“Cookies” are messages that web servers pass to your web browser when you visit internet sites. Your browser stores each message in a small file called a cookie. When you request another page from the server, your browser sends the cookie back to the server. These files typically contain information about your visit to the web page, as well as any information you have volunteered, such as your name and interests. The cookie is then stored on the computer you use to access a website or web-based service. Your web browser automatically provides that cookie to use each time you submit a query to the website or services.
Types of cookies
The following types of cookies may be used when you visit the website:
Necessary cookies (also called mandatory cookies)
Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
Advertising cookies are placed on your computer by advertisers and ad servers in order to display advertisements that are most likely to be of interest to you. These cookies allow advertisers and ad servers to gather information about your visits to the website and other websites, alternate the ads sent to a specific computer and track how often an ad has been viewed and by whom. These cookies are linked to a computer and do not gather any personal information about you.
Analytics cookies monitor how users reached the website and services, and how they interact with and move around once on the website and services. These cookies let us know what features on the website and services are working the best and what features can be improved.
Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Volkart May has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website, its advertising, and its services.
Demographic data collection by Google Analytics
Volkart May’s website and services use Google Analytics’ demographic features. This allows reports to be generated containing statements about the age, gender and interests of website visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google and third-party visitor data. This collected data is de-identified cannot be attributed to any specific individual person. You can disable this feature at any time by adjusting the ads settings in your Google account or you can forbid the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section “Objecting to the collection of data.”
Our cookies are “first-party cookies” and can be either permanent or temporary. These are necessary cookies which are mandatory for the website to function properly and to enable certain features and functionalities. It is possible for you to manually disable some of these cookies through your browser; however, disabling a necessary cookie will affect the functionality of the website.
Personalization cookies are used to recognize repeat visitors to the website. We use these cookies to record your browsing history, the pages you have visited and your settings and preferences each time you visit the website.
Security cookies help identify and prevent security risks. We use these cookies to authenticate users and protect user data from unauthorized parties.
Website management cookies
Website management cookies are used to maintain your identity or session on the website so that you are not logged off unexpectedly, and any information you enter is retained from page to page. These cookies cannot be turned off individually, but you can disable all cookies in your browser.
Third-party cookies may be placed on your computer when you visit the website or use the services of companies that run certain services we offer. These cookies allow our third-party partners to gather and track certain information about you. These cookies can be manually disabled in your browser.
Control of cookies
Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default. However, you can remove or reject cookies by modifying your browser settings. Please be aware that such action could affect the availability and functionality of the website. For more information on how to control cookies, check your browser or device’s settings for how you can control or reject cookies, or visit the following link: https://www.allaboutcookies.org/.
In addition, you may opt-out of some third-party cookies through the Network Advertising Initiative’s Opt-Out Tool (https://www.networkadvertising.org/).
Other tracking technologies
In addition to cookies, we may use web beacons, pixel tags and other tracking technologies on the website to help customize and improve your experience. A “web beacon” or “pixel tag” is a tiny object or image embedded in a web page or email. They are used to track the number of users who have visited particular pages, viewed emails and may acquire other statistical data. These tracking technologies collect only a limited set of data, such as a cookie number, time and date of page or email view and a description of the page or email on which they reside. Web beacons and pixel tags cannot be declined. However, you can limit their use by controlling the cookies that interact with them.
Attn: Marketing Department
6121 Baker Road, Suite 107
Minnetonka, MN 55345
Email: [email protected]
Last updated June 27, 2022.