A cookie is a small text file that the website sends to your device for the purpose of keeping records. It identifies your device, typically your web browser, but it cannot identify you as an individual.
Cookies necessary for a personalized user experience remember your preferences (e.g. language used) as well as your activities (e.g. login status, items in cart, etc.) on our website, while other cookies provide enhanced functionality, gather analytical data to improve performance, enable us or our Adtech partners to deliver personalized advertisements by tracking you across the internet, or enable sharing via social media.
You can choose whether to allow us or third-parties (our Adtech and social media partners) to set cookies which are not strictly necessary for the functioning of the website via the cookie banner and settings provided on the individual websites (available where legally required).
In order to analyze user access and optimize advertising distribution, Kao group companies worldwide (collectively the "Kao Group") acquire statistical website usage information through cookies and/or web beacons operated by 3rd party service providers*1 and also distribute advertising via 3rd party service providers on their websites. The cookie information used for access analysis or advertising distribution by 3rd party service providers will not be used to distinguish an individual. The Kao Group in conjunction with 3rd party service providers uses a combination of 1st party cookies (e.g. Google Analytics Cookie) and 3rd party cookies (e.g. DoubleClick Cookie) to optimize advertising content and distribution of advertising (e.g. retargeting advertising and behavior targeting advertising) based on the user's previous access to the Kao Group websites or other websites.
If you would like to refuse to have your information collected by Google Analytics on the Kao Group websites, you can prevent the collection of such information by enabling the Google Analytics Opt-out Add-on on the following Google page.