"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 Sony. Such cookies, in almost all cases, are set for the use of the functions provided on the Sony website. On the other hand, 3rd Party Cookies are set by a third party partnering with Sony rather than Sony itself. For example, some 3rd Party Cookies are set by companies providing advertisement distribution services that are partnering with Sony, in order to track the customer's browsing activities, so that Sony's online advertisements can be posted in the optimal 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.
Please refer to the following URLs for information on the most common browsers, and how to change cookie settings.
Apple Safari (Japanese only)
Google Chrome (Japanese only)
Microsoft Internet Explorer (Japanese only)
Mozilla Firefox (Japanese only)
|Adobe Systems Incorporated||http://www.adobe.com/jp/privacy/policy.html (Japanese only)||http://www.adobe.com/jp/privacy/opt-out.html (Japanese only)|
|Google Inc.||http://www.google.com/intl/ja/policies/privacy/(Japanese only)||https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/181881?hl=ja&ref_topic=2919631 (Japanese only)|
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.
|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.||https://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201909010 (Japanese only)||https://www.amazon.co.jp/adprefs/ref=ya_oo_1?is-secure=true& (Japanese only)|
|Google Japan and Google
|https://www.google.com/intl/ja/policies/privacy/#infochoices (Japanese only)||https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=ja (Japanese only)|
|Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd.||https://privacy.microsoft.com/ja-jp/privacystatement/ (Japanese only)||https://choice.microsoft.com/ja-JP/opt-out (Japanese only)|
|Facebook Japan||https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/ (Japanese only)||https://www.facebook.com/about/ads/ (Japanese only)|