Cookie Notice

CHS Inc. and affiliated third parties (collectively “CHS”) use “cookies,” web beacons, server logs, and related technologies to collect information about visitors affiliated websites. Examples of the information collected include visitor interactions with affiliated websites and with messages sent to individuals (e.g., pages visitors view or emails individuals open, which previous URL visited before using the website), website preferences (e.g., language), and the technical characteristics of their internet browser and connection (e.g., IP Address, browser type, device identifiers, operating system version).  CHS uses this information to improve website functions.  This website also uses cookies to store information necessary for users logging into certain portions of the website.  If there are material changes to this notice, CHS, will post a prominent notice on its sites prior to the effective date of the changes.

What is a Cookie?

Cookies are small files placed on a computer or device by a website. A cookie has a unique ID assigned to your device. It helps to navigate from page to page on a website, provide secure connections, and remember preferences from a previous visit when you return.

The Types of Cookies Used:

Persistent Cookies: A cookie which consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser stored by the browser and remains valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date).

Session Cookies: A cookie which will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. 

Necessary Cookies: A suite of cookies necessary for CHS websites to function. They may grant access to secure areas of the website or in the use of e-billing services. Purpose may include log in information, identifying returning visitors.

Preference Cookies: Cookies which enable websites to offer improved functionality and personalization. They enable CHS to personalize content for you and remember previous preferences you may have set. Purpose may include website personalization, language preferences.

Analytical Cookies: Cookies used to track visitors and identify how users interact with websites.  This allows CHS to monitor performance and provide website improvements.  Purpose may include how users interact with the website.

CHS uses Google Analytics to help analyze how visitors use affiliated websites. The tool uses cookies to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information.  The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website, including your IP address, is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate a visitor’s use of the website and to compile statistical reports on this website’s activity. CHS does not use the statistical analytics tool to track or collect any personal information of visitors to this website. If you do not want any information to be collected and used by Google Analytics, you can install an opt-out in your web browser. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this website is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Service and the Google Privacy Policy.

Targeting Cookies:  Cookies used throughout CHS websites by advertising partners. They may be used by these companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant ads on other websites. They work by uniquely identifying your browser and device. Purpose may include product interest.

Cookie Management

Most web browsers provide you with the ability to accept or decline cookies, as well as be warned each time a cookie is sent. If you would like to prevent CHS from collecting cookies when you visit an affiliated website, please update the privacy setting in your chosen web browser. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully use CHS website services.  To learn more about declining cookies, please see your web browser’s privacy policy for further information.

Questions

If you have any questions, please contact CHS at privacy@chsinc.com.