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Cookie Policy

The Data Controller, Kivu, legally registered at Primrose Cottage, Fleet Hill, Finchampstead, Wokingham RG40 4LH,UK, email info@kivuskincare.com, (hereinafter referred to as “Company” or the “Data Controller”), would like to inform users (the “Users”) regarding the use of cookies on the website https://www.kivuskincare.com (the “Website”).


Cookies are small files of letters that the Website sends to the User’s terminal, where they are recorded, to be resent to the Website itself upon future visits. Cookies can be first-party (placed directly by the Company) or third party. Cookies are useful because they consent the Website to recognize the User’s device and consent navigation between pages, recalling expressed preferences and improving User’s navigation experience. In some instances, some types of cookies can additionally display more adequate or more pertinent User interests regarding previously seen advertisements online. For more information on cookies, the User can click here.


Browser Settings

By changing the browser’s settings, the User can opt-out of enabling any type of cookies when prompted to provide consent or, can even avoid allowing altogether. Please recall that every browser’s settings are different and are described in the browser’s “Guide” section. To understand how to set up cookies settings, the User can consult:


Google Chrome


Mozilla Firefox


Internet Explorer


Opera


Cookies used by the Website

In compliance with the Data Protection Officer guideline titled “Identification of simplified methods for the disclosure and acquisition of consent to use cookies” published June 3rd 2014, consent to using cookies may be given by ‘simplified consent’ via a banner, containing a reduced disclosure, whereby: (i) conducting an action such as scrolling down on any Website page is taken, (ii) clicking one of the internal links on any of the Website pages, (iii) clicking the “OK” or “X” button in the banner containing the reduced disclosure and containing the reduced cookies disclosure.


The Website uses technical cookies and profiling cookies.


Technical Cookies

The Website uses technical cookies that are strictly necessary for the function of the Website.



Technical and Analytical Cookies (first party)

Name of service/ area that places the cookie

Name of the cookie

Purpose of the cookie

Shopify

_ab

Used in connection with access to admin

Shopify

_secure_session_id

Used in connection with navigation through a storefront.

Shopify

Cart

Used in connection with shopping cart.

Shopify

cart_sig

Used in connection with checkout.

Shopify

cart_ts

Used in connection with checkout.

Shopify

checkout_token

Used in connection with checkout.

Shopify

Secret

Used in connection with checkout.

Shopify

Secure_customer_sig

Used in connection with customer login.

Shopify

storefront_digest

Used in connection with customer login.

Shopify

_shopify_u

Used to facilitate updating customer account information.

Shopify

_tracking_consent

Tracking preferences.

Shopify

_landing_page

Tracking landing pages.

Shopify

_orig_referrer

Tracking landing pages.

Shopify

_s

Shopify analytics.

Shopify

_shopify_fs

Shopify analytics.

Shopify

_shopify_sa_p

Shopify analytics relating to marketing & referrals.

Shopify

_shopify_sa_t

Shopify analytics relating to marketing & referrals.

Shopify

_shopify_y

Shopify analytics

Shopify

_y


Shopify analytics

Shopify

tracked_start_checkout

Shopify analytics relating to checkout.

Shopify

_Brochure_session

Used in connection with browsing through the site.


The length of time that a first party technical cookie remains on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies last until you stop browsing and persistent cookies last until they expire or are deleted. Most of the cookies we use are persistent and will expire between 30 minutes and two years from the date they are downloaded to your device.


The User cannot disable first-party technical and analytical cookies as they are necessary to the functioning of the website.


Technical and Analytical Cookies ( third party)

Name of service/ area that places the cookie

Name of the cookie

Purpose of the cookie

Duration of the cookie

Link

Google

Google Analytics

They are used anonymously to help measure how users interact with our website content and offer a better browsing experience.

2 years

https://policies.google.com/privacy


In the case of third party cookies, you can disable third party Technical and Analytical Cookies, by accessing the disclosure and the consensus module of the mentioned third party.

Please keep in mind that removing or blocking cookies could compromise correct navigation and Website functionality.


Profiling and third party cookies


Besides, the Website uses profiling cookies to identify the User’s preferences and send advertising messages online in line with such choices, as indicated in the following table.


Profiling and Third party Cookies 

Name of service/area that places the cookie

Name of the cookie

Purpose of the cookie

Duration of the cookie

Link

Facebook

Facebook custom audience

to deliver targeted advertisements to individuals who visit our websites.

up to 2 years

https://www.facebook.com/help/164968693837950?helpref=faq_content

Facebook

Facebook connect

To allow visitors to our website to interact with and share content via Facebook’s social media platform.

up to 2 years

https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

Google

Google Adv

To deliver targeted advertisements to individuals who visit our websites.

up to 2 years

 


The User can disable first-party profiling cookies displayed in the table by clicking on the indicated links or in the case of third party cookies, by accessing the disclosure and the consensus module of the mentioned third party.


The User can also manage their own third party cookie preferences by visiting the web page https://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices and following the indicated instructions.


Modifications and Updates

This current cookies policy is valid from the date indicated in the header above. The Company may modify and/or integrate into the aforementioned cookie policy, including the start of and implementation of (EU) Regulation 2016/679 in the protection of personal data and any possible modifications and/or disclosure integrations. Changes will be made in advance, and the User will continuously be able to see the updated cookie policy document on the Website page [add relevant link to the Website page].

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