January 23, 2008
We hope that you enjoy visiting and using usps.com to obtain information, buy stamps, use on-line services, or just browse. We strive to make it the best possible experience and to bring you valuable and convenient products and services. For over 200 years privacy and security have been at the heart of the USPS brand. We have thus worked hard to ensure that our on-line practices meet or exceed privacy standards for both government and industry.
- session cookies for improving the use of our Web site. We may use session cookies to support transactions, logging on and off the site, and computing postage for you.
- persistent cookies for the following limited purposes: 1) to log you off of usps.com if you have not been using the site in order to prevent unauthorized use; 2) to gather non-personal usage statistics such as how many new, repeat, and total visitors use our Web site; 3) to support advertisements or promotions; and 4) to recognize you or your information on a return visit, but only if you have expressly told us you want to be so recognized.
- limited use of Web beacons to: 1) help us measure and increase the effectiveness of promotions on usps.com, or of USPS-related promotions on external sites: and 2) to gather general log, statistical, and referral information on usps.com
Thank you for visiting usps.com. It is our pleasure to continue to serve you.
John E. Potter