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Cookie notice

Effective date: Mar 05, 2024

CHS Inc., CHS Hedging, LLC., as well as its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively “CHS”) use “cookies,” web beacons, server logs, and other related technologies to collect information about visitors to affiliated websites. As you use our website, we or third parties may store cookies on your device to collect information about the device and your preferences. If there are material changes to this notice, CHS will post a prominent notice or banner on its sites prompting you to review the changes prior to the effective date.


What is a Cookie

Cookies are small files placed on a 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, provides secure connections, and remembers preferences from a previous visit. Examples of information collected include visitor interactions with affiliated websites (e.g., pages viewed), website preferences (e.g., language), and technical characteristics (e.g., device identifiers).


How does CHS use Cookies

CHS uses and stores cookie information to improve or enable website functions. We also use cookies with your consent to remember your preferences, enable data analytics, and to provide you with a more personalized experience, as described in the next section.


What type of Cookies does CHS use

Persistent Cookies: 

A cookie which consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser stored by the browser that remains valid until the set expiration date (unless deleted by the user before the expiration date). 


Session Cookies:

A cookie which expires at the end of the user session when the web browser is closed.


What is the purpose of CHS Cookies

Essential Cookies: 

Cookies necessary for the website to function. Essential Cookies are usually set to allow the proper function of a website, such as prompting the cookie banner, remembering your cookie preferences, logging into your account, or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about Essential Cookies, but you may not be able to access all or parts of the website.


Preference Cookies: 

Cookies which enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. Preference Cookies may be set by us or by trusted third parties whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow Preference Cookies, some or all website services may not function properly.


Analytical Cookies: 

Cookies which allow count visits and traffic sources to measure and improve site performance. Analytical Cookies may include Google Analytics which helps analyze and evaluate a visitor’s use of a website and compiles statistical reports on a website’s activity. Analytical Cookies identify popularity of pages and reveal how visitors move around a site. If you do not allow Analytical Cookies a website will not know when you have visited the site and will not be able to monitor performance..

CHS uses Google Analytics 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. If you do not want any information to be collected and used by Google Analytics, you can install the opt-out browser add-on or manage consent preferences on the CHS website. 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 set through a site by advertising partners to record the pages visited and links followed. This information may be used to show relevant advertisements to users on other sites. If you do not allow Targeting Cookies, advertisements may be less relevant to your interests.


Social Media Cookies:

Cookies added to websites to share social media content. Social Media Cookies record activity across other sites to build a profile of a user’s interests which may impact the content and messages seen on other websites. If you do not allow Social Media Cookies, you may not be able to use or see a website’s social media content.


How can you manage Cookies

You can manage cookies via the Cookies Preferences link, which is found in the footer of all CHS websites. You cannot opt out of Essential Cookies which are deployed to ensure the proper functioning of CHS or affiliated sites. If you choose to decline non-essential cookies, you may not be able to fully use CHS website services.

CHS has provided you functionality to opt-out of Targeted, Analytical, and Social Media cookies which collect information for analytics and to personalize your experience with targeted ads. This collection of information may be considered a sale of personal information to third parties under consumer privacy acts. You may exercise your right to opt out of the sale of personal information by selecting the appropriate options in the Cookie Preferences link. If you have enabled privacy controls via browser plug in, this will be a valid request to opt-out and your activity will not be tracked on web sites.


How can you contact CHS

You may contact our CHS Privacy Office for further clarification about your rights as a consumer and all other questions about privacy at CHS by postal mail, telephone, or online at the CHS Privacy Center.