manner consistent with any and all Applicable Laws.

In the event that Users account is not used in accordance with all Applicable Laws including, but not limited to, Local, Provincial or Federal Laws, Imagen reserves the right to cooperate with all or any law enforcement agencies.

User agrees to follow the Acceptable Use Policy of any network that User connects to, including Imagen Communication’s system.

If User is less than 18 years of age, Agreement must be signed by a parent or legal guardian who is responsible for all charges related to use of User’s account(s).

Use of Imagen for illegal activities of any kind, including unauthorized use (or attempted unauthorized use) of Imagen Communication’s network, machines or other networks or machines on the Internet, forging header information or user identification information, and software piracy is prohibited.

Bulk or Mass E-Mail

Spamming or sending harassing or bulk unsolicited e-mail is prohibited.

Forging header information in e-mail is prohibited.

Email messages which are “spam” originating from Imagen will be canceled by Imagen and the originator may be charged for the cost of cleanup and responding to complaints.

For more information on Imagen’s e-mail policies, see the more detailed User Agreement posted below.

Usenet Newsgroups

Imagen places no content restrictions on newsgroups except that (a) no illegal content is permitted and (b) each newsgroup sets its own policies about what are appropriate topics for discussion.

Spamming (as defined in this publication) to newsgroups is prohibited

Sending mass unsolicited email is prohibited. Mass unsolicited email is defined as any email sent to a group of email addresses where the recipients have not specifically requested information or a response.

Commercial advertisements are off-topic in virtually all Usenet newsgroups (exceptions include the biz.* hierarchy).

Newsgroup articles which are “Spam” originating from Imagen will be cancelled by Imagen and the originator may be charged for the cost of cleanup and responding to complaints.

Spoofing & Forgery

Posting articles with forged header information (e.g., a falsified “From:” field) is prohibited. Use of anonymous re-mailers is acceptable use, so long as the use is not otherwise illegal.

Hosted Websites

Use of web pages must comply with all applicable account features and/or limitations for reselling, storage, file transfer allowances, FTP access, advertising purposes and any State, Federal or Local laws which may apply or take precedence over online publishing requirements.

Reselling Web Space.

Reselling of any form of storage space assigned to the user is prohibited unless permitted in the User’s current Web Plan.

Use of your own Imagen web space to host a web presence for your clients is not permitted unless specified in the User’s current Web Hosting Plan.

Copyright Infringement:

Use of text, images, sounds, programs or any material created by others without their permission is an infringement of the Copyright Act and is prohibited.

Copyright law protects works of many different formats, including traditional formats such as books, paintings, plays and written music. Copyright law also protects works including computer programs, architectural works, photographs, video tapes, maps, charts, choreography, and films, multimedia and works in electronic format.

User hereby agrees that any material submitted for publication on Imagen through User’s account(s) will not violate or infringe any copyright, trademark, patent, statutory, common law or proprietary rights of others, or contain anything obscene or libelous. Software intended to facilitate any such violations or infringements may not be stored on Imagen services.

File Transfer & Web Site Traffic Allowances

Web Sites may not exceed the data transfer allowance posted on the current web hosting rates sheet during any billing period . All accounts that reach this monthly limit prior to the end of any billing period will be charged the appropriate fee for the excess data transfer. Traffic allowances are applied on a monthly basis and do not accrue. Any unused portions can not be transferred to the next billing cycle or to the allowance of any other user or site on the Imagen network. Users requiring additional traffic should contact Imagen Communications

Adult Oriented Web Content

All adult oriented material should have warning and disclaimer pages, including password protection, and must comply and offer access in a manner consistent with any and all Local, Provincial or Federal Laws.

Imagen Web Accounts or Web Hosting Plans may not be used for the storage, use or transfer of any pornographic text, images or content, the use of any Web Hosting Plan or Account for these purposes will result in the immediate termination of users account.

Publicizing Client’s Webs

Imagen Communications publicizes a list of it’s client’s websites for the purposes of making the site addresses available to the Internet search engines. This list is displayed at http://www.imagen.ca/Clientsites/clientsites.asp . It is the responsibility of the client to inform Imagen Communications if they do not wish their website to be included in this list.

Internet Relay Chat

Use of IRC bots or storing them on Imagen’s servers is prohibited. Impersonating other users by forging one’s email address is prohibited.

Flooding, cloning, spoofing, harassment, or otherwise hindering the ability of others to properly use IRC is prohibited.

FTP Sites

Reselling FTP space is prohibited unless user has applied for and completed an agreement for same with Imagen Communications and said document has been executed by both parties.

Files containing adult-oriented material must comply and offer access in a manner consistent with any and all Local, Provincial or Federal Laws.

Files containing pornography may not be stored on Imagen’s FTP server.

Using Imagen’s FTP server for the exchange of pirated software or software designed to facilitate copyright infringement, unauthorized use of computer systems, credit card fraud, or other illegal activity is prohibited. See the user agreement details below for more information.

Storage/Transferring of Files

Storing, transferring, or allowing to be transferred (this includes FTP, HTTP or any other means or protocol) any internal Imagen file or material that is not located in the user’s own directory structure and owned by the user is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, sending via ftp, allowing outside access to, mailing, or otherwise giving access to any file that is not owned by the user.

Hacking/Cracking software, utilities, or files

Any program, utility, or file that can be used to allow unauthorized access or gain unauthorized information about a computer, network, or file is prohibited.

Storage of these archived programs, software, utilities, or files in an archived format and only for personal use or download is acceptable. Removing such files from their archived or compressed state, attempts to run and/or attempting to compile or use such software is prohibited.

Lost or Compromised Passwords

User is responsible for all use of User’s account(s) and confidentiality of password(s). Imagen will suspend access or change access to User’s account(s) immediately upon notification by User that his her password has been lost, stolen or otherwise compromised. A service charge will apply. Imagen is not liable for any usage and or charges prior to Imagen making the necessary account alteration.

Accessing Imagen’s network via other services

User is responsible for all local and long-distance telephone charges for connecting to Imagen. User is also responsible for charges incurred by User’s paging company when used in conjunction with Imagen.

Payment for Services Used

User agrees to pay Imagen all charges relating to the use of User’s account(s) according to rates and prices published on Imagen’s public website at the commencement of the current billing period, including, if any, account process, activation or sign up fees.

User is responsible for charges at the time the service is ordered and the “anniversary date”, and Imagen may apply the amount due to User’s account or credit card at any time. In particular, monthly charges due on an anniversary date falling on a weekend or holiday may be charged before that weekend or holiday.

Changes to Rates & Fees

Imagen reserves the right to change charges, fees or prices without prior notice – changes are effective immediately on publishing.

Failure to Pay

Imagen reserves the right to suspend access to service for User’s account(s) upon an indication of any credit problems including delinquent payments or rejection of any credit card charges.

Termination due to harmful activities by User

Imagen, at its sole business judgment, may terminate this membership Agreement immediately or suspend User’s access to the service upon any breach of this membership Agreement by User, including, but not limited to, refusal or failure to pay for services provided or by sole judgment of Imagen, that User may be performing activities harmful to Imagen or it’s users, employees, vendors, business relationships or any other users of the Internet.

Service is provided on a best efforts basis

The Imagen service is provided on an “as is, as available, best efforts” basis. No warranties, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, those of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, are made with respect to Imagen service or any information or software service therein. This in no way includes any reimbursement for losses of income due to disruption of service by Imagen or its providers. No refunds or credits or long-distance telephone charges for connecting to Imagen shall be paid due to disruption of service by Imagen, its providers or any network connected to the Imagen network.

Neither Imagen nor its Information Providers are responsible for any damages arising from the User’s use of Imagen or by User’s inability to use Imagen service.

Backing up is User’s responsibility

Imagen is not responsible for User’s personal files residing on Imagen. User is responsible for independent backup of his/ her data stored on Imagen services.

Security is User’s responsibility

Imagen does not screen or filter any data packets sent to or requested by the User. The User is responsible for maintaining an adequate level of security on their own machine against viruses or malicious or unauthorized entry.

Netiquette

The following violations of “netiquette” are grounds for immediate suspension of service pending investigation by Imagen and will result in termination of the Users account(s) should the investigation determine User to have originated or transmitted these types of traffic.

(a) Posting a single article or substantially similar articles to an excessive number of newsgroups (i.e., 6 or more) or continued posting of articles which are off-topic (e.g., off-topic according to the newsgroup charter or the article provokes complaints from the regular readers of the newsgroup for being off-topic).

(b) Email Spamming – Sending unsolicited mass emailings (i.e., to more than 6 users) which provoke complaints from any of the recipients.

(c) Engaging in either (a) or (b) from a provider other than Imagen and using an account on Imagen as a mail drop for responses.

(d) Continued harassment of other individuals on the Internet after being asked to stop by those individuals and/or by Imagen.

(e) Impersonating another user or otherwise falsifying one’s user name in Email, Usenet postings, on IRC, or with any other Internet service. (This does not preclude the use of nicknames in IRC or the use of anonymous remailer services.)

(f) Use of IRC “bots” on Imagen, whether on our IRC server or any other. Such software may not be stored on Imagen.

Cleanup Costs after Violation

Users whose accounts are terminated for any of the above infractions are also responsible for the cost of labor to cleanup and respond to complaints incurred by Imagen.
Timely Payment for Services

Service fees must be paid on a timely basis to maintain User’s membership privileges. Service fees will continue regardless of User’s use unless and until User notifies Imagen as outlined in this User Agreement that User wishes to cancel it’s membership, which User may do at any time, unless bound by a specific term or agreement.

Service Fee payments more than 15 days late may be assessed a 10% late payment charge.

The User is in default of this Agreement if Imagen does not receive a payment on or before the due date of the last invoice issued.

Authorization for Payments

When paying by credit card, User expressly authorizes Imagen to debit credit card account for the amount of owing on the account.

When paying by credit card and/or cheque, User expressly authorizes Imagen to debit User’s checking account for the amount of a declined credit card charge or check returned unpaid by User’s bank, plus up to a $25 returned check fee.

Cancellations & Refunds

In the event of deactivation or cancellation of service on or after User account anniversary date, User is responsible for the full current month’s charges. Imagen will not prorate service fees for partial billing period usage or bill for a period less than one month.
A cancellation is effective on the “Billing Date”. Cancellations received on or after Users account anniversary date shall result in the deactivation of Users account on the next “Billing Date”. User shall retain all account access and user privileges through the end of User’s account paid billing period.

A written Notice of Cancellation must be submitted by mail or in person at Imagen’s premises or faxed to (250) 537-5820 . Cancellations must include User’s full name, handwritten signature, User login name and User password or the account will not be cancelled and billing will continue until an appropriate cancellation notice is received.
Refunds for the full amount of unused services paid-for will be issued to any user within the following guidelines.

(a) Cancellations received up to the first 7 days of service from service anniversary date for any reason will be issued a full refund for all unused services that have been paid for. NB: Setup fees are not refundable.

(b) Cancellations received after the first 7 days of service from the service anniversary date and prior to the second months anniversary date of users account will receive a full refund for all services that have been paid-for, but only in the event that user, with the assistance of the Imagen technical support personnel, was unable to connect or log onto the Imagen network.

(c) Cancellations of annual accounts received on or after the second months anniversary date of users account will not receive any prorate or refund for service fees paid.

(d) Cancellations of annual accounts received prior to the second months anniversary date may receive a refund. In such cases the entire account usage from the start of the current term will be charged as if it were a monthly account and a processing fee of $50 +tax will also apply.

Failure to use an account(s) does not relieve the User of payment obligations, except as specifically provided in this Agreement.

In the event the User defaults on this Agreement, Imagen may suspend or revoke the User’s membership privileges and the User may have to re-apply for membership at the price Imagen is charging to new members. The User, if bound by a specific term or service order agreement, agrees to pay Imagen’s reasonable attorney’s fees and court costs, where permitted, in collecting any amounts remaining in the User’s service order agreement.

Communication systems are subject to degradation of service from phenomena such as so-called “Line-Noise” interference and other causes beyond the reasonable control of Imagen. As such Imagen shall not be responsible or liable for the quality or maintenance of Users communication equipment or services nor will Imagen offer credits or refunds for service due to such phenomena or fluctuations in service quality.
Imagen may assign this order, its rights hereunder and its ownership of said service and commitment at anytime without notice.
In addition to any price specified herein, User shall pay the gross amount of any present or future sales, use, excise, value added or other similar taxes applicable to the price, sales or delivery of any products or services furnished hereunder or to their use by Imagen or any other network.

Imagen will maintain a technical support staff available on a first-come, first-served basis during it’s business hours for all configuration and operation questions pertaining to Internet software provided by Imagen. Imagen will provide technical support for all of Imagen provided Internet software based upon Imagen’s knowledge of said software. Imagen support is not responsible for User’s hardware or operating system integrity, configuration or operability and will not provide support on such items.

Imagen reserves the right to collect damages (software, hardware & man hours) if any harm is done to Imagen by user which requires repair or reconfiguration of any kind.

Imagen may from time to time offer a trial period during which the User may cancel membership without incurring any costs. It is the responsibility of the User to contact Imagen to cancel during the trial period and receive verification that cancellation has occurred. Failure to use an account does not constitute cancellation.

Imagen may from time to time offer credits to users who refer additional users who sign up for and keep Imagen accounts through at least six months, provided that the new users who are signing up mention at the time of sign-up the identity of the user who referred them.

Imagen does not offer unlimited usage dialup connections.

Users may be disconnected after 15 minutes of inactivity. User agrees not to use any automatic method to avoid disconnection, to keep the connection active only when the User is actively using it, and not provide public services over the connection. Imagen reserves the right to impose a restriction on accounts it deems to be in violation of these conditions.

Imagen reserves the right to delete User’s personal files after one or both parties terminates Agreement.

Imagen reserves the right in its sole discretion to delete any information entered into the Imagen network by User. Imagen and its authorized representatives shall have the right, but shall not be obligated, to edit publicly viewable information.

The User is in default of this Agreement if any User covered by this Agreement fails to obey an Imagen rule or regulation.

Non-enforcement of any section of this Agreement does not constitute consent and Imagen reserves the right to enforce this Agreement at its sole discretion.

If any one or more paragraphs in this Agreement is found to be unenforceable or invalid, User’s and Imagen’s agreement on all other paragraphs shall remain valid.

This document and the rights and duties of the parties shall be governed by and interpreted according to the laws of the Province of British Columbia.

Privacy Statement

Imagen Communications considers the responsible use of personal information to be a critical element in enabling the Internet to reach its potential as a serious tool for personal and professional activities.

Developing a long-standing relationship with our customers that is founded on trust is good manners and good business.

Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary, and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.

Personal Information

All information provided to Imagen Communications by it’s clients, such as addresses, telephone numbers, banking details etc. is considered private and personal and will not be divulged to any third party.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through public online forums or on websites operated by other companies, this information may be collected and used by others.

E-Mail Addresses

Imagen Communications will not give out their subscribers’ email addresses to any third party.

Imagen Communications will not mail material to our clients on behalf of any third party.

Imagen Broadcast Email Messages

Imagen Communications reserves the right to, from time to time and when necessary, broadcast email messages to it’s clients in order to notify them of important changes to services.

Web Site Addresses

It is assumed that clients’ web sites are public and the web addresses are from time to time posted in an unsorted list here. The sole purpose of this list is to allow the Internet Search Engines to find our customer’s web sites. Customers must notify The Web Editor in order to have their web site address excluded from this list.

Cookies

A cookie is a small data file that Web sites write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information you have supplied yourself.

Imagen Communications uses cookies from time to time to track usage of their websites and to enforce security rules.

If you have set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie.

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser.