Cookies and other Automated Means of Data Collection
Cookies are small text files stored on your electronic device whenever you visit a website. Cookies may be used to inform us, for example, if you have visited our website in the past or if you are a new visitor, as well as to help us identify which features of our website you are mostly interested in. Cookies can improve your online experience by storing your preferences when you visit a webpage.
Web beacons (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs) are typically transparent graphic images placed on a website. Web beacons are used in combination with cookies to measure the actions of visitors on websites.
IP addresses and URLs
An IP address is a unique identifier that electronic devices use to identify and communicate with each other on the Internet. When you visit our websites, we may view the IP address of the device you use to connect to the Internet. We use this information to determine the general geographic location of the device and understand from what geographic regions our website visitors come. We may use this information to change the way we present our websites to you to enhance your visit.
A URL (uniform resource locator) is a unique identifier or address for each resource on the internet, in fact it is the address for the web page that you are visiting. We will use this information to see which websites and pages are visited and the way that you navigate through our website.
Which Cookies do we use?
We use the following categories of cookies on our websites:
Strictly Necessary Cookies
The strictly necessary cookies are essential to carry the proper function of www.ikea.com.cy, since they allow you to browse and use the website features such as access to secure areas, registration forms, wish list, use of the shopping cart and for security reasons. Without these cookies, the website, and our online store (e-shop) cannot function properly. You can find out exactly which strictly necessary cookies we use in our cookie settings section.
Performance and analytics cookies
These cookies collect information about how visitors and registered users use the website, which pages they visit most often, and whether they receive error messages from the websites. They are used to improve the performance of a website and allow us to collect information about your use on our websites, including the content you choose when browsing our websites, in order to measure the effectiveness and interaction of consumers with the website and to improve it.
These cookies may be provided to us by third party analytics providers but are used only for the purposes associated with our websites (E.g. https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs ). You can find out specifically which performance and analytics cookies we use and choose whether you consent to their installation, in the cookie settings section.
Also, if you accept these cookies, we will be able to inform you about products/services added to your shopping cart but not purchased yet or your Wish list, by automated means, i.e. email communications, web push notifications and SMS, according to your commercial communication preferences.For Google Analytics our website, ikea.com.cy , uses the «Anonymize IP» feature which masks or anonymizes your IP address when you access our website.
Important note: In July 2020 the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) invalidated the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, the mechanism through which companies could transfer personal information or data to the United States in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Until this decision from the CJEU, data transfers within Google Analytics were based on this Framework. After the decision, data transfers are based on Standard Contractual Clauses provided by Google (article 46 GDPR) and, auxiliary, on your explicit consent, according to the terms set by article 49.1a GDPR, in the absence of an adequacy decision. Data subjects should be aware that their data may be used for profiling by Google and be transferred to the US and a competent public or security authority may be granted access to them, according to the USA security framework.
These cookies are used to provide content that best suits you and your interests. They can be used to send targeted advertising/promotions, to limit ad views, or to measure the effectiveness of an ad campaign. They may also be used to remember the websites you have visited so as to determine which online marketing channels are most effective and allow us to reward external websites and partners that have forwarded you to our website. You can find out which targeting/advertising cookies we use and indicate whether you consent to their installation in the cookie settings section.
How Can You Manage or Disable Cookies?
Internet Explorer https://support.microsoft.com/el-gr/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
Safari for iPad and iPhone https://support.apple.com/el-gr/HT201265
Social Plug-ins, Buttons Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest etc.: You can use them if you want. These buttons link to third-party websites that collect and process personal data in accordance with their own policies. We are not responsible for the content or data processing performed by these websites, and it is your responsibility to be informed about their own privacy policies. We have set these additions to make our Website more functional for its visitors, as well as to advertise our activity and services if you voluntarily share our content on the respective websites. We consider it as our legitimate interest to appear on these social networks and to try to promote our products and services. We rely on our legitimate interests to establish a presence on electronic social networks and to attempt to promote our products and services. If you express your preference on our webpage (e.g. you "like" our page) or followed us ("follow") on an online social networking service, this means, according to the practices of the respective social networks, that you will see messages, advertisements or material posted by us on our respective social media page and that we will obtain information of your public profile in the same social media. If you submit a question through the corresponding page or make a post, it will be visible to all "friends" and "followers" of our page on that specific social network and we can use the features provided by the same network to respond to you. If you send us a personal or direct message (PM or DM), you should know that its content will be accessible, on a case-by-case basis, by certain H.M. HOUSEMARKET (CYPRUS) LIMITED employees, as well as third parties assigned with the management of our social media pages and activity. You should not post on our social media pages or send us messages with offensive or illegal content and you should not share with us personal data of third parties unless you have obtained these parties’ valid consent. You should also not post on our social media pages or use these means of communication to send us any sensitive (special category) data or data of minors, because we cannot ensure the security and limitation of access to these data. Any post or personal message that does not comply with these limitations will be deleted and the user's details may be given to the competent authorities if the post or the message also constitute an illegal act.