Cookie Policy – Visit Kinosaki

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Cookie Policy

This cookie policy explains what cookies are used on the visitkinosaki.com (collectively the “Site”), why they are used and how you can control their use.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that websites often store on computer hard drives or mobile devices of visitors. They are used to recognize users, personalize users’ experience if they return to the website, and generally to improve the website and the services provided.

We use cookies to enhance the online experience of our visitors and to better understand how the Site is used. Cookies may tell us whether you have visited the Site before or whether you are a new visitor.

Why Do We Use Cookies?

Cookies allow us to improve the website’s content, functionality and speed, while their tracking ability also helps us to understand your likes and dislikes, which means we can respond quickly and adapt the site accordingly.

We use cookies because it’s important to us that the time you spend on our website, is as useful and intuitive as possible.

In fact without cookie placement, a website cannot remember your preferences or registration details for your next visit. For example, by allowing us to place cookies in your web browser, you don’t have to remember your username each time you sign in – cookies help us to remember that information for you.

Cookies also allow us to highlight what destinations that visitors like you are also interested in.

Whilst some cookies are used to track your use of our website, they cannot be used to identify you personally or tell us who you are.
Specifically we use cookies for the following purposes:

  1. authentication – we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our websites;
  2. status – we use cookies to help us to determine if you are logged into our websites;
  3. personalization – we use cookies to store information about your preferences and to personalize the websites for you;
  4. security – we use cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our websites and services generally;
  5. advertising – we use cookies to help us and third parties to display advertisements that will be relevant to you;
  6. analysis – we use cookies to help us to analyze the use and performance of our websites and services; and
  7. cookie consent – we use cookies to store your preferences in relation to the use of cookies more generally.
  8. functionality and performance – we use cookies to collect information about how visitors use our websites, including the number of anonymous visitors and which pages they visited most often
Types of Cookies We Use

Our Site uses first party cookies as well as third party cookies and such cookies can be used to recognize your computer or mobile device when it visits other websites. First party cookies are those that are set by us. Third party cookies are cookies served by third parties on our behalf. Third party cookies are most commonly used for website analytics or advertising purposes. Some of the cookies the Site uses only remain on your device while your browser is open (these cookies are known as ‘session cookies’), while others remain for longer periods (these are known as ‘permanent cookies’).

Our Sites uses the following types of cookies:

  1. Essential Cookies

    These are essential cookies that let you move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, certain services you have asked for cannot be provided. You can control and delete these cookies through your browser settings however if you choose to do so, then you will not be able to use the full functionality of the Site.

  2. Performance and Functionality Cookies

    These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website, including the number of anonymous visitors and which pages they visited most often. We uses this information to help us improve the performance of our website, for example, by ensuring that visitors find what they are looking for easily.

  3. Advertising Cookies

    This Site uses cookies with remarketing and advertising reporting features to personalize the contents and to make adverts. Our partners use these cookies to advertise online, create reports and to help us improve the site.

For these purposes, the Site uses the following cookies:

  • Google Analytics Adwords
  • Facebook Pixel
  • Ptengine

Google Analytics gathers information about websites use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our websites is used to create reports about the use of our websites. Google’s privacy policy is available at:
https://policies.google.com/privacy.

Facebook Pixel gathers information about websites use by means of cookies to help us track conversions from Facebook ads, optimize ads, and build targeted audiences for future ads. You can view the privacy policy of this service provider at:
https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/
https://developers.facebook.com/docs/privacy/

We use Ptengine to analyze the use of our websites. Ptengine gathers information about websites use by means of cookies to help us track and optimize websites analytics and visitor actions. You can view the privacy policy of this service provider at:
http://www.ptengine.com/privacy

How to control cookies

If you do not want the Site to collect information through the use of cookies, you can opt out on our website or set your web browser to reject cookies from the Site. Each browser is different, so you should check your browser’s “Help” menu to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
You should note that if you reject or block cookies from the Site especially the Strictly Necessary ones, the Site may not function as intended.

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

  1. https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647 (Chrome);
  2. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);
  3. https://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);
  4. https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);
  5. https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and
  6. https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).

For further information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

Online Behavioral Advertising Cookies

We adhere to the European General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) Principles. For more information about the GDPR, you can visit the GDPR website (https://ec.europa.eu/commission/priorities/justice-and-fundamental-rights/data-protection/2018-reform-eu-data-protection-rules_en). If you wish to make a query or complaint about our use of online behavioral advertising cookies, please use the details on our site to contact us.

For more information on what information is collected and how it is used, please see the Privacy Policy.

We do not process sensitive personal data for the online behavioral advertising purposes. We do not target anyone under the age of 16 on our website in general, nor for online behavioral advertising purposes.