Effective May 25, 2018
What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small data file that is placed on your device (desktop PC, laptop, tablet, or mobile phone) when you visit a web site. Cookies are widely used in order to help web site owners understand and improve how their sites function. A cookie may have unique identifiers that help the company that places the cookie recognize you as an individual shopper. Cookies can reside, among other places, on your device and in emails we send to you.
Cookies set by Venturi are called “first-party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than Venturi are called “third-party cookies.” Third-party cookies enable features or functionality provided by third parties in connection with our web sites for example, chat services or web site reporting and analytics. The parties that set these third-party cookies can recognize your device both when it visits our website and — in some cases — also when it visits certain other websites.
We may use other technologies similar to cookies like web beacons, which are sometimes called “tracking pixels” or “clear gifs”. These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognize when someone has visited our sites or opened an email that we have sent them. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.
We use first-party and third-party cookies for several reasons. Some are required for our sites to function correctly. Others help us optimize specific experiences or services we offer to you online. Still others help us track overall site usage trends so we can spot areas that we can improve.
Some cookies are required for our web sites to operate. For example, we use a cookie to identify you as a specific, returning customer when you log into your shopping account.
Some cookies help us provide better experiences on our web sites. For example, cookies allow us to offer online chat services that can provide you with helpful information during your site visit. Cookies also help us remember which items you have already added to your cart during a shopping session.
Some cookies collect information about how site visitors navigate and use our sites, to help us improve your overall shopping experience. These cookies (for example) help us:
- Spot site errors when they occur.
- Generate statistics about most popular pages and products.
- Recognize shoppers who visit us by clicking on one of our e-mail campaigns.
- Test different page designs and messages to see which ones are most popular.
In very specific circumstances, one or more of our cookies may provide feedback to an advertising partner like Google that one of their visitors has also visited one of our web sites, so that Google may learn more about your interests and serve you with more relevant advertisements and offers on sites other than the ones we manage.
How You Can Control Cookies
In addition you can also “opt-out” of the collection of any information through cookies or other tracking technology of businesses participating through the European Interactive Digital Advertising, the U.S. Network Advertising Initiative or the U.S. Digital Advertising Alliance. Please visit these organizations’ opt-out pages to learn about how you may opt out of receiving web-based personalized ads from participating businesses. You can access any settings offered by your mobile operating system to limit ad tracking or install the AppChoices app to learn more about how you may opt out of receiving personalized ads in mobile apps.
Specific Information About Google Analytics
Google uses the information it captures on our behalf to evaluate how our sites are used, to create reports about the activities on the site for the site operators, and to perform additional services regarding website and internet utilization.
You can prevent the collection and processing of cookie-created data relating to your utilization of web sites (including your IP address) via Google, by downloading and installing the browser-plugin available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
You can also refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the device you use to access the link, preventing the future collection of your data when visiting this web site:
Disable Google Analytics
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