U.S. Grains Council Cookies Policy
Effective Date: Sept. 14, 2018
What are cookies?
There are different types of cookies, for example:
- Cookies served directly by U.S. Grains Council (‘first party cookies’) and cookies served on our behalf, for example by advertisers and data analytics companies (‘third party cookies’)
- Cookies which endure for different periods of time, including those that only last only as long as your browser is open (referred to as ‘session cookies’ or ‘temporary cookies’). These are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies are ‘permanent cookies’, meaning that they survive after your browser is closed. For example, they recognize your device when you open your browser and browse the internet again.
Which cookies do we use and why do we use them?
Essential Website Cookies: These Cookies are necessary to enable you to navigate our website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of our websites. These Cookies cannot be switched off in our systems. The Cookies are served on our behalf by Cloudfare and WordPress are necessary to identify individual users and confirm that they are visiting from trusted IP addresses.
You can set your browser to block or alert you about these Cookies, but without these Cookies certain services will not be available. These Cookies do not store any personally identifiable information
Functionality Cookies: These Cookies allow our website to save choices you make and provide enhanced, more personalized features. S. Grains Council and WordPress serve functionality cookies to identify users and provide access to services for which a login is required. The information collected by these Cookies can be anonymized and cannot track your browsing behavior on other websites.
Analytics Cookies: We use Google Analytics to collect information on how the Online Services is used and to report on the Online Services usage statistics. More information, including details on how to opt-out, is available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Social Media Cookies: these Cookies are set by a range of social media services, such as Facebook or Twitter, that we have added to the site to enable you to interact with our social media presence and share our content with your friends and networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit.
Analytics / Log Files
As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data.
We may combine this automatically collected log information with other information we collect about you. We do this to improve services we offer you, or to improve marketing, analytics, or site functionality.
We use mobile analytics software to allow us to better understand the performance of the website. This software may record information such as how often you use the website, the events that occur within the website, aggregated usage, and performance data. We do not link the information we store within the analytics software to any information you submit through the website.
We may partner with third parties to either display advertising on our website or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our third-party partner may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on this site and other sites in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests. If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you interest-based ads, you may opt-out by clicking here (or if located in the European Union click here). Please note this does not opt you out of being served ads. You will continue to receive generic ads.
How can you exercise your cookies choices?
You have the right to choose whether or not to accept cookies. However, they are an important part of how our Online Services work, so you should be aware that if you choose to refuse or remove cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality the Online Services.
Website (Browser) Opt-Out:
Most browsers accept cookies by default. You may be able to change the settings to have your browser refuse certain cookies or notify you before accepting cookies. To do so, please follow the instructions provided by your browser, which are usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” menus. Some third parties also provide the ability to refuse their cookies directly by clicking on an opt-out link, and we have tried to indicate where this is possible in the table above.
Mobile App Opt-Out
To limit interest-based advertising on your mobile device, you can review and adjust the settings provided by your device manufacturer, such as “Limit Ad Tracking” for iOS or “Opt-out of interest-based ads” for Android.
For further information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.