Personal information is sent using the industry standard SSL encryption (*1) to protect data transfer.
SSL encrypts and sends/receives data on the Internet, and protects the communication between the website and the users browsing the website.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file for storing information, such as images and pixels, stored in a browser in use or terminal (e.g., smartphone).
Cookies are used to store user’s online activities.
Cookies store information sent to the site (first-party cookies) or to other companies' services used by the site (third-party cookies).
Users can check their visits to the site by searching the information stored in the cookie.
By using cookies, better information can be delivered depending on user’s hobbies and tastes.
Cookies are utilized for monitoring the activities of site visitors to improve the site. Cookies do not store information that allows personal identification.
Data related to personal information may be stored if the customer’s consent is obtained or an operational reason is required.
Cookies, not necessarily required for providing the services of the site, are used only if the customer’s consent is obtained.
Customers can reset cookies on the site anytime. For example, they can refuse the use of certain types of cookies.
Cookies can generally be managed by browser settings. For the settings, see the bottom of the policy.
If users do not give consent, the legal basis for using functional cookies is a legitimate interest according to Article 6.1 (f) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in EU (website analysis, optimization, service provision, etc.).
Types of cookies
They are mainly used by advertising companies and marketing services.
These cookies are utilized for “behavioral targeting,” i.e., advertising specific information, for example, by predicting interests from personal behaviors on the web.
The site utilizes the following marketing /third-party cookies:
|Names of cookies||Purpose||Deadline|
|__utma||__utma access analysis (Google analytics)||2 years|
|__utmb||__utma access analysis (Google analytics)||1 day|
|__utmc||__utma access analysis (Google analytics)||Session|
|__utmz||__utma access analysis (Google analytics)||6 months|
|__utmt_b||__utma access analysis (Google analytics)||1 day|
Management and deletion of cookies
Also, customers can delete saved cookies anytime.
Operation procedures differ with browsers. For details, please check the relevant help pages.
The website utilizes web analysis service “Google analytics,” provided by Google.
Google analytics utilizes cookies to analyze website usage on the web.
Cookies are text files on users’ computers.
Customer’s use information (including customers’ IP addresses) of the website, generated by cookies, is sent to and stored on a server in the United States.
Google utilizes anonymized information about customers’ behaviors to evaluate the usage of the website, to collect reports on website activities for website operators, and to provide other services related to website activities and Internet usage.
Google may also provide the information to third parties who should provide the information according to the provisions of the law or to those who process the information for Google, if any.
Google never associates customers’ IP addresses with any other data possessed by Google.
Once customers use the website, they are regarded as having consented to the processing of customers’ data by Google for the above methods and purposes.
The collection of cookies and IP addresses can be prevented by plugin installation.
The website extends Google analytics with a code of “gat._anonymizeIp ()” to ensure the anonymization of IP address (IP masking).