The Site is owned by VALENTINO S.p.A. - registered office Via Turati 16/18, 20121 Milan, Italy - Milan Companies' Register, share capital € 193,882,746 i.v. - VAT no. 05412951005 ("VALENTINO" or the "Manager"), operated with the technical and operational support of YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP S.p.A. (the "Provider"), a company subject to the direction and coordination of Compagnie Financière Richemont S.A., with registered office in Italy, via Morimondo, 17 - Milan 20143.
What are cookies?
There are different types of cookies and their functions vary according to their characteristics. They can stay on the user's computer or mobile device for different periods of time. For example, session cookies are automatically deleted when the browser is closed, whereas persistent cookies remain on the user's device for a predetermined amount of time.
On the other hand, the user's prior consent is required for functionality cookies, i.e. used to activate specific Site features and a number of selected criteria (e.g. language, products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service provided; for analytical cookies, including third party cookies, which allow us to understand how you and other users use the Site; for advertising cookies, i.e. those aimed at creating profiles related to the user and used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user when surfing the web and for social network cookies (i.e. Facebook) that allow your interaction with the social network.
Which cookies are used on the Site?
The Site uses all of the above mentioned types of cookies in order to: operate the Site and for the provision of the services, understand and improve the user's browsing experience, as well as send you advertisements in line with your preferences when surfing the web and use other types of cookies.
We can divide the various types of cookies into:
- technical cookies, i.e. browsing or session cookies which are strictly necessary for the operation of the Site or to allow you to take advantage of the content and services requested by you;
- functionality cookies, i.e. used to activate specific Site features and a number of selected criteria (e.g. language, products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service provided;
- analytical cookies, including third party cookies, which allow us to understand how you and other users use the Site;
- advertising cookies, including those from third parties, i.e. cookies aimed at creating profiles related to the user and used in order to send you adverts in line with your preferences expressed while surfing the web;
- social network cookies are third party’s cookie (i.e. Facebook) that allow your interaction with the social network.
Functional cookies, analytical cookies, advertising cookies and social network cookies are activated and used by the Site only if you give your prior consent for such use.
Third party cookies, i.e. cookies from websites or web servers other than valentino.com, are also used for purposes specific to these third parties.
How to enable or disable cookies
You can authorise, block or delete (in whole or in part) cookies through the specific functions of your browser. In the event that some or all of the cookies (technical or functional cookies, even including third party cookies) are disabled, the Site: may not be available; some services or certain functions of the Site might not be available or won’t function correctly; you may be forced to modify or manually enter certain information or preferences each time you visit the Site.
Below are links to settings regarding cookies for the major browsers:
- Internet Explorer
You can choose to accept only technical cookies, accept all cookies or manage your preferences in the Cookie Centre on your first visit by clicking on the respective buttons located in the banner at the bottom of the homepage.
You can also confirm or modify your consent at a later date by accessing the Cookie Centre from the appropriate link found in the footer of the site.
Please remember that:
- since technical cookies (including those of any third parties) are strictly necessary for the functioning of the Site or to use the content and services requested, it is not possible to disable this type of cookie, as this would compromise the correct functioning of the Site or the use of its content and services;
- not authorising functional cookies (including cookies from any third parties) may result in some services or functions on the Site not being available or not working properly and you may be forced to modify or manually enter certain information or preferences each time you visit the Site;
- not authorising analytical, advertising or social network cookies (including those of any third parties) will not affect the operation of the Site.
The choices you make with regard to the Site's cookies will in turn be recorded in a special technical cookie, the characteristics of which are shown in the cookie table. This cookie may, in some circumstances, not work properly. In such cases, we recommend that you delete unwanted cookies and inhibit their use via your browser settings.
Your cookie preferences will need to be reset if you use different devices or browsers to access the Site or delete cookies from your device.
So we can show you the products that you've already viewed in the “Recently viewed” section of the Website or App, we also use technology that is similar to cookies (particularly HTLM5 Local Storage) which stores information in your browser’s local storage. To delete the information saved in local storage on your browser at any time, proceed as follows.
You can delete the information in your Local Storage by clicking on "Delete All" which can be reached from the "View All" link found by scrolling down the "Recently Viewed" section. To use your browser, you need to delete your browsing data by following the instructions at the links below, ticking the “Cookies and website data” box.
The procedures for major browsers are as follows:
Internet explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/it-it/help/17438/windows-internet-explorer-view-delete-browsing-history
Microsoft Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/it-it/help/10607/microsoft-edge-view-delete-browser-history
Web Push Notifications
With your express consent, you will be able to receive personalised notifications on your device about valentino.com products and news (so-called "web push notifications").
In order to send you such notifications, we use technologies similar to cookies (in particular, "HTLM5 Local Storage") which store information on the Local Storage of your device. Some of your personal data is also stored on our servers (which are located in the European Union) in order to manage "web push notifications".
Communications are personalised according to: the way you navigate and use the Site, the products you view, purchase or place in your shopping cart, the data you enter in the registration form when purchasing products on the Site (in particular, the name used to personalise communications sent to you and your date of birth so that we can send you promotions and discounts on your birthday).
The categories of personal data used for this purpose are:
- products purchased, viewed or added to your shopping cart;
- date of birth;
- gender (male or female);
- language used to browse the site or version of site used (country);
- information on your device and browser;
- the date and time at which you provide your consent to receive web push notifications;
- the date on which you create your My Account;
- the date of your last visit to our Site.
You may revoke your consent to receive such personalised commercial communications at any time by following the instructions below.
Most popular browsers:
Chrome: Settings > Show Advanced Settings > Privacy – Content Settings > Notifications - Manage exceptions> Enter www.valentino.com and select “Block”
Firefox: Options > Content > Notifications – Select > www.valentino.com – “Block”
Safari: Preferences > Notifications > From here select "Deny"
You may also revoke your consent to receive notifications directly from the messages you receive by following the instructions below.
Desktop: Right-click on notification > disable notifications from www.valentino.com
Mobile: Access the notification centre > Site parameters > Notifications > Block notifications from www.valentino.com
More information and details on the various types of cookies, the way they work and their characteristics can be found on the following site (completely independent and not affiliated) www.AllAboutCookies.org
Last updated on September 2021
Further details of the cookies used on the Site are as follows: