Cookie Law

 

What are cookies?

Our site uses cookies. Cookies are pieces of code that allow small amounts of information to be passed from your internet browser to our web server. Watches of Switzerland use our own cookies, as well as those from third parties, serving several purposes. They allow us to remember whether you are logged in to the site and to remember what items you had in your shopping basket.

Watches of Switzerland will never disclose your personal details to any third parties. All data passed by cookies is anonymous and will never contain your name, address, telephone number or payment details. For more detailed information about how cookies work, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org

 

What is this page about?

This policy is to provide you with information on cookies, about how Watches of Switzerland make use of them and how they relate to your privacy online.

 

About Watches of Switzerland cookies – supporting your informed choice.

This policy is the first stage of achieving privacy compliance for all visitors to our site. So here at Watches of Switzerland, we are not only addressing the legal compliance aspects, we also believe in open and transparent business operations. The detail contained on this page is provided to ensure you are fully aware of the cookies we use, allowing you to make an informed choice about your continued acceptance of cookies. We are currently examining all elements of our web operations and working to meet the EU guidelines relating to protecting your privacy online. We want you to be confident in using our sites, and for you to be more than satisfied that your privacy is of utmost importance to us.

 

Why do Watches of Switzerland use cookies?

Cookies serve many functions. Some examples are that they allow us to remember whether you are logged in to the site and to remember what items you had in your shopping basket. Cookies are used with our marketing partners to present you with appropriate offers and advertising as you browse other sites on the internet, based on the products you looked at while on our site. Cookies also allow us to work alongside our web analytics partner, Google Analytics, to see how you like to use our website, which pages or special functions you prefer and help us to make them better. This helps us to continually improve our customer experience.

 

What cookies do Watches of Switzerland use?

There are two types of cookie that may be used during your visit to our site:

1. Session cookies

Session cookies are deleted after each visit to our site. For example, when you are browsing our  site, it will remember you for the duration of your visit, but the cookie will be removed from your computer as soon as you close down your internet browser. It is session cookies that allow you to add an item to the basket and then move through the checkout. Disallowing these cookies via your web browser will mean you are unable to place an order on this site.

2. Persistent cookies

Persistent cookies remember you for a set period of time allowing wishlist products and/or previously viewed products to be displayed the next time you visit our site and whether you logged into or out of your account while browsing.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

 

Turning off and deleting cookies

Most web browsers will provide the option to turn off, or disallow cookies. How you do this depends on the web browser you're using. Instructions for disallowing cookies can usually be found in the browser's 'Help' menu. Note that in common with most other transactional websites, refusing cookies via your web browser will mean that you are unable to make a transactional purchase on our website. You will also find that the functionality of many other websites and services will be affected. Cookies can be deleted using your web browser. However, unless they are disallowed they will be re-applied the next time you visit a website.

 

Watches of Switzerland marketing cookies

Watches of Switzerland work with several partners who serve advertisements or present online offers on our behalf. Most of these third party marketing partners use both session and persistent cookies. These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. All data collected by third party cookies is anonymous and will never contain your name, address, telephone number, email address or payment details. Watches of Switzerland will never disclose your personal details to third parties without your permission.

 

First Party cookies

CART The association with your shopping cart.

CATEGORY_INFO Stores the category info on the page, that allows to display pages more quickly.

COMPARE The items that you have in the Compare Products list.

CURRENCY Your preferred currency

CUSTOMER An encrypted version of your customer id with the store.

CUSTOMER_AUTH An indicator if you are currently logged into the store.

CUSTOMER_INFO An encrypted version of the customer group you belong to.

CUSTOMER_SEGMENT_IDS Stores the Customer Segment

ID EXTERNAL_NO_CACHE A flag, which indicates whether caching is disabled or not.

FRONTEND You session ID on the server.

GUEST-VIEW Allows guests to edit their orders.

LAST_CATEGORY The last category you visited.

LAST_PRODUCT The most recent product you have viewed.

NEWMESSAGE Indicates whether a new message has been received.

NO_CACHE Indicates whether it is allowed to use cache.

PERSISTENT_SHOPPING_CART A link to information about your cart and viewing history if you have asked the site.

POLL The ID of any polls you have recently voted in.

POLLN Information on what polls you have voted on.

RECENTLYCOMPARED The items that you have recently compared.

STF Information on products you have emailed to friends.

STORE The store view or language you have selected.

USER_ALLOWED_SAVE_COOKIE Indicates whether a customer allowed to use cookies.

VIEWED_PRODUCT_IDS The products that you have recently viewed.

WISHLIST An encrypted list of products added to your Wishlist.

WISHLIST_CNT The number of items in your Wishlist. comment_author News/reviews last comment name comment_author_email News/reviews last comment email comment_author_url News/reviews last comment web address

 

Third Party cookies

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