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While we use cookies in a completely benign manner, because of the controversy surrounding their use we are providing the following information in order to insure you have the option of accepting or declining them.

REMEMBER - cookies do nothing to your system, and they DO NOT provide us with any information other than the very specific information, such as your ZIP code, which makes returning to Pollen.com much simpler and more direct. Cookies do not probe your system, nor do they deliver to us any information of a personal nature whatsoever.

However, to eliminate cookies you may have currently accepted, and to deny cookies in the future, you have the option of following this procedure:

If you are using Netscape Navigator 3.0, go to the Options Menu, to Network Preferences and then to Protocols. Check the box that says "Show an alert before accepting a cookie. Then go into your Netscape folder (usually c:\program files\netscape\navigator) and delete the file which is called "cookies.txt." Under Windows 95, you could also use the Find feature on the start menu to simply find the file called Cookies.txt.

In Internet Explorer 3.0, go to the View menu, then to Options, then to Advanced. Check the box that says "Warn before accepting cookies." Then go into your cookies directory (usually c:\windows\cookies) and delete all the files you have there. Once you delete these files, you will have no more cookies, and you will be prompted each time a Web site attempts to send a cookie to your system. At that time, you can choose to either Accept or Cancel the cookie.

If you are using Netscape 4.0+, go to "Edit" in the menu bar, click on "Preferences", click on "Advanced", and check the box that says "Warn me before accepting a cookie". Now go to your "Start" button, click on "Find", click on "Files and Folders", type "cookies.txt" into the search box that appears, and click "Find Now". When the search results appear, drag all files listed, into the "Recycle Bin". Now shut down and restart your Netscape.

In Internet Explorer 4.0, go to the View menu, then to Internet Options, then to Advanced. Check the box that says "Prompt before accepting cookies." Then go into your cookies directory (usually c:\windows\cookies) and delete all the files you have there. Once you delete these files, you will have no more cookies, and you will be prompted each time a Web site attempts to send a cookie to your system. At that time, you can choose to either Accept or Cancel the cookie.