What is a cookie and what are they used for?
A cookie is a small text file sent by a web server to your browser and saved to the user’s hard drive. It allows the website to remember your actions and preferences (for example, how you filled in a loss report form, language, text size and other display preferences) for a certain time period so we can offer better quality service and ensure user-friendly, flawless website function. This way, you don’t need to re-enter information when you return to our site or browse other pages.
Only the browser that saved the cookie can read the file. No one else can access this information. The data file is not harmful. It is free of viruses or programming code and cannot be linked to a specific individual or IP address.
…we use these cookies to meter website traffic. We save the time of the session, the visitor’s browser and information on the sessions, and the referring source. We do not gather personal information.
What if I want to restrict or disable cookies?
You can restrict or block cookies by changing your browser settings to prevent cookies from being saved to your computer.
The following links provide instructions for configuring cookies and security settings in the most common browsers.