U.S. Census Bureau

Data Protection and Privacy Policy


We generally do not use "cookies," which are files or file entries placed on your computer's hard drive by a web site, that allow monitoring of your use of the site. Some activities, such as using the American FactFinder or purchasing a product do require the use of transient cookies.

The Census Bureau does not use "persistent cookies" or other "persistent tracking technology."

American FactFinder — Transient Cookies

In American FactFinder, transient cookies are used to keep track of user selections so that new requests for specific data or maps can be created more efficiently. No personally-identifiable information is permanently retained on either the user's or the Census Bureau's computers. These transient cookies go away completely when you exit the browser. When ordering products, transient cookies are enabled to track your order through the process.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau