- What is a cookie and what is its purpose?
Cookies were created in 1994 by Lou Montulli, an employee of Netscape, to solve the problems relating to the limitations concerning the identification of computers connected to a web page. Without cookies, the websites are unable to know whether two requests stem from the same device, which is why it is necessary to assign some labels to them.
Cookies are saved in the hard disk or in the memory of the visitor’s computer. A cookie is a small-size file sent from a web server (namely, the computer on which the website visited is running) to the user’s browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, etc.) and saved on your device whenever you visit an Internet website, such as Packstyle. Cookies enable an efficient operation of the website and improve its performance, in addition to providing information to the owner of Packstyle for statistical or advertising purposes, mainly in order to customise the browsing experience by remembering preferences and browsing modes.
A cookie can be equated to an exclusively personal identification card, whose task is to notify Packstyle when you come back to the website. Several websites, including the website www.packstyle.com (the “Website”), make use of them. Cookies say how often you visit the webpages, and this helps us understand which information might be of interest to visitors. In this manner, we can offer more contents that interest a specific customer behaviour and less contents that are out of line with what might be of interest to the user. Cookies permit greater efficiency and help memorise preferences and user names, record products and services, and customise pages.
Cookies do not collect information identifying the user directly. Packstyle, in fact, cannot trace its steps back to any directly identifying personal information (e.g. name, surname) unless directly provided by the user. Moreover, another website cannot use a cookie issued by the Website so as to access other information in the user’s computer. Once saved on the computer, the cookie can only be read by the website that created it (hence, in our case, by www.packstyle.com). Essentially, if one does not register with the Website and no personal information is entered, the only thing the server knows is that someone with that cookie is visiting us again. Nothing more than that.
Cookies can be either “session-based” (when they are memorised exclusively for the duration of the website browsing session and are cancelled once the browser is closed) or “permanent” (they are memorised for a longer time, until their expiry or until removal by the user).
- The cookies used by the Website
Packstyle makes use of different types of cookies and similar technologies, each one with a specific function.
We would like to point out that cookies do not damage your device.
HTTP (Browser) cookies
From the first login, these cookies allow the website to function properly and enable you to view the contents on your device recognising the language and the market of the country you have chosen to connect from. If you are a registered user, they will permit your recognition and access to the services offered in the dedicated areas. Browser (http) cookies are technical cookies and are necessary for the operation of the website.
These cookies are usually temporary, also known as "session cookies ", and are issued by the Website on the user’s computer during the browsing, but are memorised exclusively for the duration of the browsing session itself. This means that when the user closes his browser, the cookies are automatically cleared and disappear, without the computer memorising them. They consist of casual numbers generated by the server and their purpose is to enable the safe and efficient exploration of the Website.
These cookies permit us, based on your express request, to facilitate the user’s browsing inside the Website, for instance by recognising you at the time of subsequent log-ins, thereby exempting you from the need to re-enter your data on each new visit (e.g.: “Recognise me next time”, so-called authentication cookies).
If you have added items to your Shopping Cart and close the session without completing the purchase and without removing them, these cookies allow you to continue your shopping next time you log onto the website (within a limited period), and find the items you have selected.
Functional cookies are not essential to the operation of the website, but improve the browsing quality and experience.
These cookies are used in order to elaborate statistical analyses on the browsing modes of our website users.
Packstyle processes the results of these analyses anonymously and purely for statistical purposes, only if the service provider uses the cookies in connection with the browser utilised or on other devices used to browse through the website. The website uses some third-party services that, in a fully independent manner, install their own cookies.
Marketing and profiling cookies
These cookies aim to create user-related profiles in order to send commercial messages that coincide with the preferences expressed during the visit or improve your browsing experience: while browsing through our website, these cookies help to show you products of interest to you or similar to those you viewed. These cookies are issued by the Website on the user’s computer during browsing and are memorised even past the duration of the browsing session itself, until their expiry or until they are cleared by the user himself (the “permanent cookies”).
Use of these cookies require the user’s express and informed consent.
Social Network cookies
These cookies are necessary to enable your social network account to interact with our Website. They for instance serve the purpose of letting you express your appreciation and share it with your social network friends. Social network cookies are not necessary for browsing.
- Information on the cookies issued by Packstyle
As regards the cookies used on our Website, we provide the following information:
1) The domain name from which the Website server transmits the cookies is: www.packstyle.com
2) Data collection purposes: the cookies are used in order to (i) enable an easier and faster browsing inside the Website or conduct statistical and anonymous analyses/investigations on website use (technical cookies); (ii) improve the browsing experience, analysing user preferences (e.g. pages visited, products saved in the shopping cart, etc.), and optimise your online experience by suggesting the best products and promotions based on browsing history (profiling cookies).
3) Validity of the cookies: the Website makes use of session cookies (i.e., cookies that are automatically cleared upon closing the browser), as well as permanent cookies (i.e., cookies that are retained until they are cleared by the user), whose duration does not in any event exceed 90 days.
4) Need to accept the cookies: acceptance of the cookies is not obligatory; We nevertheless remind you that disabling browser or functional cookies may cause the malfunction of the website and/or limit the service we offer.
5) Communication of the data: the information gathered through the cookies is confidential and is not communicated to third parties.
- Third-party cookies
The Website uses “third-party cookies” (e.g. Google Analytics and Social Network cookies), i.e. cookies that are issued and managed by subjects other than Packstyle. Through these cookies, our commercial proposal can be offered on other affiliated websites (also known as “retargeting”). On third-party cookies, we do not have control over the information provided by the cookies and we do not have access to such data. This information is entirely controlled by the third-party companies in accordance with whatever is described in the respective privacy policies.
In order to allow you to make a free and informed choice on the cookie type and identifier:
- Shopify: https://www.shopify.com/legal/privacy
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/
- Google Doubleclick: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/processorterms/
- Twitter: https://help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-policies/personal-information
- Hubspot: https://legal.hubspot.com/privacy-policy
- Hotjar: https://www.hotjar.com/legal/policies/privacy/
- Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
- Disablement/removal of cookies through web browser
You can in any event disable/enable the cookies at any time through use of your web browser settings. More specifically, if you wish not to receive cookies, you can set your browser in such a manner as to be warned of the presence of a cookie, being thereby placed in a position to accept it or otherwise; you can also automatically refuse all cookies, by enabling the specific browser option. You can moreover clear specific cookies that have already been memorised inside the browser, or block the memorisation of cookies on your computer by specific websites or block third-party cookies.
Each browser has its own type of managing cookies, in the control or preferences panel you can change/manage the parameters and proceed to clear them.
To disable use of all or only some of the cookies, you need to change the settings of the web browser (Firefox, Chrome, Explorer, Safari, Opera, etc.).
To do so, you can consult the information set out in the user manual of the browser (the Help Page) or click on the following links:
Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/windows7/block-enable-or-allow-cookies
For more information on the cookies and on how to manage your preferences on third-party profiling cookies, please visit http://www.youronlinechoices.com.
To disable analytics cookies and prevent Google Analytics from collecting data about your browsing, you can download the browser Add-on to disable Google Analytics: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
- Acceptance of the cookies
We remind you that, without prejudice to the foregoing, by clicking on the tab “Privacy Center” you may easily manage the way you choose to give your consent to cookies, by using the simple On/Off buttons. Having set his Internet Browser (e.g., Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera) in such a manner as to accept use of the cookies is likewise deemed a valid consent by the user.
Please note that your consent is only required upon your first login to the Website: thereafter, thanks to the use of a technical cookie, we will memorise your consent to enable you to access the Website pages directly when you come back (subject to your right to disable/enable the cookies at any time or clear them (see paragraph 5): in that case, when you come back, the Website will request your consent again).
Moreover, should the user register with the Website and provide at the time of registration his specific consent to the monitoring of your browsing, the data relating to the Website browsing can be linked to your personal data.
- Your rights
By sending a notice to the e-mail address email@example.com, you may at any time exercise the rights set out in Articles 15 to 23 of the Regulation, including knowledge of which data we are processing, in which manner and for which purpose we are using them, amending the data you have provided us or erasing them, asking us to limit use of your data or getting a copy thereof, always subject to the possibility of amending your consents or objecting to use of your data.
- Possibility of lodging a complaint
We remind you that, should you be dissatisfied with the replies received from Packstyle (pursuant to paragraph i) here above), you may in any event, if you believe that the processing related to your person breaches the provisions of the Regulation, lodge a complaint with the Authority for your personal data protection (www.garanteprivacy.it), or with the Data Protection Authority of the country in which you habitually reside or work or where the alleged breach occurred.
- Which legislation applies to the processing of your data?
The processing of your data will take place pursuant to Regulation (EU) 679/2016 General Data Protection Regulation and the national regulations applicable to the specific case, to the extent that such regulations remain in force subsequently to the implementation date of the Regulation (25 May 2018).