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COOKIE POLICY

1. Introduction

This Cookie Policy applies to the http://www.reef.eu website ("Website") operated by VF INTERNATIONAL S.A.G.L., whose registered address is at Via Laveggio, no. 5, 6855 – Stabio, Switzerland, Company Registration number Lugano - CH-514.4.028.163-8 (“REEF”). For REEF's general Privacy Policy, click here. For more information regarding structure, functioning and purposes of the Website, please also review the Website's Terms and Conditions of Use.
When visiting the Website, and upon your prior consent where required by applicable law, your device will automatically receive cookies that are transferred from the Website to your device. Once you have accepted the use of cookies on the Website, your preferences with regard to the use of cookies will be saved in the form of a cookie for your future visits to the Website 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 Website may not work properly.

2. What are Cookies

Cookies are small text files sent to the user's device by the visited Website. Cookies are stored in the device's memory, thus allowing the Website 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 Website, others have a different purpose such as ensuring internal security, performing system administration tasks and statistical analysis, understanding which sections of the Website are more relevant to users, or offering a personalized experience on the Website. Particular cookies may also keep record of certain behaviours or preferences expressed by the Website users, in compliance with the applicable privacy laws.

The Website 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. REEF 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 Website.

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".

3. For what purposes REEF uses cookies

If a user registers to the Website, REEF may use cookies to collect personal data that allow to identify the user during subsequent visits and facilitate access, login to the Website (for example by remembering username or nationality of the user) or the navigation on the Website. REEF also uses cookies for system administration purposes, for statistical and web analytics purposes, and to provide customized visits to the Website. With your express consent, where required by the applicable privacy laws, REEF may also use cookies to carry out marketing or profiling activities.

The Website may contain links to other sites, as well as objects or elements controlled by third parties. REEF has no access or control over cookies, web beacon and other tracking technologies used on third-party sites, or uploaded by third parties through the relevant object or element embedded in the Website, which the user may access from the Website, 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; REEF expressly disclaims any responsibility for such sites. The user should check the privacy policy of third party websites accessed from the Website to learn about the conditions applicable to the processing of personal data since this Cookie Policy and the Privacy Policy apply only to the Website as defined above.

Disabling cookies may limit the ability to use the Website and prevent from benefitting in full of the features and services offered on the Website. In order to decide which cookies to accept or reject, please find below a description of the cookies used on the Website.

4. 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. In this case, first-party cookies are set by the Website.

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. Elements or objects embedded in the Website, but controlled by third parties, or third-party websites linked by the Website, may set Third Party Cookies onto Website users' devices.

REEF has no access nor control over cookies, web beacons and other tracking technologies used by third party websites, objects or elements which the user may access from the Website. REEF 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 Website, 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 Website to remember preferences and actions on the Website. These cookies can be used for different purposes, e.g. to remember preferences and choices when using the Website.

Essential cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary for the operation of the Website. Without the use of such cookies, some sections of the Website may not work. They include, for example, cookies that enable access to protected areas of the Website. 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 Website. They allow to customize the content of the Website 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 Website 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 Website and their description and functionality, including their duration.

Type of CookieNameSourcePurposeDuration
3rd Party Functionalutma, b, c, zreef.euEnables our (anonymous) analytics system provided by Google Analytics to track customer sessions to enable business reportingutma (2 yrs), utmb (30 mins), utmc (session), utmz (6 months)
3rd Party Functionallsdatareef.euEnables tracking of sessions from partner affiliate sites and to track sales made from such links. This tracking is done by Linkshare.Expires 2 years
Social Media SitesVARIOUSFacebook, Twitter, etcIf customer clicks link on product page to share product information with any of a variety of Social Media platforms, those Social Media sites will set cookies according to their standard cookie policyExpires 2 years
3rd Party Functional_atuvcaddthis.comEnables sharing of content on the website via popular social media platformsExpires 2 years
Unique ID to identify user (No personal info)PHPSESSIDreef.euCookieconsent_dismissed valid until cache cleared. Records that you have visited this site beforePHPSESSID valid for duration of site visit


5. How to change cookies settings

If you wish to withdraw your consent to REEF'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 users 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.

6. 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 us by sending an e-mail through the proper form provided at the following link: Contact Us or at the address below.