Cookies, security & personal information

We work hard in order for you to feel secure using our website. We therefore have a policy outlining security and privacy issues pertaining to our website. This policy covers the following issues:

  • personal information
  • encryption
  • links
  • cookies

Personal details – we are responsible for the details you give us about yourself and they are not used outside our company Berner Ltd. You can contact us at any time to find out what details we have about you. Berner Ltd adheres to the Finnish law on data protection, the Personal Data Protection Act (PuL). We may pass your name and address on to a third party in order to make delivery of the product to you (for example to our courier or supplier).

We may use cookies, web beacons and other technologies to collect information about your use of our websites, such as your IP address, web browser, pages viewed, time spent on pages, links clicked and conversion information. This information may be used by us to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, deliver advertising and content targeted to your interests on our websites and other websites and better understand your online activity. We can then infer certain interests you have and place ads and offer you deals that meet your needs.

When you order from website you also consent to us collecting, storing and processing your information. We use this information to complete our commitment to you and make sure you get the service you expect from us.

We may collect the following personal data from you: title, name, address, delivery address, email address, telephone number, mobile number, payment details.

We will use your data for creating and administering your account (optional), for processing your orders, for supplying the goods you have ordered, for carrying out credit check, for sending you marketing offers (only if you subscribed to the newsletter), for answering your questions and for identifying visitors on our website.

If any problems occur when it comes to deliver your order, we will use that information in order to contact you.

We will only keep your information for as long as we are either required to by law or for as long as it is necessary to carry out our services to you. We shall not share any of your personal information with third parties located outside the European Economic Area.

Your rights - You are entitled to access data about you which is processed by Berner Ltd, however, subject to certain statutory exemptions. You are also entitled to object to the collection and further processing of your personal data. In addition, you are entitled to have incorrect personal data corrected should the need arise.

Encryption - In our internet boutique we safeguard your details with the help of encryption. SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer and is a function that encrypts all the information sent between purchaser and seller.

Links - Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible in any way for the contents or privacy protection of these other sites. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Cookies - The uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored in your computer. These files do not contain any personal information. There are two different types of cookies: permanent and temporary cookies (session cookies). Temporary cookies are stored temporarily and deleted as soon as you quit your browser session. Permanent cookies are stored for a longer period, in some cases, permanently. We use permanent cookies to see if you revisit our site and to store your settings and preferred products. We use session cookies to improve the usability, for example to offer the shopping basket function. Session cookies are deleted at the end of your browser session.

You can switch off the use of cookies if you wish by using your computer’s web browser settings to reject cookies. However, our internet boutique does not work without cookies. This means it will not be possible for you to shop on our site if you set your computer to reject cookies.

Third-party cookies - We use or allow third-party cookies (Google Analytics) to help us monitor our web traffic and see which products have been viewed in which frequency. As with our cookies, these third party cookies do not collect any personal information.

The reason we are informing you of this is because of the European Directive 2002/58/EC (Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communication). According to this directive, everyone who visits a website that contains cookies must be informed:

  • that the website contains cookies,
  • what these cookies are used for and
  • how these cookies can be rejected.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under