Last revised: [November 1, 2021]
What are Cookies?
When you visit our websites, Casio or an authorized third party may send you a cookie. Cookies are small text files that may be placed on your device, i.e., in your browser directory. When a website is accessed, a cookie that is placed on a device will send information to the party that has placed the cookie. Cookies are extremely common and used on a number of websites. Each cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the "lifetime" of the cookie, and a value (usually a unique number). For a more thorough explanation of what cookies are and how they operate, please visit www.aboutcookies.org.
Why are Cookies useful?
Cookies allow a website owner to do useful things; for example, a cookie would permit a website owner to find out whether a computer (and probably its user) has visited the site previously. In general, the purpose of cookies is to improve the performance of the website and the user’s experience in using that website. Cookies help to make a website work more efficient, enable extra functionality, and provide website owners with additional information about your visit to a website. Cookies also allow a website owner to track overall site usage and determine areas that users prefer. Cookies help make the user’s visit to a website easier by recognizing the user upon return and providing a customized experience.
First Party and Third Party Cookies
Session and Persistent Cookies
Our websites may place session and persistent cookies on your device. Whereas the difference between a first party and third party cookie relates to the party controlling the initial placement of the cookie on your device, the difference between a session and a persistent cookie relates to the length of time the cookie lasts. Session cookies are cookies that typically last for as long as you are using your browser, or browser session. When you end your browser session, the cookie expires. Persistent cookies, as the name implies, are persistent and will last after you close your browser. This allows for quicker and often more convenient access to our website.
Linking of cookies with other data
Information gathered through usage of a cookie ("Cookie Data") is not linked to any direct personal identifiers (e.g., your name or e-mail address), unless you become a customer of Casio. Once you submit personal data on our websites (e.g., by signing up to receive information from us) we may link such personal data with Cookie Data or other data that are associated with your visit(s) to our websites. Before we do so, we will notify you of this fact and seek your consent or grant you a right to object, if required by applicable law.
If you are registered with the Casio ID, we will, to the extent legally permissible, combine Cookie Data with your Casio ID to increase your satisfaction with our services. Where permissible, your Casio ID will be identified either from you signing in with your Casio ID or by using your IP address collected through a cookie.
Sharing of Cookie Data and website usage data with Casio's subsidiaries and dealers/partners
The data collected when you visit our websites, i.e., Cookie Data and other website usage data (together "Website Data"), are measured by Adobe Analytics, provided by Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited, 4-6 Riverwalk, City West Business Campus, Saggart, Dublin 24, located in Singapore and transferred to a user data platform, provided by Treasura Data, Inc., 800 W. El Camino Real, Suite 180 Mountain View, CA 94040 United States, located in Japan ("User Data Platform"). The data collected in the server of Adobe Analytics will be automatically transfered tothe User Data Platform once a day. Then, the data will be replicated in the User Data Platform andthe data unnecessary for marketing activities and analysis will be deleted or redacted. The data originally transfered to the User Data Platform will be retained without any change (i.e., not redacted or deleted). In the User Data Platform, the Website Data is checked against data connected with Casio IDs which are already recorded on the database. If the IP address connected to the Website Data matches that of the data connected with the Casio IDs, the Website Data will be recorded against each concerned user's Casio IDs. Casio's subsidiaries and dealers/partners may access the User Data Platform to use the data recorded with each user's Casio IDs to the extent necessary for marketing activities and analysis in the market countries of such subsidiaries and dealers/partners.
The data originally transfered to, and replicated in, the User Data Platform will be retained without any change. Other data retained in a server of Adobe Analytics will be retained for 36 months, and used for analysis. The data retained in the User Data Platform will be retained in a manner that can identify individuals for 36 months.
The above will only be carried out it is permissible under applicable data protection law and, where necessary, valid consent has been obtained.
Cookies used on our websites
For detail information about the cookies that we use on our websites, please refer to the cookie declaration.
Disabling, Deleting, or Opting-Out of Cookies
If you do not want to have cookies placed on your device, many of them offer ways to opt-out. You may refuse the use of first party cookies by selecting the appropriate setting on Cookiebot (see the cookie declaration). Where possible, we have provided a link in the following table that explains how to opt-out of that third party serving you cookies.
How to opt-out
However, please note that if you disable cookies, you may not be able to use the full functionality of our websites. In particular, you may have limited access to some areas or be transitioned to a different experience.
There are other technologies that perform a similar function to cookies. These include web beacons and clear gifs. These are often used in conjunction with cookies to help a website owner understand its users better. When we send you newsletters or other messages, we use these technologies as follows so that we can track e-mail open and click rates:
In order to determine a user's ability to receive HTML e-mail in addition to whether or not an e-mail has been opened, Casio includes a "web beacon" in the majority of HTML e-mail messages we send. A web beacon (actually a small .gif image) is activated when an HTML e-mail is opened via a request for the image on our servers. This capability helps Casio send e-mail in a format that users can read and enables Casio to track the aggregate number of e-mails opened. The web beacon does not collect any personal data. Users that do not want to receive e-mail messages with web beacons can choose to receive their e-mails in text (non-HTML) format.
Information collected by us through use of these cookies includes: number of visitors, referring URLs, and pages visited.
For further information, please see Google’s site:
- Google's Privacy Overview for Google Analytics.
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