Cookie Policy

Date last updated: 2021-06-28

 

When you use Vinted Website or App (jointly “Platform”), we and our partners may store and/or access information on your device via cookies or similar technologies to process personal data. This Cookie Policy is aimed to explain what cookies are, how they are used on our Platform, and how you can manage them.

For general information on Vinted’s data practices, please read our Privacy Policy. The capitalized terms used in this Cookie Policy have the same meaning as in the Privacy Policy.

 

1. What are cookies?

2. Why do you use cookies?

3. How can I manage cookies?

4. What cookies do you use?

5. Do you use partners to serve ads on the Platform?

6. Do you transfer my data to ad partners outside the EEA?

7. How can I refuse ad personalization trackers?

8. Google Remarketing: what is this and why do you use it?

9. Google Analytics: what is this and why do you use it?

10. Google Adsense: what is this and why do you use it?

 

1. What are cookies?

 

Cookies are small text files that are stored by your browser on your device (e.g., computer, mobile phone, tablet) when you browse websites. Other technologies, including any means for storing data on your web browser or device, identifiers associated with your device, and other software, are used for similar purposes. They are widely used to make websites work or function in a better, more efficient way. In this Cookie Policy, we refer to all of these technologies as “cookies”.

Unless stated otherwise, the cookies we use are necessary for the functionality and performance of the Platform. This includes cookies that enable you to register for the protected areas of our Platform, to buy an item or to use the electronic payment system. Some cookies are deleted from your device after the end of your browser session (session cookies). The information saved in the necessary cookies will be used by us solely to provide the services and functions requested.

 

2. Why do you use cookies?

 

We use cookies to:

  1. Make our Platform work as you would expect;
  2. Improve the speed/security of the Platform;
  3. Recognize you when you revisit our Platform. This helps us to personalize our content for you and note your preferences (so-called “functional cookies”);
  4. Recognize how many visitors visit our Platform and how they behave when they are here. This helps us to improve the functionality of our Platform, e.g., by ensuring that users can find what they are looking for (so-called analytic/performance cookies”);
  5. Capture your visit to our Platform and which pages you visit, and which links you click on. We use this information to better tailor our Platform, and the advertising we show you, to your interests. If you give us your permission to send you marketing emails, we also use this information to send you personalized marketing emails (so-called “targeting or advertising cookies”);
  6. Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook or Instagram (so-called “social plug-in content-sharing and tracking cookies” usually falling under the category of targeting cookies).

 

3. How can I manage cookies?

 

When you first visit the Platform or visit it after a longer period of time, or browse our Website in a private (incognito) mode, you will see a cookie notice at the bottom of the window and be able to either accept all cookies or set cookie preferences, choosing the types of cookies you would like to have placed on your device. You can also, at any time, change cookie settings in the App by clicking ProfileCookie Settings or, if browsing our Website, by clicking Cookie Settings at the bottom of the page.

You can configure your browser to decline some or all cookies, or to ask for your permission before accepting them. Please note that by deleting cookies or disabling future cookies you may be unable to access certain areas or features of our Website. For more information on how to adjust or change your browser settings, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

You can deactivate the use of some of the third-party cookies by going to the deactivation page of the Network Advertising Initiative at http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

You can always activate/deactivate the use of third-party cookies for the purpose of ad personalization. Please see below for more information.

If you wish to deactivate cookies used by Google Analytics, Google AdSense or Google Remarketing services, please see below for more information.

If you use multiple devices to access our Platform (e.g. smartphone, tablet, computer, etc.) you must ensure that each browser is adapted to each device in accordance with your cookie preferences. If you adjust your cookie settings this will also affect the other websites you visit.

 

4. What cookies do you use?

5. Do you use partners to serve ads on the Platform?

 

In order to show ads more relevant for you, Vinted’s ad partners use various cookies and mobile trackers. We allow them to show personalized ads for you (as well as to use cookies associated with personalized ads) upon receiving your consent.

Third-party advertising cookies and mobile trackers may be used for the purposes of the activation of contextual advertising or targeting campaigns. On the basis of your permission to place cookies on your device, we also evaluate user profiles under a pseudonym. In this case, no personal identification is possible. These third-party tracking technologies and their use are not controlled by us. Our ad partners are subject to confidentiality agreements with us and/or other legal restrictions. Third-party cookies are covered by the third parties' privacy policies. We transfer information about your consent or its absence regarding the use of cookies and the associated processing of personal data for the purpose of ad personalization to our ad partners.

Please note that your consent/lack of it with respect to personalized advertising on Vinted applies across all platforms (Android, iOS, Web, etc.).

 

6. Do you transfer my data to ad partners outside the EEA?

 

Some of our ad partners are established outside the European Economic Area. When your cookie data is transferred to such partners, we secure your information by undertaking appropriate safeguards.

You can find a list of non-EEA partners who serve ads on Vinted Platform below. Please note that the following list is constantly updated. We therefore strongly suggest you visit this page regularly in order to stay up-to-date with the most recent information.

 

Ad partner

Country of establishment

Appropriate safeguard under the GDPR

1.

Bucksense, Inc.

USA

Standard Contractual Clauses

2.

Conversant LLC

USA

Standard Contractual Clauses

3.

District M, Inc.

Canada

Adequacy decision

4.

EMX Digital, LLC

USA

Standard Contractual Clauses

5.

Facebook, Inc.

USA

Standard Contractual Clauses

6.

Google LLC

USA

Standard Contractual Clauses

7.

Index Exchange, Inc.

Canada

Adequacy decision

8.

PubMatic, Inc.

USA

Standard Contractual Clauses

9.

RhythmOne, LLC

USA

Standard Contractual Clauses

10.

Sovrn Holdings, Inc.

USA

Standard Contractual Clauses

11.

Triple Lift, Inc.

USA

Standard Contractual Clauses

 

7. How can I refuse ad personalization trackers?

 

Trackers on your mobile devices: you can switch off ad personalization in the App by clicking ProfileCookie Settings and switching relevant settings by unselecting your previously chosen cookie types.

Trackers in web browser: you can refuse further tracking for ad personalization purposes by clicking Cookie Settings at the bottom of the page and unselecting relevant previously chosen cookie types. If you are not a registered user, withdrawal of your consent will be recorded by installing a so-called opt-out cookie. This will prevent the future capture of your data for ad personalization purposes when you visit this Website. If you are a registered user, your decision to withdraw earlier consent to ad personalization will apply towards all Vinted platforms on all devices you may use. Please note that if you delete all cookies on a browser you use, an opt-out cookie used to record your choice will also be deleted. Moreover, your updated setting may take some time (until there is a refresh of an app) to take effect on mobile devices.

 

8. Google Remarketing: what is this and why do you use it?

 

This technology enables users who have already visited our Website and used our online services and expressed an interest in our offer to be re-targeted with advertising on webpages of the Google partner network. The display of ads is made possible by the use of cookies. The cookies allow users' behavior to be analyzed when they visit the Website and then to be used for targeted product recommendations as well as tailored advertising. The data acquired via tailored advertising by Google Ireland Ltd. (Ireland) and Google LLC (USA) (“Google”) and from visitor data via third-party providers (e.g. age, gender, and interests) is captured by us in Google Analytics.

If you do not want to receive any tailored advertising and/or wish to opt-out of the capture and usage of your data, you can deactivate the use of cookies by Google for such purposes by accessing Google's ad settings at https://adssettings.google.com and adjusting the settings as required. Please note that if you delete all cookies from your device, new cookies may be stored by Google for these purposes, and you may therefore have to renew your deactivation settings. Alternatively, you can deactivate the use of third-party cookies by going to the deactivation page of the Network Advertising Initiative at http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

 

9. Google Analytics: what is this and why do you use it?

 

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google. Google Analytics uses cookies to analyze your use of the Website. The information produced by the cookies regarding your use of the website is generally transferred to, and stored on, a Google server in the US. On our Platform, we have activated IP anonymization so that, within EU member states or other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, your IP address would be abbreviated by Google in advance. Only in exceptional circumstances will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the US and stored there. Google will use this information on behalf of Vinted to evaluate your use of the Website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide Vinted with additional services relating to the Website and online use. The IP address transferred from your browser as part of Google Analytics activity will not be linked to other data held by Google. You can prevent cookies from being saved on your computer by adjusting your browser settings, although if you do so, your use of some of the functions of the Website may be restricted. You can also prevent the capture by Google of the data produced by the cookie and based on your Website use (incl. your IP address) and the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

If you are visiting our Website via a browser for which the browser plug-in cannot be installed, you can further prevent the capture of data by Google Analytics by clicking here. This will release an opt-out cookie that prevents the future capture of your data when you visit this Website. Please note that if you remove all cookies that have been placed in your browser, the opt-out cookie will be deleted too.

For an overview of Google's data protection regulations, click here.

 

10. Google Adsense: what is this and why do you use it?

 

This Website uses Google Adsense, an online advertising service provided by Google. Google Adsense uses cookies, which are saved on your computer and allow your usage of the Website to be analyzed. Google Adsense uses "web beacons" (small invisible graphics) to collect information. Web beacons allow actions such as visitor traffic on the Website to be recorded and gathered. Information produced by the cookie and/or web beacon regarding your use of this Website (incl. your IP address) will be transferred to, and saved on, a Google server in the US. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the Website regarding ads shown on the Website, to compile for the Website operator reports on Website activity and ads, and to provide further services related to Website and Internet use. Google may also make this information available to third parties insofar as is statutorily required or where the third parties in question process this data on Google's behalf. Google will never combine your IP address with other data held by Google.

If you do not wish to receive any tailored advertising and/or wish to opt-out of the capture and usage of your data, you can deactivate the use of cookies by Google for such purposes by accessing Google's ad settings at https://adssettings.google.com and adjusting the settings as required. Please note that if you delete all cookies from your device, new cookies may be stored by Google for these purposes, and you may therefore have to renew your deactivation settings. Alternatively, you can deactivate the use of third-party cookies by going to the deactivation page of the Network Advertising Initiative at http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.