Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Cookies may remain on your computer after you leave the website, but you can manually delete them using your browser settings. Most web browsers are pre-set to accept cookies. Some cookies store data just for the time you are on the website. These are called session cookies and are not stored on your computer after you have left the website.

If you prefer not to receive cookies, you can adjust your web browser to refuse cookies or to warn you when cookies are being used. Most elements of the Secured by Design website will still function if you disable cookies in your web browser settings.

We use Cookies in a few different ways:

  • To collect analytics information about people’s use of the site, including which pages are visited, how long people spend on those pages, any broken links or pages that are not working correctly, how people are finding us, and so on. This information is used to help us improve our site and is not used to identify individuals or to market services to people.
  • To allow people to set preferences on the site. For example, if you would like to be automatically logged in to the site every time you visit, this information will be stored.