The Company reserves the right to modify this policy, either in whole or in part. Notice of any changes made will be provided on the Website.
2．Definition: Cookies and similar technologies
The term cookie refers to data that is sent from a website and saved on visitors' devices (computers, mobile handsets, etc.) when they access the website, as a tag that allows the device in question to be recognized.
A similar technology known as a beacon (or pixel), which is used to send information from users' devices to a server, can be embedded in online content such as video or email messages. By using beacons, it is possible to obtain information from user devices, including how many times content has been viewed, the times and dates of such viewings, and whether an email message has been opened.
As described in Section 4 below, functionality associated with cookies and similar technologies can be disabled via browser settings.
3．Purposes for which cookies and related technologies are used
(1) Assessing usage data and improving service
The Company may collect, analyse, and use information related to visitors' usage of the Website using cookies and similar technologies in order to improve the Website and services offered to users. The Website may use the following tool for this purpose:
・Tool provider: Google Inc.
・Google Analytics terms of service
・Google Analytics analyses visitors' use of the Website (access, traffic, routing, etc.) using cookies issued by the Company. The Company receives the results of that analysis from Google Inc. and uses them to assess use of the Website. For details, please see the following
・Specific information concerning Google Analytics is also available here:
(2) Improving usability
4．How to disable cookies and related technologies
(1) Disabling all cookies
Cookies saved on user devices are retained until either the user deletes them or they expire. Although most browsers accept cookies by default, that functionality can be disabled by changing the browser's settings. Disabling cookie functionality may prevent use of some or all of the Website's functionality, and some pages may not display properly.
For more information about how to change cookie settings in your browser, see the following links:
Microsoft Internet Explorer
(2) Disabling cookies from a specific source
To disable Google Analytics, described in Section 3 (1) above, download the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on from the page provided by Google at the link shown below, install the add-on, and then change the browser's add-on settings. Note that use of products and services provided by Google Inc. may be impacted by use of this add-on.
Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on
(3) Disabling beacons
Beacons contained in online content can be disabled by disabling cookies as described in Section (1) and (2) above. In some cases, beacons contained in email messages can be disabled by configuring your email client so that it does not download images contained in messages. However, not all email clients provide such functionality. If you are unable to disable image downloading, unsubscribe to the email newsletters you receive.