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- What are cookies?
(1)Providing requested products or services and a secure online environment
(2)Marketing relationship management
(3)Better online experience and tracking website performance
(4)Making our websites more relevant to you
1. What are cookies?
Below are the explanations for the purpose of each cookie:
(1) Providing requested products or services and a secure online environment
Some cookies are necessary to allow us to operate our sites so you may access them as you requested and our websites are secured (strictly necessary cookies).
These essential cookies, for example,
・recognize that you have created an account and have logged into that account to access site contents and
・maintain online security and protect against online fraud
(2) Marketing relationship management
Our third-party service providers may set cookies before you reach our site to analyze how our sites are used and how they are performing (analytical cookies). These cookies track, for example, what pages are most frequently visited and from what locations our visitors come from. If you wish to prevent this type of cookie, you may do so through your device’s browser security settings.
(3) Better online experience and tracking website performance
Some cookies let us operate our websites in accordance with the choices you make, make our online services easier to use and help us to understand how people use our websites (functionality cookies). These cookies permit us to “remember” you in-between visits. For instance, we will recognize your user name and remember how you customized our websites and services, for example by adjusting text size, fonts, languages and other parts of web pages that are alterable, and we will provide you with the same customizations during future visits.
(4) Making our websites more relevant to you – Some cookies enable us to customize your
If you do not want cookies to be dropped on your device, you can adjust the setting of your Internet browser to reject the setting of all or some cookies and to alert you when a cookie is placed on your device.
If you want to remove previously-stored cookies, you can manually delete the cookies at any time. However, this will not prevent our sites from placing further cookies on your device unless and until you adjust your Internet browser setting.
These settings will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. The following links may be helpful; otherwise you should use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.
Please note that if you block cookies you may not be able to access or use all or parts of the functionalities of our sites which require function of cookies.