|How Remembering Your User ID works|
We can "remember" your user ID by using a "cookie" which identifies your computer each time you visit. When using a public computer, you should not choose the "Remember" option as a safety measure since the cookie is stored on the computer you are presently using.
If you receive this message "The browser you are using is not accepting cookies at this time..." and you want to remember your user ID, follow these instructions to change your browser settings.
What are "cookies?"
Like most websites, statefarm.com® uses "cookies" (a small text file placed on the user's hard drive) to facilitate site navigation, provide additional security, and allow you to customize access to our website. We do not use "cookies" to collect information for distribution to third parties for any purpose. Nor do we use "cookies" to secure information from other websites you may visit.
A cookie contains a small amount of data that is exchanged between a web browser and a web server. Cookies cannot be used to deliver viruses or run programs on your computer. They are uniquely assigned to you and can only be used by the site that issued the cookie to you.
There are two types of cookies. The first, commonly called persistent cookies, are saved to your hard drive until they expire on the date specified by the web server. The second, commonly called session cookies, exist only in memory and are destroyed once you close your web browser.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most browsers automatically accept them, but you can change this setting if you desire. If you choose to decline cookies, you will not be able to use many sections of the statefarm.com site, particularly secured sections that require a user to login.