Effective: March 3, 2020
1. "Cookies" Explained and Why They are Used
A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website – when visited by a user – asks your browser to store on your computer or device in order to remember information about you, such as your language and/or currency preference or login information. You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org or www.youronlinechoices.eu.
Cookies may be used for many different purposes. For example, cookies can be used to show that you have previously visited the Sites or used a feature of the Services and to identify which parts of the Services you might be most interested in. Cookies can also improve your online experience by storing your preferences during your visit to the Sites and/or use of the Services. Cookies can also be used for security, fraud detection and authentication purposes.
Categories of Cookies
Session and Persistent Cookies
- Session Cookies - these are cookies which expire once you close your web browser; and
- Persistent Cookies - these are cookies which stay on your device for a set period of time or until you delete them.
First and Third Party Cookies
- First-party cookies - these are cookies set by the website that you are visiting when you are visiting the website, either by us, or by a third party at our request;
- Third-party cookies - these are cookies that are set by a party other than that of the website you are visiting. If you visit the Sites and/or access or use the Services and another party sets a cookie through that website, other than at our request, this would be a third-party cookie.
2. Types of Cookies Used by Volterra and for What Purpose
Volterra, or our service providers acting on our behalf, uses the types of cookies identified above in the following ways:
Strictly Necessary – These cookies are necessary for the Services to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the Services may not work. For example, these cookies are used to:
- Remember information that you fill in when performing certain activities while accessing or using the Services.
- Pass information from one page to the next, for example when filling out support forms or surveys.
- Provide the Services according to your preferences such as language and location.
- Read your browser and device settings to optimize the display of the Sites.
- Locate and identify misuse of the Services.
- Load the Sites uniformly to maintain accessibility.
- Fraud prevention and authentication.
- Maintain, operate, and continually improve the Services.
- Keep track of the number of visitors to the pages within the Sites.
- Keep track of the length of time that each visitor spends on the pages within the Site and/or the features of the Services.
- Determine the order in which a visitor visits the various pages within the Sites and/or features of the Services.
- Determine the website a visitor was at before navigating to the Sites and the website a visitor is going to immediately after leaving the Sites.
- Identify performance issues with the Services (or any component thereof).
- Assess which parts of the Services (or any component thereof) need improvement
- Obtain information from our email newsletters or other communications we send to you, including whether you opened or forwarded a newsletter or clicked on any of its content, which tells us about our newsletters' effectiveness and helps us ensure that we're delivering information that you find interesting.
Functionality Cookies — These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customize. The information these cookies collect may be anonymized and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience. These cookies let us operate and provide the Services to you according to your preferences. For example, we use these cookies to:
- Remember information that you fill in when performing certain activities in connection with your use of the Services.
- Store your preferences such as language and location.
Targeting/Advertising Cookies – These cookies are used to deliver advertisements more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaigns. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organizations such as advertisers. Targeting or advertising cookies will often be linked to site functionality provided by the other organizations. Volterra uses the third party service providers listed below that use these cookies to:
- Advertise Volterra across the Internet
- Tailor our marketing to better suit your needs and only display ads that are relevant to you
Please refer to the privacy policies linked below of the third party advertising services currently utilized through the Services:
- Google AdWords and AdSense: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
3. How to Manage Your Cookie Preferences
Where required by applicable law, we will obtain your consent prior to setting cookies (except for strictly necessary cookies). In order to manage your cookie preferences, you may alter the cookie settings in your browser settings at any time. You may accept all, or certain, cookies. If you do disable our cookies in your browser settings, you may find that certain Services will not work.
To learn more about cookies, including how to manage cookies and opt-out of cookies being placed on your device, please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html.
While tracking is widespread over the internet, there are things you can do to minimize these activities, as explained here:
- You may download the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on here.
- You may turn on the Do Not Track (“DNT”) setting in your browser, which will enable your browser to send a special signal to websites, analytics companies, plug in providers, and other web services you encounter while browsing to stop tracking your activity. To turn on your DNT signal, please visit https://allaboutdnt.com/#adjust-settings. Please note that not all companies will respond to or honor DNT signals.
- You can also download the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.
- Note that Volterra, does not respond to DNT signals.
5. How to Contact Us
Attn: Privacy Office
801 5th Ave
Seattle, Washington 98104