This policy was last updated on 7/13/2018
CONTENTS OF THIS POLICY
1. What is a Cookie?
3. What Cookies Do We Use?
4. The Necessity of Enabling Cookies to Use our Webstore
5. How Can I Control Cookies?
6. Other Tracking Technologies
7. Changes to this Cookies Policy
8. How to Contact Us
1. WHAT IS A COOKIE?
Cookies are a standard feature of websites. A cookie is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. When you visit the site again, the cookie allows that site to recognize your browser. Cookies may store user login info, preferences, and other information. Without cookies, the visitor experience may be altered significantly, and in some cases, entire features or functions will be unavailable to the website visitor.
Cookies set by the website owner (Venkel, in this instance) are called "first party cookies". Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called "third party cookies". Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content, and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.
We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Website to operate (“Strictly Necessary”). Some cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our Website ("Performance" cookies). Other cookies enable us to provide enhanced functionality and personalization on the Website (“Functional” cookies). Then finally, some cookies enable us and our partners to serve targeted advertisements (“Targeting” cookies). See the next section “What Cookies Do We Use?” for more details on these types of first and third party cookies.
3. WHAT COOKIES DO WE USE?
Performance Cookies: These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our Website. They help us to know which pages are popular and see how visitors move around the Website. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and anonymous.
Functional Cookies: These cookies enable the Website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies some services may not function properly. These cookies do not directly store Personal Information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device.
Targeting Cookies: These cookies may be set through our Website or by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant advertisements on other sites. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising. These cookies do not directly store Personal Information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device.
4. THE NECESSITY OF ENABLING COOKIES TO USE OUR WEBSTORE
Cookies allow us to recognize you automatically whenever you visit our Website so that we can personalize your experience and provide you with better service.
If your web browser is set to block cookies from our Website, you will not be able to complete a purchase or take advantage of certain features of our Website, such as creating or logging into your account. Therefore, we strongly encourage you to configure your web browser to accept cookies from our Website.
5. HOW CAN I CONTROL COOKIES?
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie preferences by clicking on the appropriate opt-out links provided below. For more information on how to manage cookies in your browser, please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.
In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com. You may opt out by clicking here: http://preferences.truste.com/ (or if located in the European Union, by clicking here: http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/). Please note this does not opt you out of being served advertising. You will continue to receive generic advertisements.
Essential website cookies: Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the Websites to you, you cannot refuse them. You can block or delete them by changing your browser settings however, as described above.
6. OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES
We employ a software technology called clear gifs that help us better manage the Website by informing us what content is effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user's computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on Web pages or in emails and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We use clear gifs or pixels in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. We tie the information gathered by clear gifs in emails to our visitor/customers Personal Information.
Social Media Features
Flash cookies or Local Shared Objects
The Adobe Flash Player (and similar applications) use technology to remember settings, preferences and usage similar to browser cookies but these are managed through a different interface than the one provided by your Web browser. This technology creates locally stored objects that are often referred to as "Flash cookies." Venkel does not use Flash cookies.
Targeted Online Advertising
The information collected through the following process does not enable us or the third party to identify your name or contact details unless you choose to provide that information.
Third-party companies may serve you targeted advertisements based on your browsing activity on our Website. We share or we permit Google Analytics to collect information about your use of our Website over time so that they may play or display ads on other websites, apps, or services, including on Facebook. The information we share is provided through cookies or similar tracking technologies, which recognize the device you are using and collect information, including click stream information, browser type, time, and date you visited the Website, whether you log in to your account on our Website, engage our Services, or otherwise engage with us. We and our third-party partners use this information to make the advertisements you see online more relevant to your interests, as well as to provide advertising-related services such as reporting, attribution, analytics, and market research.
We use display advertising through Google Analytics, such as Remarketing with Google AdWords. These features enable us to use first-party cookies and third-party cookies together to inform, optimize, and display ads based on your past visits to the our Website.
For information on how Google Analytics collects and processes data, as well as how you can control information sent to Google, review Google's site “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps” located at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. You can learn about Google Analytics’ currently available opt-outs, including the Google Analytics Browser Ad-On here https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/. You may control your advertising preferences or opt-out of certain Google advertising products by visiting the Google Ads Preferences Manager, currently available at https://google.com/ads/preferences, or by visiting NAI’s online resources at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices.
7. CHANGES TO THIS COOKIES POLICY
We may update this Cookies Policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. If we make material changes to this Cookies Policy, wwe will notify you by placing a notice on our Website and/or by sending you an e-mail (if you have registered your e-mail details with us).
The date at the top of this Cookies Policy indicates when it was last updated.
8. HOW TO CONTACT US
5900 Shepherd Mountain Cv.
Austin, TX 78730