COOKIE POLICY

 

Effective date: This Cookie Policy was updated on March 27, 2018 and is effective as of that date.

Overview of key elements in this document. Does this Site use cookies?

What are cookies?

What types of cookies does the Site use and what are they for?

How can you control, delete or withdraw your consent to the use of cookies?

How can we make changes to our Cookie Policy?

What are my rights in relation to the processing of my personal data?

How to contact us?

OVERVIEW OF KEY ELEMENTS IN THIS DOCUMENT. DOES THIS SITE USE COOKIES?

Yes, our Site uses cookies.

This cookie policy ("Cookie Policy") applies to the website https://www.vans.eu, (the "Site"), operated by VF International Sagl, Via Laveggio 5, 6855 – Stabio, Switzerland (“we”, “our” or “us”) acting as data controller. For our general privacy policy, click here.

This Cookie Policy describes and informs you about our use of cookies and other tracking technologies such as flash cookies, server logs, web beacons or pixel gifs.

Please note that third party websites, which may be linked to the Site, are not covered by this Cookie Policy.

By clicking the "Close" button on the Site's Cookie Banner or selecting your preferences on the "cookie preferences" function available on the Site's Cookie Banner, you are agreeing to our use of cookies and similar tracking technologies in line with your current cookie preferences and in accordance with this Cookie Policy.

If you do not agree to our use of cookies and similar tracking technologies in this way, you should set your cookie preferences or browser settings accordingly. You will always be able to withdraw your consent and change your choice by amending your cookie preferences or browser settings in the future.

Once you have accepted the use of cookies and similar tracking technologies on the Site, notably through the use of the "cookie preferences" function available on the Site's Cookie Banner, your preferences with regard to the use of cookies will be saved in the form of a cookie for your future visits to the Site for as long as you do not remove the cookies stored on your device. If you disable cookies that we use, some parts of the Site may not work properly and some functionalities of the Site may be unavailable, depending on the type of cookie you have disabled.

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies are small text files sent to your device by the Site. Cookies are uploaded onto your device, thus allowing the Site to recognize you and store certain information concerning you, in order to permit or improve the service offered. A cookie will usually contain the name of the website from which the cookie has come from, the "lifetime" of the cookie (i.e. how long the cookie will remain on your device), and a value, which is usually a randomly generated unique number.

As regards the lifetime of cookies, two types of cookies may be used, "session cookies" and "persistent cookies". Session cookies are automatically deleted at the end of your browsing session. Persistent cookies remain longer on your device, for the duration of each specific cookie, and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date).

Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website. Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, [but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies].

We also use other types of tracking technologies, such as flash cookies, server logs, web beacons or pixel gifs  in connection with our Website and services. These technologies are similar to cookies in that they are stored on your device and can be used to maintain information about your activities and preferences.

WHAT TYPES OF COOKIES DOES THE SITE USE AND WHAT ARE THEY FOR?

We may use different types of cookies. We may use what we call "required" cookies to enable core site functionalities, such as logging-in and completing an Order for Products. These cookies do not collect personal information for marketing purposes and can not be disabled.

"Functional" cookies provide more advanced functions, such as remembering log-in details, remembering what is in your shopping cart and remembering your preferences such as language and country, analyzing Site usage to measure and improve performance. Also these cookies do not collect information that can identify users. These cookies can be disabled in accordance with Section "How can you control, delete or withdraw your consent to the use of cookies ?" below.

"Advertising" cookies may be finally used to keep record of certain behaviors or preferences expressed by you, so as to present content that is more relevant to your interests, in compliance with the applicable data protection and privacy laws and upon collection of your express consent if required by law. These cookies may also enable you to share some Site content through social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. To review the respective privacy policies cookies, you can visit the social networks websites. In the case of Facebook and Twitter please visit https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies and https://twitter.com/privacy. These cookies can be disabled in accordance with Section "How can you control, delete or withdraw your consent to the use of cookies ?" below.

In any case, our cookies do not run programs on users' device nor upload viruses on it, and do not allow any kind of control over the device.

Cookies commonly used on this Site are listed in the table below. From time to time, we may also use additional cookies and tracking technologies not listed in this table. You may obtain an updated list of all cookies and tracking technologies used on this Site at the time of your visit upon request by contacting our Privacy Office (at privacy_europe@vfc.com). In any event, you can always manage all cookies and other tracking technologies used on this Site through our cookie preference tool.

Name

Type

Source

Purpose

Truste Cookie Consent

Required

www.trustarc.com

Cookie management

Google Tag Manager

Required

www.google.com

Tag management

Adobe Typekit

Required

www.adobe.com

Font management

Monetate

Functional

www.monetate.com

Optimization and Testing

Google Analytics

Functional

www.google.com

Web analytics

Omniture (Adobe Analytics)

Functional

www.adobe.com

Web analytics

Pingdom

Functional

www.pingdom.com

Web analytics

Soasta (mPulse)

Functional

www.soasta.com

Web analytics

Hotjar

Functional

www.hotjar.com

Web analytics

Adbrain

Functional

www.adbrain.com

Web analytics

Fitanalytics

Functional

www.fitanalytics.com

Web analytics

Powerreviews

Functional

www.powerreviews.com

Reviews management

Doubleclick

Advertising

www.google.com

Web advertising

Google Adwords

Advertising

www.google.com

Web advertising

Facebook Connect

Advertising

www.facebook.com

Web advertising

Beeswax

Advertising

www.beeswax.com

Web advertising

Criteo

Advertising

www.criteo.com

Web advertising

Bing Ads

Advertising

www.microsoft.com

Web advertising

AppNexus

Advertising

www.appnexus.com

Web advertising

Turn Inc.

Advertising

www.turn.com

Web advertising

LiveRamp

Advertising

www.liveramp.com

Web advertising

PulsePoint

Advertising

www.pulsepoint.com

Web advertising

DoubleClick Floodlight

Advertising

www.google.com

Web advertising

PubMatic

Advertising

www.pubmatic.com

Web advertising

Adobe Audience Manager

Advertising

www.adobe.com

Web advertising

MediaMath

Advertising

www.mediamath.com

Web advertising

Acxiom

Advertising

www.acxiom.com

Web advertising

TradeDesk

Advertising

www.thetradedesk.com

Web advertising

Delta Projects

Advertising

www.deltaprojects.com

Web advertising

Unruly Media

Advertising

www.unruly.co

Web advertising

PowerLinks

Advertising

www.powerlinks.com

Web advertising

Nexage

Advertising

www.nexage.com

Web advertising

Olapic

Advertising

www.olapic.com

Web advertising

BidSwitch

Advertising

www.bidswitch.com

Web advertising

Facebook Custom Audience

Advertising

www.facebook.com

Web advertising

Facebook Pixel

Advertising

www.facebook.com

Campaign management

Bidtellect

Advertising

www.bidtellect.com

Web advertising

Google Analytics Audiences

Advertising

www.google.com

Web advertising

Pinterest Conversion tracking

Advertising

www.pinterest.com

Campaign management

Google Dynamic remarketing

Advertising

www.google.com

Web advertising



When you visit the Site, you may receive cookies from third party websites or domains. We do not control the placing of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party's website for more information about these cookies. The relevant third party is responsible for providing you with information regarding the cookies they place and obtaining your consent before placing cookies on your device.

HOW CAN YOU CONTROL, DELETE OR WITHDRAW YOUR CONSENT TO THE USE OF COOKIES?

1.    Your cookie preferences

By clicking the "cookie preferences" button on the Site's Cookie Banner, you may choose whether the Site will use "Functional" cookies and/or "Advertising" cookies, as described in the "cookie preferences" function and in Section "What types of cookies does the Site use and what are they for?" above.

The "cookie preferences" function available on the Site's Cookie Banner will inform you of which functionalities are available to you or not depending on the types of cookies you choose to authorize the Site to use.

2.    Browser settings

If you wish to withdraw your consent to our use of cookies on this Site, or if you wish to delete or control the placing of cookies on your computer, you can also change your browser settings to block cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent to your device. There are a number of ways to manage cookies. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about how to adjust or modify your browser settings at:

-        Internet Explorer: https://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/How-to-manage-cookies-in-Internet-Explorer-9

-        Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en-GB&hlrm=nl&answer=95647

-        Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences?s=cookies&r=5&as=s

-        Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042

If you disable the cookies that the Site uses, this may impact your experience while on the Site.

You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer. Again, doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

HOW CAN WE MAKE CHANGES TO OUR COOKIE POLICY?

Except to the extent limited by applicable law, we reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to update and amend all or parts of this Cookie Policy, at any time. The version published on the Site is the version actually in force.

If we change this Cookie Policy, we will notify users of such changes by posting a link on the home page of the Site to the amended Cookie Policy that reads "Newly revised Cookie Policy" and by sending you an e-mail (where appropriate or required by law and to the extent that you have provided us with your e-mail address).

WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS IN RELATION TO THE PROCESSING OF MY PERSONAL DATA?

As an individual whose personal data is processed as described in this Cookie Policy, you have a number of rights which are summarized in Annex 1 to our Privacy Policy. Please note that exercising these rights is subject to certain requirements and conditions as set forth in applicable law.

If you wish to access personal data about you or exercise any of the rights of rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, objection (including objection to direct marketing or profiling) or portability of personal data, as detailed in our Privacy Policy, please contact us as specified in Section "How to contact us?" below.

HOW TO CONTACT US?

If you have any questions or concerns about this Cookie Policy, or if you wish to access personal data about you or exercise any of the rights listed in Section "What are my rights in relation to the processing of my personal data?" above, please send a written request to our data protection officer at:

“VF International Sagl, Via Laveggio 5, 6855 – Stabio, Switzerland – attn. Privacy Office privacy_europe@vfc.com

You must provide evidence of your identity in order to exercise any of the rights listed in Section "What are my rights in relation to the processing of my personal data?" above.

Any communication from us in relation to your rights as detailed in Section "What are my rights in relation to the processing of my personal data?" above will be provided free of charge. However, in case of requests that are manifestly unfounded or excessive, in particular because of their repetitive character, we may either:

-        charge a reasonable fee taking into account the administrative costs of providing the information or communication or taking the action requested; or

-        refuse to act on the request (i.e. entirely reject it).

VF Europe BVBA, with registered office at Fountain Business Park, C. Van Kerckhovenstraat 110, 2880 Bornem, Belgium, VAT BE 0405.039.138 RPM Antwerp Division Mechelen, is acting as the representative of VF International for purposes of personal data protection compliance in the European Union.

In case you have a complaint about the processing of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a competent supervisory authority.