We use automated technologies to collect information from visitors to our Website, which may include personal information.
Automated collection technologies such as cookies, beacons, tags, and scripts are used by us in analyzing trends, administering the Website, and tracking users’ movements around the Website. We, and our third-party vendors, also use these technologies to gather demographic information about our user base as individuals and in the aggregate.
The information we collect automatically is statistical information and may include personal information, or we may maintain it or associate it with personal information we collect in other ways or that we receive from third parties. If you do not want us to collect this information, please do not use our Website.
What is a cookie?
A “cookie” is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer and downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies then send information back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that same cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user’s device.
Cookies perform many different jobs, like allowing you to navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, saving items in your shopping cart and generally improving a user’s experience on a website. They can also help to ensure that the advertisements you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. We use different types of cookies on our Website, as explained below.
- Essential or Strictly Necessary Cookies. These cookies are necessary for the Website to function properly and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually set in response to a request by you, such as by filling in a form like the Contact Us form on our website. These types of cookies may also include cookies that we use to maintain the security of our systems.
- Performance and Functional Cookies. These cookies allow us to count visits and sources of traffic on our Website so we can measure and improve the performance and functionality of our Website. They help us to know which pages of our Website are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around our Website. The information collected by these cookies is used to create aggregated, anonymous analytics reports. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, what pages you have visited and will not be able to monitor the Website’s performance.
- Targeted Advertising Cookies. Advertising cookies are generally set by advertising companies and may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant advertisements on our site or other sites. We currently do not use these types of cookies on our Website.
- Social Media Cookies. These cookies are used to allow you to share information using a social media sharing button (such as the Facebook “Like”) or to connect your social media account. We currently do not use these types of cookies.
We use both session cookies (which track a user’s progression during one site visit) and persistent cookies (which track a user over time). The specific cookies associated with our Website may change depending on the type of browsing behavior we are analyzing, or the third party we have engaged to perform analytics on our behalf.
All of this technology is used to deliver a more relevant and convenient experience for you. You have the choice to refuse functional cookies by turning them off in your Internet browser. Please note, if you change Internet browsers, you will need to make the same setting change in your new browser.
You may opt-out.
If you wish to opt out of allowing certain cookies, you may do so by changing your browser settings so that cookies from our Website cannot be placed on your computer or mobile device. Please note that if you delete, block or otherwise restrict cookies and use a different computer or Internet browser, you will need to renew your cookie management choices.
Contact us for questions or concerns.
If you have questions or concerns about our use of automated technologies with regard to your personal information, please email us at privacy@FarmCreditBank.com with “Questions about Cookies” in the subject line.