When you visit the City of Independence, Missouri website, we use automated tools to log information about each visit. We process this information in the aggregate to determine site performance issues, such as popular pages, most frequently downloaded forms, and other site performance characteristics. This information does not identify you personally. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits. To protect your privacy, the City of Independence has incorporated industry-standard secure server software (Secure Socket Layers) into sensitive sections of the web site.