Cookies: How they are used
When you visit or interact with John Deere's Online Services, John Deere (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 Online Services.
Essential or Necessary Cookies
Essential or Necessary Cookies. These are Cookies that are necessary for the functioning of the Online Services. For example, they are used to enable the operation of the Online Services, enable access to secure areas of the Online Services, remember previous actions (e.g., entered text when navigating back to a page in the same session), remember items placed in a shopping basket or cart during a session, secure the Online Services and for the administration of the Online Services (e.g., load balancing, fraud prevention). Without these Cookies, the Online Services would not function properly and/or John Deere may be unable to provide certain services.
These are Cookies that are not necessary to the operation of the Online Services, but they enhance the use of the Online Services by remembering certain choices you may make and providing enhanced features. 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) or providing comments. They can also be used to prevent a service(s) from being offered to you if you already received it or previously indicated you do not wish to receive it (e.g. requests to participate in certain types of surveys). If you have an account with the Online Services the information collected may be associated with your account.
Functional Cookies also collect information about how the Online Services are used, including which pages are visited most often, the browser or operating system used, where users have come to the Online Services from, whether an item or link is viewed or used, error messages generated and whether communications John Deere sends are opened or read (also known as analytics or performance Cookies). This information is used to help John Deere improve its Online Services, count the number of visitors, identity usage patterns, fix issues in the Online Services, and make the Online Services easier to use. If you have an account with the Online Services the information collected may be associated with your account.
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 Online Services (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.
- Adobe Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Adobe. Adobe Analytics is used to collect information about your use of the Online Services (including your IP address). Information generated will be transmitted to and stored by Adobe on servers in the United States of America. For more information, please visit Adobe's site.
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 Online Services and others' sites and services you may visit. For example, your browsing activity on the Online Services 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 Online Services (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
John Deere may use third parties who use their own Cookies to store and/or access data relating to your use of, and interaction with, the Online Services. For example, as referenced in Cookies – How They Are Used, John Deere uses analytics and advertising services provided by third party companies and they may set their own Cookies.
The Online Services may contain content from third parties such as Google Maps, YouTube, ZMags and ShareThis 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 John Deere 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 Online Services the social media plugins may allow the social media website to receive information that you visited the Online Services and link it to your social media account.
John Deere 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.
John Deere Cookie Consent Manager
You may click on the button below to access John Deere's Cookie Consent Manager. John Deere's Cookie Consent Manager is a browser cookie-based tool that may allow you to modify settings related to certain Functional and Targeting or Advertising Cookies. It is not possible to modify settings related to Necessary Cookies. The tool works by communicating the selected setting to third party companies to initiate a third party's opt-out mechanism, if available. The effect of such selection may be described in the third party's cookie, privacy and/or data sharing statements. If the tool is unable to integrate with a third party this will be noted in the Advanced Settings page with information about such third party. The Advanced Settings page will also provide information about Cookies used on the Online Services.
The tool will only work on the Internet browser you use to make your choice and it will only function properly if your browser is set to accept third-party browser cookies. If you delete cookies, change browsers, computers or operating systems, you will need to make a new selection.
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 Online Services 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.
Flash cookies are different from browser cookies. Removing or rejecting browser cookies via a browser setting does not necessarily affect Flash cookies. You may learn how to manage Flash cookies by going to the Settings Manager for Adobe Flash Player or visiting Adobe's website. If you disable Flash cookies you may not be able to take advantage of all of the features of the Online Services.
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 Online Services.
Do Not Track
John Deere 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 John Deere or third parties to help us provide the Online Services, provide a customized experience, analyse how the Online Services are used and enable John Deere 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., John Deere). 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 Online Services 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 Online Services and promotions.
LSO & Local Storage
Other technologies, such as local shared objects (e.g., Flash cookies) and local storage (e.g., device or HTML5 local storage and caching), allow John Deere (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 Online Services. The Online Services 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 Online Services, such as links clicked. The code is temporarily downloaded to your device from John Deere or a third-party service provider and is active only when you are connected to the Online Service.
An ETag is an opaque identifier assigned by a web server to a specific version of a resource found at a URL. If the resource at that URL changes a new and different ETag is assigned. ETags are a form of identifier.