1. What are Cookies?
Please note and be aware that the content of a Cookie can be retrieved and read only by the server that created the Cookie.
2. Cookies: Types, Categories and Purposes of Use
We categorize two different types of Cookies as follows:
a) First-Party Cookies
First party cookies refer to internal and direct Cookies (as well known as "persistent Cookies") and are often necessary for the website or features on the website to work optimally. And to be able to remember your preferences after you leave the site, such as language preference and preferred store. These Cookies are set by the website you are visiting, and only that website can read them.
b) Third-Party Cookies
Third-Party-Cookies are tracking cookies or retargeting Cookies from external parties and therefore indirect cookies, usually intended for advertisements or to collect information about surfing behavior. vivo's website might potentially use such external services. For instance, some of our pages display content from external providers, such as YouTube, Google and Twitter.
3.2. Categories and Purposes of Use
Cookies can be divided into four categories based on different purpose:
a) Strictly Necessary Cookies
These are cookie that are required for the operation of our website and other service offerings. They include, for example, cookie that enable you to log into secure areas of our website; without these cookies, we cannot offer you services, such as shopping baskets and displaying website information.
b) Functionality Cookies
These cookies are used to recognize you when you return to our website or log into our other service offerings. For instance, we may store your geographic location in a cookie to ensure that we show you the localized website that is customized to your region. This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences.
c) Analytic/Performance Cookies
These cookies allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors navigate through our website and other service offerings, such as to see which pages you visit most, so as to help us improve the way our website and other service offerings work. These cookies are also used by our partners, such as Google Analytics, to acknowledge your performance and give you a more personalized marketing advertisement. These cookies don't collect information that identifies you. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.
d) Targeting Cookies
These cookies record your visit to our website and other service offerings, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website, other service offerings and the advertising displayed on them (if any) more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
e) Other Cookies
These cookies are from third-parties and non-essential.
3. Managing Cookies - Browser Settings
Most browsers automatically accept Cookies. However, most modern browsers offer the possibility of managing cookies according to your own preferences (settings regarding deletion, blocking, allowing Cookies).
In the following you will find further information on the administration of Cookies with common browsers:
• Link: “Google Chrome”
• Link: “Internet Explorer”
• Link: “Firefox”
• Link: “Microsoft Edge”
• Link: “Apple Safari”
You can disable Cookies at any time, but disabling them may prevent you from using certain parts of the sites.