1. Cookies and Similar Technology
"Cookie" refers to a small text file which, when a customer accesses the website, is sent to the browser of the customer's computer or mobile device (hereinafter collectively referred to as "device") from the web server, and is stored on the device's hard drive.
Cookies can generally be divided into two categories, 1st Party Cookie and 3rd Party Cookie. 1st Party Cookies are set by SIE Inc. Such cookies, in almost all cases, are set for the use of the functions provided on the SIE Inc website. On the other hand, 3rd Party Cookies are set by a third party partnering with SIE Inc rather than SIE Inc itself. For example, some 3rd Party Cookies are set by companies providing advertisement distribution services that are partnering with SIE Inc, in order to track the customer's browsing activities, so that appropriate online advertisements can be posted in the appropriate location.
"Beacon (or pixel)" is a technology for transferring information from the customer's device to the server. A beacon can be embedded in email and online content such as images and videos, allowing for servers to read specific types of information from the customer's device, to recognise that the customer has seen specific content, or has opened / previewed an email, and to record information such as the date of viewing and IP address, etc.
The cookies and similar technology described above are technologies established so that, when the customer browses the internet in general, or uses a specific online service, the customer's device is recognised automatically, and the service can be used continuously from the previous time, without the customer having to repeatedly input the same information. Today, it is used to track your browsing activities and display appropriate advertisements on the display screen of your browser.
In addition, when performing such analysis, the following tools will be mainly used, and the above information may be also provided to the tool provider and be used for advertisement distribution, etc. to you.
- ・Tool Provider: Adobe Systems Incorporated
- ・Information collected through the tool: Customer's website usage status
(access status, traffic, routing, etc.)
- ・Tool Provider: Google Inc.
- ・Information collected through the tool: Customer's website usage status (access status, traffic, routing, etc.)
Refer to Article 3 for information on how to stop the provision of information to these tools.
- ・Tool Provider: Adobe Systems Incorporated
By accessing SIE Inc website, 3rd Party Cookie will be sent from the advertisement distribution service provider as listed in the following Article. 1st Party Cookies sent by SIE Inc are stored with 3rd Party cookies sent by each advertising distribution service company on their respective advertising distribution service company servers, and are handled in accordance with the respective privacy policies. Please refer to the following Article for information on how to stop distribution for targeted advertising, etc.
3. Method for Refusing Cookies and Similar Technology
- (1)Method for Refusing All Cookies
Cookies on a customer's device will remain on the device until they are deleted by the customer or until the fixed expiration period has elapsed. Almost all browsers are set to automatically accept cookies by default; however, a customer may disable cookies by changing the browser settings. It should be noted that, if cookies are disabled, some website functions may become unavailable, and some pages may no longer display correctly, so please bear this in mind. For example, the customer may encounter inconveniences such as being unable to log in and access their SIE Inc account, being unable to make a purchase, or being unable to register a SIE Inc online warranty.
Please refer to the following URLs for information on the most common browsers, and how to change cookie settings.
Method for Refusing Specific Cookies
The method for stopping the provision of information for the tools stated in Section (2) of the preceding Article is stated on each of the following respective URLs. However, if you would like to delete all such cookie information, please be aware that you may be subject to restrictions in the use of the products and services provided by each company.
|Adobe Systems Incorporated||http://www.adobe.com/jp/privacy/policy.html(Japanese only)||http://www.adobe.com/jp/privacy/opt-out.html(Japanese only)|
|Treasure Data inc.||Treasure Data Privacy Statement||Treasure Data Privacy Statement|
With regard to targeted marketing stated in Section (3) of the preceding Article, the method for stopping distribution is stated on each of the following respective URLs of the advertising distribution service companies. However, if you would like to delete all such cookie information, please be aware that you may be subject to restrictions in the use of the products and services provided by each company. As for Facebook Japan among the following advertisement distribution service providers, if you are a registered user of Facebook, your browsing history of the website will be managed in a manner linked to such registration information.
|Main Advertising Distribution|
|Yahoo! Japan Corporation||http://docs.yahoo.co.jp/docs/info/terms/chapter1.html#cf2nd(Japanese only)||http://btoptout.yahoo.co.jp/optout/preferences.html(Japanese only)|
|Amazon Japan G.K.||Amazon Privacy Notice||Advertising Preferences|
|Google Japan and Google Network||Your Privacy Controls||Block certain ads|
|Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd.||https://privacy.microsoft.com/ja-jp/privacystatement/(Japanese only)||See ads that interest you|
|Facebook Japan||Cookies & Other Storage Technologies||About Facebook Ads|