On Miller Weldmaster’s websites, various cookies and other technologies are used such as Browser or HTTP cookies. local storage (such as HTML5), web beacons/pixel tags, embedded scripts and other technologies (collectively, “Cookies”). These technologies may store and/or access data on a device. This Cookie Statement incorporates, and forms part of, the Miller Weldmaster’s Privacy Statement.
This Cookie Statement includes information about Cookies, how they are used and how to manage or disable these technologies. By using the Website you agree Miller Weldmaster can use these technologies that are described in this Cookie Statement. Miller Weldmaster may change this Cookie Statement from time-to-time, the latest version is noted by the “Last Updated” date on the top of this page. If you have any questions, please contact us by email at PrivacyManager@weldmaster.com or by postal mail at c/o Privacy Manager, Miller Weldmaster, 4220 Alabama Ave SW, Navarre, Ohio 44662 USA.
Cookies: How they are used
When you visit or interact with Miller Weldmaster’s Website, Miller Weldmaster (and/or authorized third parties) store and/or access data using Cookies. The specific types of technologies used may change from time-to-time, but the following is a brief description of how Cookies are used on the Website.
Essential or Necessary Cookies
Essential or Necessary Cookies. These are Cookies that are necessary for the functioning of the Website. For example, they remember previous actions (e.g., entered text when navigating back to a page in the same session), and secure the Website and for the administration of the Website (e.g., load balancing, fraud prevention). Without these Cookies, the Website would not function properly and/or Miller Weldmaster may be unable to provide certain services.
These are Cookies that are not necessary to the operation of the Website, but they enhance the use of the website. For example, they are used to remember site preferences or choices, such as remembering preferences for language, country, region or other online settings made (e.g., text size, fonts). These cookies and other technologies can be used to enable requested functions such as watching a video (e.g., YouTube video).
Functional Cookies also collect including which pages are visited most often, the browser or operating system used, where users have come to the Website from, whether an item or link is viewed or used, error messages generated and whether communications Miller Weldmaster sends are opened or read (also known as analytics or performance Cookies). This information is used to help Miller Weldmaster improve its Website, count the number of visitors, identity usage patterns, fix issues in the Website, and make the Website easier to use.
Some analytics and performance Cookies are used in connection with services provided by third parties, including the following:
- Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google. Google Analytics may collect information about your use of the Website (including your IP address). Information generated will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States of America. For more information, please visit Google’s site. Google also provides a browser add-on that allows you to opt-out of Google Analytics across all websites.
Targeting or Advertising Cookies
These Cookies collect information about your browsing habits and online behavior, including across different browsers and devices used by you, in order to serve advertisements that may be of interest to you on the Website and others’ sites and services you may visit. For example, your browsing activity on the Website and your activities on others’ sites and services can be used to infer information about you, which can be used to make advertisements more relevant to you (commonly referred to as ‘interest-based advertising’). They also are used to limit the number of times you may see an advertisement and to help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. They remember you visited the Website (including pages visited and links followed) and this information may be shared with other organizations such as advertisers and advertising networks. These cookies usually are placed by third-parties. Data collected through Functional Cookies (such as analytics and performance Cookies) also may be used, in part, to facilitate advertising.
Third Party Cookies
Miller Weldmaster may use third parties who use their own Cookies to store and/or access data relating to your use of, and interaction with, the Website. For example, as referenced in Cookies – How They Are Used, Miller Weldmaster uses analytics and advertising services provided by third party companies and they may set their own Cookies.
The Website may contain content from third parties such as Google Maps, YouTube and plugins from social media sites like Facebook (“Like” button), Twitter (“Share to Twitter”) and Linkedin. When you connect to these services, the third parties may store and/or access data using Cookies over which Miller Weldmaster does not have control, including their own Functional or Targeting or Advertising Cookies. If you are logged in to a social media website while visiting the Website the social media plugins may allow the social media website to receive information that you visited the Website and link it to your social media account.
Miller Weldmaster does not control the Cookies used by these third party services or their policies or practices. Please review those third parties’ cookie, privacy and data sharing statements.
Targeting or Advertising Cookies
A number of the third party companies that use Targeting or Advertising Cookies are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI). Individuals may opt out of targeted advertising delivered by NAI member ad networks by visiting http://optout.networkadvertising.org.
Also, there are industry self-regulatory programs to provide individuals with choices related to seeing interested-based ads from participating companies.
Your web browser may offer functionality that allows you to choose whether to accept or decline the use of browser cookies. Most web browsers are set to accept browser cookies by default. For more information about the available controls, please visit your browser or device’s settings. Beacons are generally used in conjunction with browser cookies. If you delete or decline the use of browser cookies via browser settings, beacons may not be able to function properly. Please note if you remove or disable all cookies the Website may not function as intended.
For Cookies used in emails and other communications, you may limit their use by setting your email client to display HTML emails as text only. Please consult the “Help” section of your email client for more information.
HTML5 Local Storage
It may be possible to block or delete HTML5 local storage functionality from your browser’s settings. Without HTML5 you may not be able to take advantage of all of the features of the Website.
Do Not Track
California law requires us to notify you about how the Website respond to Do-Not-Track signals. Miller Weldmaster does not currently take actions to respond to “Do Not Track” signals because a uniform technological standard has not yet been developed.
Browser or HTTP Cookies
Browser cookies are small pieces of information that websites send to your device when you visit to uniquely identify your browser or to store information or settings in your browser. Cookies communicate information to Miller Weldmaster or third parties to help us provide the Website, provide a customized experience, analyze how the Website are used and enable Miller Weldmaster to detect certain kinds of fraud (amongst others). There are several types of browser cookies:
- First party cookies are cookies set or placed by the website or domain that is being visited (e.g., Miller Weldmaster). These may be session or persistent cookies.
- Third party cookies are cookies that are set by a website or domain other than that of the website or domain currently being visited. These may be session or persistent cookies.
- Session cookies are cookies that at expire once you close the browser (although there may be a small delay in some instances before expiration, such as mobile browsing). These may be first or third party cookies.
- Persistent cookies are cookies that remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie (or until deleted). These may be first or third party cookies.
Web beacons (also called clear GIFs or pixels) are tiny graphic images or lines of code placed in the Website or in emails that include a unique identifier to allow us (and/or third parties) to determine unique user visits and whether you have performed a specific action. When you access these pages or open or click an email, these technologies generate a notice of that action. These tools are often used in conjunction with HTTP cookies and are generally used to measure responses to communications and improve Website and promotions.
Other technologies, such as local storage (e.g., device or HTML5 local storage and caching), allow Miller Weldmaster (and/or third-parties) to personalize and enhance your online experience by storing and retrieving data on a device. Flash cookies 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. HTML5 uses the local storage of the device that accesses the Website. The Website may record information in local storage and read it when it is needed.
An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Website, such as links clicked. The code is temporarily downloaded to your device from Miller Weldmaster or a third-party service provider and is active only when you are connected to the Website.
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This document was last updated on May 22, 2018