Updated on June 5, 2022

A cookie is a small data file that is written to your computer’s hard drive by your web browser.
The data read from these cookies may be linked to your user information, so our use of these cookies may allow us to provide you with better service and to better understand how you use this web site.


PCE uses cookies to personalize and optimize your browsing experience by:

  • analyzing trends, traffic, and user behaviour,
  • administering the Site
  • gathering demographic information about our user base as a whole,
  • tracking web analytics throughout PCE web site.
  • educating ourselves about how we can continue to improve the content of the PCE. 

Cookies fall into the subcategories below:

Required cookies

Certain cookies are used for specific purposes that are essential to your secure use and navigation of the PCE.

Without them, PCE may not be able to provide core PCE functions and features to you, and the PCE would not operate as well as you would like.
These cookies collect and use information such as your server preferences, single-session data, and corresponding identifier, web beacons and log files (detailed below), and other credential-related information.

All required cookies are automatically deleted when you end your visit to PCE website.

Functional cookies

Functional cookies may be used to collect and process information about your preferences and similar choices in connection with the PCE in order to optimize your browsing experience. 

Please be aware that if you do choose to disable the receipt of cookies from our Site, you may not be able to use or benefit from certain features of the Site, particularly the features that are designed to personalize your experience.

To learn more about the use of cookies or how to manage or delete them click here. 

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but generally allow users to modify their browser settings to display a warning before accepting a cookie, to accept cookies only from certain websites, and/or to refuse all cookies. 

Please do review your web browser settings if you want to use your web browser to control our cookies. Log Files  The Site’s web and ad servers log information about a user’s IP address, browser type, and the current URL the user is requesting.


If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, or publish a topic/reply on PCE Forum, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser.
This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited.
It expires after 1 day.

Analytics cookies

Analytics cookies (a part of functional cookies) provide us with data that allows PCE to better understand its users and improve the Site based on what we have learned from that data. 

This information is always provided by a user’s browser and automatically logged by most websites. These log files are stored in a secure location and used in our internal analysis of traffic patterns within our Site.  


PCE uses Google Analytics to help us understand how you engage with our site.

Google Analytics collects your location via an anonymized version of your IP address (the last octet of the IP address is removed) and holds this information for a limited time. 

You may install a Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Button here.

The Google Analytics Privacy Policy can be read here

The data is deleted by Google Analytics after 14 months.