McBrooklyn doesn't collect information about readers, other than to see how many people visit the site and what postings are popular. We never sell your personal information to third parties.
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You can chose to disable or selectively turn off these cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. We don't think that would prevent you from using our site, but it might screw up how other sites function, especially sites you have to log into, like forums.
*UPDATE March 15, 2009:
- We've been told by Google that they are now (or will be soon) using "DART" cookies, which enables it to serve "interest-based" ads to you based on your visit to this site and other sites on the Internet. (ie: "sports," "travel")
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