Cookie policy

Cookie policy

Version 16 December 2019

This Cookie Policy sets out how cookies and similar technologies are used via the website www.yamatoeurope.com (“the Website”). In addition, some background information on cookies and how you can change your cookie settings, is provided.

Yamato Transport Europe B.V. (“Yamato EU”) and Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (“Yamato Holding”) are both involved with and responsible for the processing of your personal data via this Website. These companies will together or separately also be referred to as “Yamato”, “we”, “our” or “us”. For more information on how we handle your personal data in this regard and your privacy rights, please be referred to our General Privacy Policy.

Please note that we may update our Cookie Policy from time to time. If we make significant changes, we will let you know but please also regularly check to ensure that you are aware of the most updated version.

1. WHAT ARE COOKIES? expand

1.1 Essence cookies. Cookies are small text files that can be placed on your computer, tablet, smartphone or other electronic device with which you can use to surf the internet via a web browser (“device”). Websites that use cookies can then place these cookies on your device via your web browser if you visit such website. Examples of web browsers are: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome and Opera.
1.2 Purpose cookies. After a cookie is placed on your device, your device can be recognised as you surf through the website via the same web browser. This will for instance enable the website to ‘remember’ your language settings, which webpages you visited and the items in your shopping chart. If such cookies are placed by a third-party, such third-party can (also) recognise your device (third-party cookies). It is furthermore also possible that cookie information is afterwards shared with third-parties. For more information on cookies, please be referred to the website www.allaboutcookies.org.
1.3 Lifecycle cookies. After a cookie is placed on a device, it is only valid for a certain period.

a. Default validity period. After the validity period of a cookie lapses, the cookie is automatically removed by the web browser. The validity period varies per cookie. For example, some cookies are only valid during the browser session. Other cookies can also recognise your device if you visit the website during a new browser session, e.g. for a year after being placed on your device.
b. Early deletion/refusal of cookies. You can choose to delete a cookie manually before its validity period has lapsed. You can also decide to refuse cookies which may only be placed with your consent, in the first place. For more information on this, please see the section “How can you delete cookies or change your cookie setting?” below.

1.4 Similar technologies. In addition to cookies, other techniques can also be used for similar purposes, such as:

a. HTML5 Local Storage and Flash cookies. HTML5 Local Storage and local shared objects (LSOs, also called “Flash cookies”) can be used for the same purposes as cookies.
b. Web beacons. Web beacons (also called “tags”) are bits of programming code that can be included in web pages, emails, and ads. Web beacons can notify the user when those web pages, emails, or ads have been viewed or clicked on by you.
c. Embedded scripts. Embedded scripts (also called “Javascrips”), are bits of programming code that can be included in web pages to measure how those web pages are used by you, e.g. by registering which links you click on.
Since we predominantly only use cookies and not the above similar techniques, the below will focus on our use of cookies.

2. WHAT TYPE OF COOKIES DO WE USE? expand

We use three types of cookies on this Website: (i) functional cookies, (ii) analytical cookies and (iii) tracking cookies. More information on this is provided below.
2.1 Functional cookies.

a. Definition functional cookies. Functional cookies are essential for the proper layout and navigation of a website, and for us to remember whether cookies have been allowed or refused. It concerns cookies (i) that are placed with the sole purpose of facilitating communication over an electronic communication network or (ii) that are strictly necessary for providing you with the information-society service as requested by you.
b. No consent required. Functional cookies may be placed without your consent.

2.2 Analytical and affiliate cookies.

a. Definition analytical cookies. Analytical cookies are used to analyse and map the use of a certain website, so that the quality and/or effectiveness of the website can be improved.
b. Definition affiliate cookies. Affiliate cookies are used to keep track of what ad leads to the purchase of a product/service, so that the party that has displayed this ad (the affiliate) can get a reward from the advertiser.
c. Not always consent required. We do not need your consent to place cookies for obtaining information about the quality or effectiveness of a provided information-society service (analytical or affiliate cookies), if this will have little or no impact on your private life.

For a full overview of all the cookies we use, please be referred to the paragraph “Wat cookies do we use? (full overview)”, below.

3. WHAT COOKIES DO WE USE? FULL OVERVIEW expand

On our Website, we use the following cookies:

Name cookie Purpose of the cookie Is this cookie placed by a third-party or is the cookie information shared with third parties by Yamato? Validity period Consent required
__cfduid .ionicframework.com Functional

 

To identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis (session cookie)

3rd party 6 months No
_ga

 

.yamatoeurope.com

Analytic

 

Google Analytics cookies to track users as they navigate the website and help improve the website’s usability.

3rd party 6 months No
_gat

 

.yamatoeurope.com

Analytic

 

Google Analytics cookies to track users as they navigate the website and help improve the website’s usability.

3rd party 1 minute No
_gat_gtag_UA_8323407_1

 

.yamatoeurope.com

Analytic

 

Google Analytics cookies to track users as they navigate the website and help improve the website’s usability.

3rd party 1 minute No

4. HOW CAN YOU DELETE COOKIES OR CHANGE YOUR COOKIE SETTINGS? expand

You can you change your cookie settings in general – for all websites you visit – via your browser settings. You can also change your cookie setting just for our Website.
4.1 Cookie settings general. Within your browser you can change your cookie preferences and choose whether you wish to accept cookies or not. If differs per browser which sort of choices you can make, such as denying all third-party cookies. For further information on how you can change your browser settings, please be referred to: www.aboutcookies.org/how-to-control-cookies/.
4.2 Cookie settings Yamato. You can change your cookie settings just for our Website below. Please be referred to the paragraph “What type of cookies do we use?” for more information on the below types of cookies.
4.3 Reduced functionality Website. Please note that if you refuse certain cookies, this may reduce the functionality of some parts of our Website.

5. HOW CAN YOU CONTACT US? expand

5.1 Contact Yamato EU. For any questions, comments or requests about our Cookie Policy, you may contact us via legal@yamatoeurope.com. Please let us know by e-mail if you prefer to have further contact over the phone and indicate your preferred language, provided that this is the national language of an EEA country, or Japanese. Yamato will then provide you with the relevant phone number.
5.2 Contact DPO. Yamato EU has appointed a Data Protection Officer. The DPO can be contacted for privacy related matters via dpo@yamatoeurope.com. Please let the DPO know by e-mail if you prefer to have further contact over the phone and indicate your preferred language, provided that this is the national language of an EEA country, or Japanese. The DPO will then provide you with the relevant phone number.
5.3 Contact Yamato Holding. You also have the right to contact Yamato Holding. You can contact Yamato Holding via GDPR@kuronekoyamato.co.jp. However, for your convenience’s sake, you may also direct all your questions, comments and requests to Yamato EU, and not (also) to Yamato Holding. Yamato EU and Yamato Holding will arrange between themselves how to best deal with your questions, comments or requests that (also) relate to Yamato Holding.