What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded onto your device when you access our website. When we say “cookie” we mean cookies and similar online tracing technologies. This covers any means we use to store information, or access information stored on your device, including:

first- and third-party cookies,

fingerprinting technologies,

tracking pixels and plug-ins, including technologies those from third parties,

other tracing technologies.

We use cookies in order to make our website work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to us and to any third-party provider about your past, present and future activities on the internet, including your website browsing history, clicks and “likes”.

All cookies have an owner which tells you who the cookie belongs to. The owner is the domain specified in the cookie. Whenever you visit our website, we place cookies onto your device for different reasons. Such cookies are called “first-party” cookies, whereas cookies set by a different owner such as social media platforms or ad network/ad tech providers, are called “third-party” cookies. Below you will find more detailed information about different types of cookies and the reason for using them.

Strictly necessary cookies

Some cookies are strictly necessary for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site and for us to deliver upon our promises. For example, these cookies allow you to use the website and log-in to your account as intended. Without these cookies, some parts of our site and services just won’t work as they should. We also use cookies to direct you to the right website based on geography and language and to detect and prevent security threats and malicious behaviour.

Performance cookies

Performance cookies tell us about how you use the site and they help us to make it better. For example, these cookies count the number of visitors to our website and see how visitors move around when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, by ensuring that users find what they are looking for.

Functional cookies

Functional cookies allow our site to remember your preferences, helping you to customize your content on our website. This type of cookie enables us to highlight products and services we believe is of interest and relevance to you. This way we can remember you when you return to our site and to give you the best possible user experience.

Marketing cookies

Marketing cookies are a key part of how we deliver marketing on our website. Among other uses, cookies allow us to show more relevant content, offers and promos that are based on your browsing patterns and the way you have interacted with our site. Marketing cookies can also be used to track the effectiveness of our ad campaigns on third party websites and social media platforms.

What is the legal ground to use cookies? 

The use of strictly necessary cookies relies either on the contractual arrangement we have with you or our legitimate interest. To find out more about the specific purpose and legal ground for the use of cookies, please check out the Privacy Notice. For the use of other types of cookies such as performance cookies, functional cookies or marketing cookies we require your prior consent, which typically will be requested when you access our website. 

Who has access to cookie information?

We do not share first-party cookie information with third parties. Information obtained from you through cookies is only used by pink vanilla to enhance your experience. Information obtained from third party cookies is available to the third-party provider placing the cookie on our site. 

How long are cookies stored in your browser or on your device?

Cookies can be stored for varying lengths of time on your browser or device. 

Persistent cookies

Persistent cookies (or permanent cookies) will be stored in one of your browser's subfolders until you delete them manually or your browser deletes them based on the duration period contained within the cookie's file. Their duration depends on the date of expiry written in them.

Session cookies

Session cookies are immediately deleted when you close your browser. When you restart your browser and go back to the site that created the cookie, the website will not recognize you.

Managing browser cookie settings

You can manage your cookies from your computer or mobile device using a web browser. All commercial web browsers have cookie management functionality. Please check your web browser to find out more how to delete or disable cookies etc. If you choose to disable cookies in your web browser, you will not be able to take advantage of all our features and may not be able to complete a payment.