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Cookie Policy

Pursuant to Article 13 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 “General Data Protection Regulation” (hereinafter, the “GDPR”)

  • DSQUARED2 HOLDING LIMITED with registered offices at the 5th Floor, Block A, The Atrium, Blackthorn Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18, D18 F5X2, Ireland, privacy@dsquared2.com (hereinafter, “D2”)

the “Controller” provides the following information about the cookies installed on the www.dsquared2.com website (hereinafter, the “Website”).

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies are small text files, normally consisting of letters and/or numbers, that are sent by the Website and stored on the browser that you use to access the internet from your device. The cookies are then sent back to the Website the next time you visit it.
Cookies are used to save data about visits to the Website and are an extremely useful technology because they enable the Website to function more efficiently. Without cookies, the Website would have no way of “remembering” certain information, such as the contents of your shopping basket.

Cookies can be classified according to their:

  • duration: session cookies or persistent cookies;
  • origin: first-party cookies or third-party cookies;
  • purpose: strictly necessary cookies, performance analytics cookies and behavioural advertising cookies.

Cookies that expire at the end of a browser session (normally when the browser is closed or at the end of the session) are known as session cookies and are used for things such as keeping the browsing session active. Cookies that are stored for a longer period of time (from one session to another) are called persistent cookies and are used for things such as saving your preferences and showing you targeted adverts. The terms first-party and third-party refer to the website or domain that installs the cookie. First-party cookies are installed directly by the Website, while third-party cookies are installed by another domain, for example, when the Website contains elements from other services, such as advertising platforms. It is worth noting that the purposes for which cookies are used can also be achieved through other similar technologies, including certain functions that are able to identify devices so that Website visits can be analysed. This policy therefore applies to all technologies that store or access your device’s data. Technologies such as HTML5 local storage, local shared objects (also known as flash cookies) and fingerprinting techniques fall within this category. Hereinafter, where the term cookies is used, it will be deemed to include these other similar technologies.

FOR WHAT PURPOSES ARE COOKIES USED ON THIS WEBSITE?

Strictly necessary cookies enable the Website to function correctly and allow you to easily use the Website’s content and services. For example, the contents of your shopping basket can be saved while you continue to browse the Website, and your cookies preferences can be stored so that you need not click the cookie banner every time you visit the Website. Strictly necessary cookies cannot be disabled and you will not be asked for your consent before they are installed. These cookies are stored on your browser for the period necessary to enable the Website to function correctly. Performance analytics cookies are installed to measure certain actions that you take while browsing the Website. In particular, these cookies are used to statistically analyse Website hits or visits so that we can optimise the Website's structure, navigation design and content. These cookies are not required in order for the Website to function, and you will therefore be asked for your consent before they are installed.

Targeting cookies are used to track how you browse the Website in order to analyse your behaviour for marketing purposes. The analysis is used to create a profile based on your tastes, habits and choices. This enables the Controllers to send you targeted advertising messages that relate to your interests and that match the preferences you have shown when browsing. These cookies are not required in order for the Website to function, and you will therefore be asked for your consent before they are installed.

A list containing full details of the cookies that are installed is provided in the “Cookie Settings”, which can be found on the banner that appears the first time you visit any page on the Website. The list can also be found here: [●]

HOW CAN YOU MANAGE YOUR COOKIE PREFERENCES?

When you first visit any page on the Website, you will be shown a banner containing a short notice and a link to visit the COOKIE SETTINGS CENTRE, where you can easily choose which cookies are installed. You can easily access the cookie settings centre at any time by clicking the link in the Website’s footer.

In addition, you can change your cookie settings through your browser, with the option to delete all cookies or to stop certain websites from sending you cookies. Instructions for changing the cookie settings on the most common browsers can be found at the following links:

Disabling or deleting cookies may stop certain parts of the Website from functioning correctly, may prevent you from using certain features, and may affect how well third-party services function.

TRANSFER AND DISCLOSURE OF DATA

The data collected via cookies may be processed by the employees and partners of the services responsible for pursuing the purposes indicated above. These parties are expressly authorised to process the data and have received adequate instructions on how to do so. The data may also be processed by trusted companies that perform technical and organisational tasks on behalf of D2. These companies act as data processors. In particular, the data may be processed by external parties operating as independent processors, such as government authorities and supervisory bodies.

YOUR RIGHTS

You can contact the Controllers by emailing privacy@dsquared2.com or by emailing the address at the bottom of this paragraph in order to exercise your rights to access your data, have it erased, restrict its processing in the cases listed in Article 18 of the GDPR, and object to its processing in the event that it is being processed on the basis of the legitimate interests of both Controllers.
In the event that the processing is based on your consent or on the contract and that the data is processed automatically, you have the right to be sent your data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format and, where technically feasible, to have it transmitted to another controller without hindrance.
You also have the right to withdraw your consent to the use of non-essential cookies, without affecting the functioning and features of the Website. Lastly, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority.
D2 has appointed a Data Protection Officer (hereinafter, the “DPO”):

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