Gerald Charles


Pursuant to Article 13 of Regulation (EU) 679/2016 (the “GDPR”) and any applicable data protection laws, Gerald Charles SA, with registered office in Lugano, Via Nassa 62, CHE- 431.656.687, as data controller (hereinafter also “Gerald Charles”), provides you with the following information concerning the cookies used by (hereinafter, the “Website”).

This notice (“Cookie Policy”) forms an integral part of Gerald Charles’ Privacy Policy.


Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or other electronic device (“Device”) you may use to access our Website. Cookies can collect information about your access and use of that Service through logging the activity of your Device with respect to such Website. We use cookies to improve the use and functionality of our Website and to enhance your experience when using our Website. Your web browser stores cookies on your Device hard drive for record-keeping purposes (e.g. logging in) and sometimes to track information (e.g. location of your IP address through the store-locator tool). You may choose to set your web browser to refuse cookies. We do not use cookies to collect personal information such as your name; however, we may link information contained in a cookie to personal information you may provide us with other means (e.g. general website registration, use of the store-locator tool).


When you access our Services, the following types of cookies may be placed on your Device.

They can be categorized according to their source, their technical features and their purpose.

These categories are not mutually exclusive and a cookie may thus belong to several of the following categories.


- COOKIES FROM INTERNAL SOURCE (FIRST-PARTY COOKIES): First-party cookies are cookies placed on your Device directly by us and can only be read by our Website. They can be session or persistent cookies (explained below). For example, we use first party cookies to speed up the log in process or enhance your experience of our Websites.

- COOKIES FROM EXTERNAL SOURCE (THIRD-PARTY COOKIES): Third-party cookies are cookies placed on your Device by third parties we use for services embedded in our Website.

For example, they are used in relation to audience measurement analysis and to improve the relevance of the content of our Website. These cookies will only be stored on your browser with your consent to do so.


- SESSION COOKIES: Session cookies are cookies that are placed on your Device during a browser session and that become invalid once the browser is closed. We and our partners use session cookies for various reasons, including to manage and measure your access and use of our Website during a single browser session and to help you to use our Website more efficiently. For example, session cookies are used to remind our Website that your Device is logged into our Website.

- PERSISTENT COOKIES: Persistent cookies are cookies that are placed on your Device during a browser session and that remain stored in your device during a defined period of time. For example, persistent cookies allow our Website to recognize your device when it is used to access our Website with a new browser session and to help you quickly sign-in to our Website again. We and our partners may also use persistent cookies for analytical purposes.



Technical cookies are used to help us identify your Device to recognize you as a returning user and to save preferences you have determined in the course of your previous access to the Website. Technical cookies therefore may allow us to deliver content tailored to your interest and save you the time of having to re-enter information when you use our Website.


Analytics cookies are used to monitor statistics of our Website’s traffic (either in regards to the use of the Website or in order to improve functionalities offered by the Website) and to help us measure and review the effectiveness of our interactive online content, its characteristics, advertising and other communications. If you do not activate these cookies, we will not be able to determine when you visit our Website or optimize its performance and services for you.


There are several ways to manage cookies. Most internet browsers are initially set up to automatically accept cookies. You can change the settings of your browser to block cookies systematically or based on their origin or to alert you when cookies are being sent to your Device. For further information, please refer to the Section IV below “How to accept or reject cookies in my browser?”.

You may authorize the use of technical and assimilated cookies by selecting, within the banner containing the short information notice placed on our Website, the “X” command or by clicking on the “Reject all cookies” button, which implies that the default settings will remain in place and therefore navigation will continue in the absence of cookies or other tracking tools other than technical ones. The provision of data processed through technical and analytical cookies, although optional, is necessary to ensure proper navigation within the Website.

It remains entirely optional to give consent to the installation of first- and third-party analytical cookies. Data will be processed through the installation of such cookies only with your express consent given by clicking on the “Accept all cookies” button or by customizing your preferences accordingly.

If you refuse permission for cookies to be stored on your Device or if you delete those that are already stored, you will no longer be able to use certain features of our Website. As an example, this will affect content or services that can only be accessed by logging in. Also, we and our service providers will be unable to identify the type of browser your Device is using for technical compatibility purposes, your chosen language, and your display preferences. We cannot be held liable for the consequences of our Website functioning less efficiently because we are unable to store or read cookies required for it to operate where you have rejected or deleted them.


The procedure for managing cookies and cookie preferences is slightly different for each browser. You can check the steps for managing cookies in your particular browser’s help menu. Below, you can find the methods provided by the main browsers:

- Internet ExplorerTM

- SafariTM

- ChromeTM

- FirefoxTM

- OperaTM

Without prejudice to the foregoing, you are informed of the possibility of using the information on YourOnlineChoices (EU), Network Advertising Initiative (USA) and Digital Advertising Alliance (USA), DAAC (Canada), DDAI (Japan) or other similar services. Through these services you can manage the tracking preferences of most advertising tools. Gerald Charles, therefore, advises you to use these resources in addition to the information provided herein.


Personal data collected by using cookies may be processed by employees and collaborators of Gerald Charles and its affiliates in their capacity as parties authorised to process. This data may also be processed by trusted companies that carry out technical and organizational tasks on our behalf, acting as data processors. These include companies that provide us with IT, advertising, marketing services etc. You can find more information in the Privacy Policy of which this document is an integral part. You can also request a list of the data processors with whom your personal data is shared by sending an email to


Data collected on the Website may be shared with third parties located abroad, for the following purposes:

a. we may use third-party service providers to help us operate our business (for example, in carrying out orders, payment processing, frauds detection, identity verification, management of our customer relations centers, the sending of newsletters, the organization of events, the management of our information systems, etc.), and administer the Website as referred above;

b. we may share with our commercial and advertising partners cross-references of demographic information of a generic nature, containing no direct identification of our visitors, for statistical purposes.

Should this happen, with respect to data collected using cookies on the Website, Gerald Charles will, to the extent of its competence, adopt appropriate safeguards, including applicable adequacy decisions and Standard Contractual Clauses adopted by the European Commission.


We obtain your prior consent for such cookies we may place on your Device from time to time when you use our Website. Pursuant to artt. 15-22 GDPR, you have the right to:

(i) obtain confirmation of the storage of your personal data (right to access);

(ii) request Gerald Charles to have your personal data rectified;

(iii) request that your personal data is erased;

(iv) request that Gerald Charles limits the processing of your personal data;

(v) oppose the processing of your personal data (for marketing and data profiling purposes, such right may be exercised at any time);

(vi) request the portability of your personal data in a structured and machine-readable format and transmit it to another Internet Service Provider;

(vii) oppose being subject to a decision making solely based on automated data processing producing legal effects on the data subject, recalling the always available possibility to rely on the assistance of one of our employees;

(viii) withdraw the consent previously given (in any case, this shall not prejudice the legitimacy of data processing prior to your consent withdrawal);

(ix) lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Authority and/or other competent supervisory authority if you believe that your personal data have been processed in violation of the GDPR and/or any other applicable data protection laws.

If you have any questions about this Cookie Policy, please contact us:

  1. by e-mail,; or

  2. by post, at Gerald Charles SA, Attn: Data Protection Officer, via Nassa 62, Lugano, 6901, Switzerland.


We reserve the right to make any changes and updates to this Cookie Policy. Please refer to this page from time to time to review this and new additional information. We encourage you to check this page periodically for updates and to stay informed about the steps we take to protect the personal data we collect. Our Privacy Notice can provide you with further details about how we use any personal information you give us, although not all information captured by using cookies will identify you.

Latest update: [24-06-2024]