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Cookie Policy

We use cookies as set out below and any personal information obtained from such cookies in accordance with this Cookie policy:

This Website global.americanapparel.com is operated by GILDAN ACTIVEWEAR SRL NEWTON, CHRIST CHURCH BB17047, BARBADOS. Any issues or questions relating to this Cookie policy should be addressed to [email protected].

By using our Website you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with this Cookie policy. You will have seen a pop up to this effect on your first visit to this Website; although it will not usually appear on subsequent visits, you may withdraw your consent at any time by following the instructions below.

Disabling cookies

If you do not agree to the use of these cookies please disable them by following the instructions for your browser set out here or use the automated disabling tools where available for certain cookies below. Please note that some of the services will not function at optimal performance if cookies are disabled.

Where the organisation setting the cookie provides an automated disabling tool in respect of its cookie(s) we list the name of that organisation, the category of cookies it sets together with a link to its disabling/ opt out tool. In all other cases, we list the names of the cookies themselves and their source at the date of this Cookie policy so that you can easily identify and disable them if you wish to through your browser controls.

Some browsers make it possible for you to signal that you do not want your internet browsing activity to be tracked. Disabling tracking may interfere with your use of the Website and the services provided on the Website.

After your initial visit to this Website we may change the cookies we use. This Cookie policy will always allow you to know who is placing cookies, for what purposes and provide you with the means to disable them. Therefore you should continue to check this Cookie policy from time to time.

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating web domain on your subsequent visits to that domain. Most web pages contain elements from multiple web domains so when you visit global.americanapparel.com your browser may receive cookies from several sources.

Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user's device. Cookies allow you to navigate between pages efficiently, remember preferences and generally improve the user experience. They can also be used to tailor advertising to your interests through tracking your browsing across websites.

Session cookies are deleted automatically when you close your browser and persistent cookies remain on your device after the browser is closed (for example to remember your user preferences when you return to the site).

We may tie the information gathered to your personally identifiable information.

What types of cookies are used on this Website?

We describe the categories of cookies we, as Gildan, [our affiliates and our contractors] use below.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Website and use its features. Without these cookies, services you have asked for (such as navigating between pages) cannot be provided.

This Website [full and mobile versions] currently uses the following strictly necessary cookies:

Performance Cookies

We make use of analytic cookies to analyse how our visitors use our Website and to monitor website performance. This allows us to provide a high quality experience by customising our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages. We might also use these cookies to highlight articles or site services that we think will be of interest to you based on your usage of the website. The information collected by these cookies is not associated with your personal information by us or by our contractors.

This Website currently uses the following performance cookies:

Functionality Cookies

These cookies allow this Website to remember choices you make [such as your user name, language or the region you are in] and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog.

This Website currently uses the following performance cookies:

Advertising cookies

Advertising cookies (or targeting cookies) collect information about the browsing habits associated with your device and are used to make advertising more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used by services provided by third parties on this Website, such as ‘Like’ or ‘Share’ buttons in addition to providing the requested functionality. Third parties provide these services in return for recognising that you (or more accurately your device has) have visited a certain website. These third parties put down advertising cookies both when you visit our Website and when you use their services and navigate away from our Website. Their privacy practices are set out below:


You can opt out of the advertising cookies set by these third parties at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices

Use of IP addresses and web logs

Gildan may also use a user’s IP address and browser type to help diagnose problems with its server, to administer the Gildan products and to improve their functionality. An IP address is a numeric code that identifies a user’s computer on the internet. A user’s IP address might also be used to gather broad demographic information. Gildan does not use IP addresses to derive the identity of the person using the IP address.

Gildan may perform IP lookups to determine which domain a user is coming from (e.g. google.com) to more accurately gauge its users’ demographics. Gildan employs a small number of tools which perform IP lookups against visit event data in order to establish the geographical location of visits. This is most frequently seen against search campaigns, and the search entry data is retained as long as Gildan's campaign is running.

Cookie policy does not cover third party websites

Please note that this Cookie policy does not apply to, and we are not responsible for, the privacy practices of third party websites which may be linked to this Website.

Further information

We will not retain any information collected for longer than thirteen (13) months following your expression of consent.

[Gildan] is the data controller in respect of any personal information processed by us under this Cookie policy.

If you have questions in relation to this Cookie policy or any feedback for us, email us at [email protected] or write to us at GILDAN ACTIVEWEAR SRL NEWTON, CHRIST CHURCH BB17047, BARBADOS.

Updating this Cookie policy

We periodically review this Cookie policy and may change it from time to time. We therefore encourage you to review it from time to time to stay informed of how we are using cookies. If we make material changes, we’ll notify you by posting a notice on our Website. If you continue using this Website after the notice is posted, you’re accepting the new Cookie policy.

This Cookie policy is effective at: [x]