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Cookies and Other Tracking Methods Procedure

This procedure clarifies the use of cookies on the EPA Public Access Web site. This procedure also provides background on the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) requirements for protecting privacy on the EPA Public Access Web site from tracking Web site users with any activity, device, tool, trick, or log, with the exception of “cookies,” which have received limited sanction from OMB. It also establishes the required steps for obtaining waiver approval by the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for a persistent “cookie” on an EPA Public Access Web site.

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