Cookie Policy

1. Introduction

 

We are committed to transparency and the protection of your privacy at the Japan National Tourism Organization ("Company", "we" "us"). This document tells you about our information gathering and data processing practices at our website; which is operated by us.

If you wish to change your consent settings at any time, please click here.

1.1 Cookies

 

"Cookies" are small capacity text files that are saved in your browser or onto your device when you visit or use websites, applications, or online media, or see online advertising. 


There are a number of different types of cookie. The type of cookie provided by us while you are visiting our website is a "first party cookie".  This is because it is provided by us and we operate the domain you are accessing. A cookie provided by a company that does not operate the domain you are accessing is called a "third party cookie". While you are visiting our website, we allow third parties to set cookies on your browser (For details, see 2.2 below.).


Each cookie lasts for a different period of time. A "session cookie" will last only while your browser is open. When you close the browser, this cookie will be automatically deleted and your computer will forget you. A "persistent cookie" will survive even after the browser has been closed. As such, this cookie will recognize your device when you browse the internet by opening up the browser again.

 

1.2 Similar identification technologies

While this document is a Cookie Policy, it is also intended to cover the use of other identification technologies that we can use or which we can be allowed to be used when providing our website. When this Cookie Policy mentions cookies, it should be understood to include such similar technologies:

・“Pixel tags” (also called beacons) are small blocks of code installed in a webpage, application, or online advertisement which can retrieve certain information about your device and browser, including, for example, device type, operating system, browser type and version, website visited, time of visit, referring website, IP address, advertising identifiers, and other similar information, and including the cookie that uniquely identifies the device. Pixels provide the means for third parties to set and read browser cookies from a domain that they do not themselves operate and collect information about visitors to that website, with the permission of the website owner. 

・“Local storage” generally refers to other places on a browser or device where information can be stored by websites, ads, or third parties (such as HTML5 local storage and browser cache).

・"Browser fingerprinting" is a way to use the technical information transmitted by the devices for the optimisation of web content layout (e.g. system fonts, screen resolution, installed plugins, and what platform your browser runs on) to uniquely identify your browser, without installing a persistent identifier (e.g. a cookie) on the device.

2. How do we use cookies?

2.1 The types of cookies

We use following types of cookies:

 

 

・    "Strictly necessary cookies": These cookies are necessary for our website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of our website will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

 

・    "Functionality cookies": These cookies enable our website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.

 

・    "Performance cookies": These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our website. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around our website. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

 

・    "Advertising cookies": These cookies may be set through our website by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

 

・    “Social Media cookies”: These cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to the site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. If you do not allow these cookies you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools.
 

 

 

2.2 The purposes of cookies and other information

The table below is the list of the cookies we use and the relevant information. It is possible that we will additionally or derivatively use the cookies that are not listed in the table below. In that case, we will obtain your consent with regard to the use of such cookies in accordance with the process described in 3.1 below. We will keep the table below updated in every quarter.

 

3. Your choices

3.1 Your consent

We use cookies listed in Section 2 except for strictly necessary cookies only if you have given your consent to do so by moving the selector switch to “Active” for each category of cookies in the Privacy Preference Center. Cookie Settings

 

 

As for strictly necessary cookies, we process them because we have legitimate interests to do so.

 

Please note that if we have collected information via our cookies from your device which may identify you ("personal data") we will process such information on the basis of your consent.

3.2 How to withdraw your consent

・Privacy Preference Center

 

 

You can withdraw your consent by moving the selector switch to “Active” for each category of cookies in the Privacy Preference Center. Cookie Settings

 

 

・Browser settings

 

You can at any time delete the cookies that have been set and change your browser settings to block some or all of any other cookies that are set on your device in the future. This can be done through your browser settings. Please see the following links provide instructions for managing cookie settings of commonly used browsers:

 

・Chrome
・Edge
・Internet Explorer
・Mozilla Firefox
・Safari

 

In addition, you can visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers.

 

Moreover, you can use another online service enabling you to manage the advertising cookies set in your devices: http://www.youronlinechoices.com.

However, blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience of our website and the services we are able to offer.

4. Your rights

You may have the following rights:

Information regarding your data processing: You have the right to obtain from us all the relevant information regarding our data processing activities which concern you.

・Access to personal data: You have the right to obtain from us confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning you are being processed, and when that is the case, to access the personal data and certain related information.

・Rectification of personal data: You have the right to obtain from us the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you without undue delay, and to complete any incomplete personal data.

 

・Erasure of personal data: You may also have the right to obtain from us the erasure of personal data concerning you without undue delay, when certain legal conditions apply.

・Restriction on processing of personal data: You may have the right to obtain from us the restriction of processing of personal data, when certain legal conditions apply.

・Object to processing of personal data: You may have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you, when certain legal conditions apply. 

・Data portability of personal data: You may have the right to receive your personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and have the right to have that data transmitted to another controller without our hindrance, when certain conditions apply.

However, please note that the re-identification of you in relation to cookies is not always possible for us. In such case, we will require you to provide additional information to enable your identification in order to fulfil your request in order to enable you to exercise your rights as described above.

5. Contact details

For any questions or requests relating to this Cookie Policy, you can contact us by email at webmaster@jnto.go.jp.

Last modified: March 31, 2020

 

 

Cookie Table

(1) First Party Cookies

 

Name (Duration)

Purpose
Strictly Necessary Cookies  
csrftoken
(a year)
This cookie is associated with the Django web development platform for Python. It is designed to help protect a site against at particular type of software attack on web forms.
OptanonConsent
(a year)
This cookie is set by the cookie compliance solution from OneTrust. It stores information about the categories of cookies the site uses and whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of each category. This enables site owners to prevent cookies in each category from being set in the users browser, when consent is not given. The cookie has a normal lifespan of one year, so that returning visitors to the site will have their preferencesremembered. It contains no information that can identify the site visitor.
AWSELB
(30 minutes)
This cookie name is associated with the Amazon Web Services Elastic Load Balancing functionality for routing client request on the server.
OB-USER-TOKEN
(3 months)
Collects data on user's behavior and interactions to optimize the site and make the ads more relevant.
AWSELBCORS
(23 minutes)
Registers which server cluster is serving the client, it's used in the context of load balancing to optimize the user experience.
Functionality Cookies  
jnto-favoriteBalloon
(3 months)
This provides the use an option to save their favorite articles (but there is another cookie called fav which hold the liked article).
django_language
(a year)
This hold the language which has been chosen by the user from languages dropdown list.
Advertising Cookies  
_td
(2 years)

These advertising cookies record information about your website activity, such as pages you visit, so that we can provide you with targeted advertisement on external websites and analyse the effects of such advertisements.

(ex) If you visit the pages regarding hot springs on our website, our advertisements related to hot springs are shown on external websites, and we will receive a report regarding the effect of such advertisements.

_td_global
(2 hours)

These advertising cookies record information about your website activity, such as pages you visit, so that we can provide you with targeted advertisement on external websites and analyse the effects of such advertisements.

(ex) If you visit the pages regarding hot springs on our website, our advertisements related to hot springs are shown on external websites, and we will receive a report regarding the effect of such advertisements. 

(2) Third Party Cookies

 

Name
(Duration)

Provider Purpose References
Strictly Necessary Cookies      
__cfduid
(5 years)
OneTrust This domain is owned by OneTrust, a privacy management software which helps organizations achieve compliance with global regulations. https://www.onetrust.com/cookie-policy/
Performance Cookies      
aackid
(a year)
ADARA These cookies are performance cookies used by ADARA to analyse the action taken by users, including page views and the number of unique users. https://adara.com/privacy-promise/
ckid
(a year)
ADARA These cookies are performance cookies used by ADARA to analyse the action taken by users, including page views and the number of unique users. https://adara.com/privacy-promise/
_gclxxxx
(3 months)
Google Google conversion tracking cookie

(1) How Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps"

 

https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/

 

(2) Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

 

(3) For Google Analytics Advertising Features, please refer to the following link.

 

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2700409?hl=en&topic=2611283

_ga
(2 years)
Google This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.

(1) "How Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps"

 

https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/

 

(2) Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

 

(3) For Google Analytics Advertising Features, please refer to the following link.

 

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2700409?hl=en&topic=2611283

_gid
(a day)
Google This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.

(1) "How Google uses data when you use our partners'

sites or apps"

 

https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/

 

(2) Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

 

(3) For Google Analytics Advertising Features, please refer to the following link.

 

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2700409?hl=en&topic=2611283

_gat_UA-nnnnnnn-nn
(a minute)
Google This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.

(1) "How Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps"

 

https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/

 

(2) Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

 

(3) For Google Analytics Advertising Features, please refer to the following link.

 

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2700409?hl=en&topic=2611283

Functionality Cookies      
akacd_widgets_routing
(a few seconds)
Outbrain   https://www.outbrain.com/legal/privacy#privacy-policy
thirdparty
(an hour)
Outbrain   https://www.outbrain.com/legal/privacy#privacy-policy
Advertising Cookies      
_fbp
(3 months)
Facebook Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers. https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy
C
(a month)
Adform This domain is owned by Adform. The main business activity is: Real time bidding for display advertising to targeted audiences. https://site.adform.com/privacy-center/platform-privacy/product-and-services-privacy-policy/
uid
(2 months)
Adform This domain is owned by Adform. The main business activity is: Real time bidding for display advertising to targeted audiences. https://site.adform.com/privacy-center/platform-privacy/product-and-services-privacy-policy/
test_cookie
(15 minutes)
Google This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/
IDE
(2 years)
Google This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/
fr
(3 months)
Facebook This domain is owned by Facebook, which is the world's largest social networking service. As a third party host provider, it mostly collects data on the interests of users via widgets such as the 'Like' button found on many websites. This is used to serve targeted advertising to its users when logged into its services. In 2014 it also started serving up behaviourally targeted advertising on other websites, similar to most dedicated online marketing companies. Contains browser and user unique ID combinaton, used for targeted advertising. https://www.facebook.com/
apnxs
(a month)
Outbrain This domain is owned by Outbrain, which describes itself as a content discovery platform. It provides technology to help distribute content targeted to individuals interests. https://www.outbrain.com/legal/privacy#privacy-policy
recs_xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
(a minute)
Outbrain This domain is owned by Outbrain, which describes itself as a content discovery platform. It provides technology to help distribute content targeted to individuals interests. This is a pattern type cookie with the root being recs_ and the rest of the name being a unique, 32-length alphanumeric string. This cookie is used to store recommended documents so that the same document isn't recommended twice. https://www.outbrain.com/legal/privacy#privacy-policy
obuid
(3 months)
Outbrain This domain is owned by Outbrain, which describes itself as a content discovery platform. It provides technology to help distribute content targeted to individuals interests. https://www.outbrain.com/legal/privacy#privacy-policy
ttd
(a month)
Outbrain This domain is owned by Outbrain, which describes itself as a content discovery platform. It provides technology to help distribute content targeted to individuals interests. https://www.outbrain.com/legal/privacy#privacy-policy
rtbhs
(a month)
Outbrain This domain is owned by Outbrain, which describes itself as a content discovery platform. It provides technology to help distribute content targeted to individuals interests. https://www.outbrain.com/legal/privacy#privacy-policy
bdswch
(a month)
Outbrain This domain is owned by Outbrain, which describes itself as a content discovery platform. It provides technology to help distribute content targeted to individuals interests. https://www.outbrain.com/legal/privacy#privacy-policy
actvagnt
(a month)
Outbrain This domain is owned by Outbrain, which describes itself as a content discovery platform. It provides technology to help distribute content targeted to individuals interests. https://www.outbrain.com/legal/privacy#privacy-policy
mdfrc
(a month)
Outbrain This domain is owned by Outbrain, which describes itself as a content discovery platform. It provides technology to help distribute content targeted to individuals interests. https://www.outbrain.com/legal/privacy#privacy-policy
dph
(a year)
ADARA

These cookies are also advertising cookies. These advertising cookies record information about your website activity such as pages you visit so that we can provide you with targeted advertisement on external websites and analyse the effects of such advertisements.

(ex) If you visit the pages regarding hot springs on our website, our advertisements related to hot springs are shown on our website and external websites. We will receive a report in relation to the effect of such advertisement (e.g. how many users made hotel reservations or booked air travel after clicking on our advertisement).

https://adara.com/privacy-promise/
ph
(a year)
ADARA

These cookies are also advertising cookies. These advertising cookies record information about your website activity such as pages you visit so that we can provide you with targeted advertisement on external websites and analyse the effects of such advertisements.

(ex) If you visit the pages regarding hot springs on our website, our advertisements related to hot springs are shown on our website and external websites. We will receive a report in relation to the effect of such advertisement (e.g. how many users made hotel reservations or booked air travel after clicking on our advertisement).

https://adara.com/privacy-promise/
cktst
(a year)
ADARA

These cookies are also advertising cookies. These advertising cookies record information about your website activity such as pages you visit so that we can provide you with targeted advertisement on external websites and analyse the effects of such advertisements.

(ex) If you visit the pages regarding hot springs on our website, our advertisements related to hot springs are shown on our website and external websites. We will receive a report in relation to the effect of such advertisement (e.g. how many users made hotel reservations or booked air travel after clicking on our advertisement).

https://adara.com/privacy-promise/
rmxc
(a year)
ADARA

These cookies are also advertising cookies. These advertising cookies record information about your website activity such as pages you visit so that we can provide you with targeted advertisement on external websites and analyse the effects of such advertisements.

(ex) If you visit the pages regarding hot springs on our website, our advertisements related to hot springs are shown on our website and external websites. We will receive a report in relation to the effect of such advertisement (e.g. how many users made hotel reservations or booked air travel after clicking on our advertisement).

https://adara.com/privacy-promise/
ckid
(a year)
ADARA

These cookies are also advertising cookies. These advertising cookies record information about your website activity such as pages you visit so that we can provide you with targeted advertisement on external websites and analyse the effects of such advertisements.

(ex) If you visit the pages regarding hot springs on our website, our advertisements related to hot springs are shown on our website and external websites. We will receive a report in relation to the effect of such advertisement (e.g. how many users made hotel reservations or booked air travel after clicking on our advertisement).

https://adara.com/privacy-promise/
gcma
(a year)
ADARA

These cookies are also advertising cookies. These advertising cookies record information about your website activity such as pages you visit so that we can provide you with targeted advertisement on external websites and analyse the effects of such advertisements.

(ex) If you visit the pages regarding hot springs on our website, our advertisements related to hot springs are shown on our website and external websites. We will receive a report in relation to the effect of such advertisement (e.g. how many users made hotel reservations or booked air travel after clicking on our advertisement).

https://adara.com/privacy-promise/
fbh0
(a year)
ADARA

These cookies are also advertising cookies. These advertising cookies record information about your website activity such as pages you visit so that we can provide you with targeted advertisement on external websites and analyse the effects of such advertisements.

(ex) If you visit the pages regarding hot springs on our website, our advertisements related to hot springs are shown on our website and external websites. We will receive a report in relation to the effect of such advertisement (e.g. how many users made hotel reservations or booked air travel after clicking on our advertisement).

https://adara.com/privacy-promise/
YSC
(Session)
Google YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
(6 months)
Google YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. This cookie is used as a unique identifier to track viewing of videos. https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/
GPS
(30 minutes)
Google YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/
_td_global
(2 years)
Treasure Data

These advertising cookies record information about your website activity, such as pages you visit, so that we can provide you with targeted advertisement on external websites and analyse the effects of such advertisements.

(ex) If you visit the pages regarding hot springs on our website, our advertisements related to hot springs are shown on external websites, and we will receive a report regarding the effect of such advertisements.

https://www.treasuredata.com/privacy/