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Cookie policy

This Cookie Policy applies to the http://www.kipling.com website and relevant on-line stores ("Site") operated by VF International Sagl ( VAT CHE-111.650.898  Stabio - CH-514.4.028.163-8) whose registered office is at Via Laveggio 5, 6855 - Stabio, Switzerland. For VF's general privacy policy, click here.

When visiting the Site, and upon your prior consent where required by applicable law, your device will automatically receive cookies that are transferred from the Site to your device. Once you have accepted the use of cookies on the Site, 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 the cookies that we use, parts of the Site may not work properly. Modify your preferences here.

 

What are Cookies

Cookies are small text files sent to the user's device by the visited Site. Cookies are stored in the device's memory, thus allowing the Site to recognize user and store certain information concerning them, in order to permit or improve the service offered. There are different types of cookies. Some are necessary to navigate on the Site, others have a different purpose such as ensuring internal security, performing system administration tasks and statistical analysis, understanding which sections of the Site are more relevant to users, or offering a personalized experience on the Site.
The Site only uses cookies that do not run programs on the user's device nor upload viruses on it, and that do not allow any kind of control over the device. VF does not use cookies to monitor the user's activities or device. The foregoing refers to both the device of the user or any other device used to access the Site.
Two types of cookies may be used, "session cookies" and "persistent cookies". Session cookies are stored temporarily on the device and are deleted when the user closes the browser. Persistent cookies remain longer on your device, for the duration of each specific cookie, and will be automatically deleted at the end of their "lifetime". 

 

For what purposes VF uses cookies

If a user registers to the Site, VF may use cookies to collect personal data that allow to identify the user during subsequent visits and facilitate access, login to the Site (for example by remembering username or nationality of the user) or the navigation on the Site. VF also uses cookies for system administration purposes, for statistical and web analytics purposes, and to provide customized visits to the Site. 
The Site may contain links to other sites. VF has no access or control over cookies, web beacons and other tracking technologies used on third-party sites which the user may access from the Site, the availability of any content, and material that is published or obtained through such sites and related methods of processing of personal data on such sites; VF expressly disclaims any responsibility for such sites. The user should check the privacy policy of third party websites accessed from the Site to learn about the conditions applicable to the processing of personal data since this Cookie Policy applies only to the Site as defined above.
Disabling cookies may limit the ability to use the Site and prevent from benefitting in full of the features and services offered on the Site. In order to decide which cookies to accept or reject, please find below a description of the cookies used on the Site.

 

Types of cookies used

First Party Cookies: First party cookies are set by the website visited by the user, whose address appears in the URL window.

Third Party Cookies: Third party cookies are set from a different domain than the one visited by the user. When a user visits a website and a different company sends the information through that website using cookies, these cookies are third party cookies.
VF has no access nor control over cookies, web beacons and other tracking technologies used by third party websites which the user may access from the Website. VF expressly disclaims any responsibility accordingly for such third party websites and their cookies. The user is encouraged to read the privacy policies of third party websites accessed through the Site, to understand the conditions applicable to the processing of personal data on such websites.

Session Cookies: These cookies are stored temporarily and are deleted when the user closes the browser window.

Persistent Cookies: Persistent cookies are stored on the user's device between browser sessions, allowing the Site to remember preferences and actions on the Site. These cookies can be used for different purposes, e.g. to remember preferences and choices when using the Site.

Essential cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary for the operation of the Site. Without the use of such cookies, some sections of the Site may not work. They include, for example, cookies that enable access to protected areas of the Site. These cookies do not collect personal information for marketing purposes and can not be disabled.

Functional Cookies: These cookies are used to identify a user that returns to the Site. They allow to customize the content of the Site and to remember the user's preferences (such as the language or country). These cookies do not collect information that can identify the user. 

Cookies for sharing on Social Networks: These cookies facilitate the sharing of the 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.

Below is the list of cookies specifically used by this Site and their description and functionality, including their duration.

 

Type of Cookie

Name

Source

Purpose

Duration

First Party – Functional

NO_CACHE

.kipling.com

Used to check  if some pages can be loaded without cache and loaded this one without cache if it's the case

2,5 hour

First Party – Functional

PHPSESSID

.kipling.com

used to store all the customer session information during its visit on the website (like which product is on the cart)

2,5 hour

First Party – Functional

__utma

.kipling.com

Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics

2 years from set / update

First Party – Functional

__utmb

.kipling.com

Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics

30 mins from set / update

First Party – Functional

__utmc

.kipling.com

Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit

End of browser session

First Party – Functional

__utmz

.kipling.com

Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics

6 months from set / update

First Party – Functional

_affiliatecode

.kipling.com

Seems to be unused

2,5 hour

First Party – Functional

_affiliateurl

.kipling.com

Seems to be used to store how the customer came to the website (direct access by url, google search …)

2,5 hour

First Party – Functional

geo

.kipling.com

Detect on which country is the customer and if its value is not « done » we have a popup to propose him to change store to its country

2,5 hour

First Party – Functional

m_cnt

www.kipling.com

Count the number of pages visited by each customers' session

End of browser session

First Party – Functional

m_ses

www.kipling.com

Date and hour of the beginning of the current customer's session

End of browser session

First Party – Functional

kipling_url

www.kipling.com

Only used to display the login form(which is not visible on customer/account/login)

1 hour

 

How to change cookies settings 

If you wish to withdraw your consent to VF's use of cookies, or if you wish to delete or control the placing of cookies on your computer, you can change cookie settings as described herein. 

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but the User can usually manage preferences on cookies through browser settings It is possible to delete all cookies, block all types of cookies, or agree to receive only some of them disabling others. The "Options" or "Favorites" sections in the browser menu permit to accept or avoid receiving cookies and other tracking technologies, as well as to receive notification from the browser when these technologies are used. Alternatively, it is possible to manage cookies consulting the "Help" section of the toolbar present in most browsers. It is also possible to select the browser from the list below and follow the instructions: - Internet Explorer; - Chrome; - Safari; - Firefox; - Opera. For mobile: - Android; - Safari; - Windows Phone; - Blackberry.

 

How to access, modify or delete your personal information

As individuals, you have the right to access and to apply for the rectification of any personal information we hold about you and to enforce other privacy rights as applicable, by sending us a request in that respect with proper evidence of your identity. You also have the right to object, at anytime and for free, to the use of your personal information for direct marketing purposes. If you want to exercise these rights, you may contact “Kipling E-commerce Customer Service” by sending an e-mail through the proper form provided at the following link: Contact Us page to be provided or at the address below

“VF NORTHERN EUROPE Limited – Kipling E-commerce Customer Service”, 

VF Northern Europe Ltd
2 Experian Way, Nottingham,NG2 1EP| UK

 

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