VTech is an award winning electronic learning toys company

Free Shipping on orders over $60

Cookie Statement

Cookie Statement

This website uses cookies

We use cookies to personalize content, to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media partners, who may combine it with other information you have provided to them or that they have collected from your use of their services.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites you visit. They are widely used to enable websites to operate, or operate more efficiently, and to provide information to site owners. The cookies we use enable us, among other things, to improve your experience when using our website and to ensure that the website functions as you expect it to.

What are the different types of cookies?

A cookie can be classified according to its lifespan and the domain to which it belongs.

Depending on its lifetime, a cookie is either:

  • a session cookie that is deleted when the user closes the browser; or
  • a persistent cookie that remains on the user's computer/device for a predefined period of time.

With regard to the domains to which they belong, there are two types:

  • First party cookies: These are cookies set directly by the website or domain the user is visiting.
  • Third-party cookies: These are cookies set by a domain other than the one the user is visiting. This typically occurs when the website incorporates elements from other sites, such as images, social media plugins or advertising. When the browser or other software fetches these elements from the other sites, they can set cookies as well

What categories of cookies are used on our website?

We use 5 categories of cookies on our website:

  • Essential cookies
    These cookies are strictly necessary for the functioning of the website to which you, as a user, have requested access. Essential cookies also include cookies intended for communication purposes only (for the sole purpose of transmission over the network). These essential cookies are exempt from consent.
  • Cookies for audience measurement
    These cookies make it possible to generate statistics on visits in order to improve the website. The solution used for this (Matomo) anonymizes IP addresses. These cookies are exempt from consent but you can oppose their use at any time.
  • Cookies related to social network sharing plugins
    These third-party cookies are set by social networks to use your browsing data in accordance with their terms, when you interact with sharing buttons of these networks integrated on the site.
  • Functional cookies
    These cookies are used to personalize your user experience.
  • Video cookies
    These cookies are set by a third-party service (Youtube) to use your navigation data in accordance with their conditions, when playing videos of the service embedded on our site.
    We incorporate videos on our site using the "privacy- enhanced" mode proposed by Youtube. This means that when viewing the embedded videos, no activity data is collected to personalize the Youtube viewing experience.

Understand how and why we use cookies

The tables below detail the cookies we use and their purposes.


COOKIES EXEMPT FROM CONSENT (ESSENTIAL COOKIES)
Type Name of the cookie Session / Persistent First-party / Third-party Purpose
Essential
CookieControl Persistent First Party Determines whether the visitor has accepted the cookie consent box. This ensures that the cookie consent box will not be presented again upon re-entry.
displayed_btm_consent Persistent First Party Determines whether the visitor has accepted the cookie consent box. This ensures that the cookie consent box will not be presented again upon re-entry.
ci_session Session First Party Preserves users states across page requests.
visid_incap_# Session First Party Preserves users states across page requests.
incap_ses_# Session First Party Preserves users states across page requests.
Audience measurement
piwik_ignore Persistent First Party The cookie stores whether a user has opted-out from being tracked by Matomo.
MATOMO_SESSID Session First Party Created when the opt-out feature is used.


COOKIES REQUIRING CONSENT
Type Name of the cookie Session / Persistent First-party / Third-party Purpose
Functional (Management of widgets for contests, newsletter subscriptions or other third party functions)
rc::a Persistent Third Party This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website.
rc::c Session Third Party This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.
rc::b Session Third Party This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.
NID Persistent Third Party Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user's device. The ID is used for targeted ads.
YSC
Video Session Third Party Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
Persistent Third Party Tries to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.
GPS
Persistent Third Party Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.
yt-remote-device-id
Persistent Third Party Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
yt-remote-connected-devices
Persistent Third Party Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
yt-remote-session-app
Session Third Party Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
yt-remote-cast-installed
Session Third Party Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
yt-remote-session-name
Session Third Party Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
yt-remote-fast-check-period
Session Third Party Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.


How do I change the cookie settings?

You can accept or decline cookies and you can manage cookies using the tools built into the site.

Most web browsers allow some control over most cookies through the browser settings. You can prevent cookies from being stored on your computer or device by using the tools we provide or by setting your browser to not accept cookies. You can delete cookies already on your computer or device at any time. Find out how to manage cookies on the most popular browsers:

To find information about other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.

Changes to the Cookie Policy

We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time. Please check this Cookie Policy regularly to ensure that you are aware of the most recent version.

Last update: 28-Aug-2020