Privacy Policy


Welcome to the web sites of Gafarelo.

At Gafarelo, we know that giving us your personal data or making purchases online involves a lot of trust on your part.

We take this trust very seriously, and accord the highest priority to ensure the security and confidentiality of personal information entrusted to us. This Privacy Statement applies to data collected on the web sites of Gafarelo and is divided between those who simply visit the Web sites and those who use the services.

In thanking you for visiting our pages, we take this opportunity to inform you, with this notice, of our commitment to protecting the privacy of users of our site, inviting you to please read the following carefully.

Some introductory information about this page

This page describes several rules for the management of Gafarelo’s web sites with reference to the personal data of the users who consult them. These rules apply in all cases where you access web sites of Gafarelo and decide to navigate through the pages, using their services, without registering for the services through the web forms and/or the purchase of products.

For completeness, please also read the Terms of Use of our sites where you can find other important information.

Gafarelo’s sites are accessible electronically from the domains and sub-domains registered for each of the brands Gafarelo. We note that this privacy policy applies only to sites related to domains and sub-domains registered for each of the brands and Gafarelo, and not to other web sites accessed via links.

By visiting the web sites of Gafarelo, you agree to the following terms and conditions. If you decide not to accept these terms please do not access or use the content and services offered through our sites.

Gafarelo reserves the right to modify, add or delete portions of this privacy policy, notifying the interested parties by publishing the changes on its sites. Each user is required to check this page periodically to check for any changes made since the last consultation of the site. In any case the use of the site and its services implies acceptance of the changes made in the meantime.

Who is the controller of the data?

The controller of the personal data of users who consult and use is Gafarelo sites is Montserrat Gafarelo, with head office at Can Bruixa 24, 08014 Barcelona.

What types of data does Gafarelo collect through its web sites?

The data the Gafarelo collects through its web sites is mainly divided into data obtained during user navigation and data that the user intentionally gives us, for example, by sending an e-mail to Gafarelo’s addresses or filling out a web form, entering his name, surname, e-mail address, etc.

Data acquired during the user’s navigation

While you are navigating our sites, the computer systems, and the software procedures used to operate them, acquire data during their normal operation, whose transmission is implicit in the communication protocols of the Internet. This is information that is not collected to be associated to identified interested parties but that, by its very nature, could, through processing and association with data held by third parties, allow the identification of users. This category of data includes the IP addresses or domain names of the computers used by users who connect to the site, the addresses, in URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) notation, of the resources requested, the time of the request, the method used to submit the request to the server, the size of the file obtained in response, the numeric code indicated the status of the response given to the server (successful, error, etc.) and other parameters relative to the user’s operating system and computer environment. Gafarelo use this information for the sole purpose of obtaining anonymous statistical information about the sites and to checking their correct functioning. The data could be used to ascertain responsibility in the case of hypothetical computer crimes against the sites: except for this possibility, the data for web contacts is normally not kept for more than thirty days.

Data provided voluntarily by the user

If you send an e-mail spontaneously to an e-mail address listed on our sites Gafarelo acquires the address of the sender, which necessary to respond to requests, and other personal data, including the attachments, you entered in the message.

Please note that the e-mail boxes assigned to the addresses shown on our sites and any other Gafarelo Group mail box are not personal even if they bear the name and surname of an individual. In fact, they belong to Gafarelo’s corporate organization and have the primary purpose of allowing the company to do its work. Therefore, in order to ensure maximum organizational efficiency in providing services, messages forwarded to Gafarelo mail boxes may, in addition to the recipient, also be seen by other persons working for Gafarelo’s organization. By submitting e-mails to other e-mail addresses listed on this site, you declare that you have read and accepted the processing conditions contained in this policy.

If you voluntarily register for one of our services or initiatives by filling out a web form Gafarelo acquires all the data in the fields that you entered and processes it in compliance the processing of personal data provided in conformity with Legislative Dispositions.

Remember: you can always exercise all of your rights under the law in relation to the data you provided us, at any time.

What methods does Gafarelo use to process my data?

The personal information collected through our web sites is processed by automated tools and kept for the time strictly necessary to achieve the purposes for which it was collected. Specific security measures are taken to prevent data loss, illegal or incorrect use and unauthorized accesses.

What are cookies and does Gafarelo use them?

A "cookie" is a small text file created by some web sites on the user’s computer at the time the user accesses a site, with the purpose of storing and transporting information. Cookies are sent from a web server (which is the computer that is running the web site visited) to the user’s browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, etc.) and stored on his computer; they are, then, sent back to the web site at the time of subsequent visits.

Gafarelo uses cookies on its web sites to improve your navigating experience.

For example: if you have visited a page of one of our sites and personalized it and you want it to return to the way you personalized it the next time you visit, this is made possible by a cookie.
If, for example, you want to shop and fill your cart, but you have to leave the session or turn off the computer, the next time you visit, you will find that the products that you put in the cart are still there the way you left them and this is possible thanks to a cookie.

Gafarelo cannot obtain any of your personal information (such as name, surname or e-mail) through cookies, unless you provide it directly. Also, another web site can not use a cookie placed by Gafarelo’s web sites to access other information in your computer. Once saved on your computer, the cookie can only be read by the web site that created it.

Gafarelo uses different types of cookies, but remember: you have always the possibility, at any time, to set the browser on your computer to accept all cookies, only some, or to reject them completely by disabling their use by sites.

What types of uses cookies does Gafarelo use?

Temporary cookies or so-called flash cookies

These so-called "session cookies" are placed on your computer by Gafarelo’s web sites while you navigate, but are only stored for the duration of the navigation session. This means that when you close your browser, the cookies are automatically deleted and disappear without remaining on your computer. They consist of random numbers generated by the server and are used to ensure safe and efficient exploration of the sites.

Persistent cookies

These are text files placed by the web sites you visit and they are stored on your computer and remain there even after you exit from the web site. Gafarelo’s web sites create this type of cookie and store them on your PC so they can be read when you visit our sites again.

The persistent cookies used by Gafarelo can have different functions: For example, some may allow you to store some of your information such as passwords, or to personalize the pages you have navigated (such as the wish list).

On some of its sites Gafarelo uses persistent cookies, in both anonymous and named form, also for dispensing what is called "behavioral advertising", which is a particular form of advertising based on observing your browsing experience (thanks to the cookies that our sites can place on your computer), and the subsequent creation of profiles that allow us to then provide advertising content as close as possible to your interests. You can always tell when this service is active on a Gafarelo Group site because we notify you with an appropriate informational message that asks whether or not you consent to being tracked.

The persistent cookies used by Gafarelo are divided into:

  • - anonymous cookies - these are used to enable the customization of the user’s web browsing and improve site navigation. This type of technology collects and records information about the web you consult on an anonymous basis. The data collected does not identify the visitor, and is not in any way combined with other information (such as the personal information you provide when registering). This data is only used to track and examine the use of the site, calculate statistics on the basis of information collected anonymously and through the use of data in aggregate form.
  • - named cookies - these allow individuals to be identified by cross-referencing it with databases containing data voluntarily provided by users, such as when registering with the site or for specific services. They can be used for different purposes such as to speed your access to restricted areas by avoiding the manual insertion of usernames and passwords or to target your interests by filing information related to the preferences you show while browsing the site in order to deliver advertising content more suited to your interests. Gafarelo’s web sites only place this type of cookie on your computer if you have specifically given us your consent to do so.

Third-party cookies

They can be temporary or persistent, anonymous or named, and are created by a web site other than the one the user is currently viewing. Gafarelo’s web sites make use of third-party cookies (temporary and persistent), but only anonymous types and with the sole purpose of using web analytics services provided by third parties. These cookies allow us to anonymously collect and record information about the pages of the site viewed, but does not identify the visitor, and is not any way combined with other information (such as the personal information you provide through registration forms). This data is only used to track and examine the use of the site, calculate statistics on the basis of information collected anonymously and through the use of data in aggregate form. Among the web analytics services that place cookies, Gafarelo uses those provided by "Google Analytics":

  • - Google Analytics - this is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google") that uses "cookies", which are stored on your computer to help the website analyze how visitors use it. The information generated from the cookie about the use of the web site visited by the user (including the IP address) is sent to Google, and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of tracking and examining the use of the web site by the user, compiling reports on web site activity for web site operators and providing other services relating to web site activity and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate IP addresses with any other user data held by Google. The user may refuse the use of cookies at any time by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. By using Gafarelo’s web sites, you consent to the processing of personal data by Google in the manner and for the purposes indicated above (

How does Gafarelo use cookies?

Gafarelo’s policy on the use of mainly provides for:

  • non-systematic and generalized use but exclusively limited to specific circumstances to improve the user’s browsing experience, maximize the efficiency of the web services offered and enhancing the capabilities of our sites;
  • information to users of the site about the use of cookies and the prior collection of the user’s informed consent in the case of the placement of persistent cookies for the purpose of behavioral advertising, in both anonymous and named form;
  • the ability to change your decision to accept cookies or not at any time through your "My Account" page;
  • the use of third-party cookies only for web analytics services based on information collected anonymously and through the use of data in aggregate form.

And remember : in relation to both temporary and persistent cookies, you can usually set your browser preferences to accept all cookies, only some, or reject them completely, by disabling their use by sites. If you decide to accept them, you can set your browser to notify you whenever a cookie is stored in the memory of your computer, and, in any case, at the end of each browsing session you can delete both the browsing cache memory and the cookies from your hard drive.

In addition, if you are registered with our sites, you can always decision to accept or reject cookies by going to your "My Account" page.

What are the social buttons/widgets and how does Gafarelo use them?

The social buttons/widgets are those special "buttons" on our sites that contain social-network icons (such as Facebook and Twitter) and allow users browsing Gafarelo’s sites to interact directly with the social networks with a "click".

Thanks to your clicks on the social buttons/widgets, the social network acquires data about your visit; Gafarelo does not share any navigation information or user data collected through its web sites with the social networks accessible through the social buttons/widgets.

If I access Gafarelo’s sites, am I free to choose whether or not to provide my data?

Except for what was said about data acquired during the user’s navigation, whose anonymous acquisition is necessary for the normal functioning of the site, in regard to data provided freely by the user, you are free to provide or refuse the data you are asked for that is necessary for responding to specific requests (such as registration for services, events, initiatives, etc.). Remember, however, that their absence can make it impossible to fulfill the request.

Your consent to receive cookies is not mandatory; However, please note that due to the technology that underpins our sites, in some cases, failure to accept cookies may affect the proper functioning of the site and cause problems when providing the service requested/accessed.

Finally, for completeness, we remind you that in some cases (that are not the object of the ordinary management of our sites), judicial authorities may request several types of data. Obviously, in this case, Gafarelo is obligated to provide data to these authorities

And if I have not yet turned 18?

If you are under 18 years old, you can freely browse our sites. What you cannot do is use services that require registration or providing data and information. Registration and the use of services provided by Gafarelo’s sites is only permitted to those older than age 18. Nobody under this age threshold may register to use the sites or services made available through them, except in cases where the child has previously obtained the consent of a parent or legal guardian.

In all cases in which you access and use even one of the services that require registration or providing data and information via the sites, you guarantee that you are of legal age (18 years old) and have the legal capacity to enter into binding contracts.

Always ask for your parents’ help if you see, or are asked for, information you do not understand when surfing the Internet. Remember: this is always the case, not only for our site but for all the sites that you visit on the Internet.

With whom and how does Gafarelo share information provided by users of the sites?

Data acquired during browsing and that provided freely by the user can be communicated to data processing companies for the supply and management of services (for example in the case of hosting activities entrusted to third parties and linked to the use of our Internet sites). In particular, for data that users voluntarily provide (such as by making specific requests, registering for services, purchasing, etc.), this may only be disclosed to third parties where strictly necessary for the purposes and functional for processing in respect of specific notice provided in conformity with the article 13 of Legislative Decree 196/2003. The data can then be known and processed within the companies of Gafarelo by specifically assigned personnel within the limits necessary for the performance of their duties and only performing the necessary operations. In the case of express requests, and in the circumstances permitted by law, the Gafarelo may communicate the data to law enforcement agencies and the police.

With reference to information generated by the third-party cookies used by Gafarelo’s sites, it is sent to Google Inc. within the limits shown on this page.

No browsing data is published in any way.

What are my rights?

With reference to your personal data you can always exercise your rights under the Privacy Law. For example you can ask Gafarelo, at any time, to confirm whether or not it is processing personal data about you, their communication in intelligible form, the source of data, their deletion, and that they it be supplemented, updated, corrected, etc.

For any further information concerning the processing of your data, and to exercise the above rights, please contact the Privacy Manager, by writing to

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