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This website uses meta-tags and cookies unless cookies are disabled in your browser.  In order to find out more about a user’s personal taste in manuscripts and attempt to find similar manuscripts for the user, the Foundation collects information regarding previously viewed manuscripts, using meta-tags (“tags”).  A manuscript has 4 possible tags: Category, Theme, Free Tags, and Year.  The more the user view manuscripts, the more tags are collected.  Each visit in a manuscript page will automatically update the user preferences using “cookies” which are used to store data on the user’s computer.  Preferences are stored in the cookie and loaded each time the user revisits the website/page. The website also uses cookies to allow users to create a Reading List while browsing the website and have it load upon returning to the website. The cookie is created when a webpage is added to the Reading List, and is deleted when the page is removed from the Reading list, or when the cookie's lifespan expires. Cookies have the option to expire in the future, or never to expire.  Cookies may be deleted by the user at any time by deleting the browser history, for example, using "tools" > "internet options" > "delete browsing history".  You may opt out of this feature entirely by disabling cookies in your browser. 

This website may at time use the Google AdWords remarketing service to advertise on third party websites (including Google) to previous visitors to our site. This could be in the form of an advertisement on the Google search results page, or a site in the Google Display Network. Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Shapell Manuscript Foundation website. Of course, any data collected will be used in accordance with our own privacy policy and Google’s privacy policy. We do not collect any Personally Identifiable Information through this process. You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the  Google Ad Preferences page.