Cookie Policy

Introduction

This Cookie Policy applies to all websites, mobile applications, and other digital Sites linking to or posting this Cookie Policy (each a “Site” and collectively, the “Sites”) and operated by Ushio America, Inc. or any of our affiliates (collectively, “Ushio”, “we”, “our”, or “us”).

Like most businesses, we employ “cookies” or similar technologies. This Cookie Policy tells you about the use of cookies and similar technologies on the Sites.

When you first access our Sites from certain jurisdictions, you will receive a message advising you that cookies and similar technologies are in use. By clicking “accept cookies”, closing the message, or continuing to browse the Site, you signify that you understand and agree to the use of these technologies, as described in this Cookie Policy.

You do not have to accept cookies and consent can be withdrawn at any time (see How to Control Cookies, below). You can change your browser settings to refuse or restrict cookies, and you may delete them after they have been placed on your device at any time. If you do not accept or delete our cookies, some areas of our Sites that you access may take more time to work, or may not function properly.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files containing a string of characters which we may store on your computer or mobile device when you visit one of our Sites.  When you visit the Site again, the cookies allow us to recognize your browser. Cookies may store your preferences and other information but cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites.

Cookies set by a website owner (in this case, Ushio) are called “first party cookies.”  Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies.”  Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (i.e., advertising, social media functions and analytics).

The Cookies We Use

Cookies make the use of our Sites easier by, among other things, saving your preferences. We may also use cookies to deliver content tailored to your interests. Our cookies may enable us to relate your use of our Sites to personal information that you previously submitted.

The information that we collect with cookies allows us to statistically analyze usage of our Sites, and to improve and customize our content and other offerings. However, we only disclose information collected with cookies to third parties on an aggregated basis without the use of any information that personally identifies you.

The specific types of first party and third party cookies placed by our Sites and the purposes they perform are described below:

Type of Cookies
Who serves these cookies
How to Refuse
Strictly Necessary Cookies

These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Sites. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our Sites, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.

Ushio

Shopify

Modify browser settings to block cookies or don’t use the Ushio website.

Modify browser settings to block cookies or don’t log into the Ushio eStore.

See Shopify’s privacy policy: https://www.shopify.com/legal/privacy

See Shopify’s cookie policy: https://www.shopify.ca/legal/cookies

Performance and Functionality Cookies

These are used to recognize you when you return to our Sites. This enables us to personalize our content for you and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region), but are non-essential to the performance of the Sites.

Google Modify browser settings to block cookies or don’t use the “translate” function.

See Google’s privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

See how you can manage cookies while using Google: https://policies.google.com/technologies/managing

Analytical or Customization Cookies

These cookies collect information about how users access and move through the Sites. We use this information in either aggregate form to help us to improve the way our Sites work, or to personalize our Sites to your interests.

Google Modify browser settings to block cookies or don’t use the Ushio website.

See Google’s privacy policy here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

See how you can manage cookies while using Google: https://policies.google.com/technologies/managing

1.      HOW TO CONTROL COOKIES

When you first access our Sites from certain jurisdictions, you will receive a message advising you that cookies and similar technologies are in use.  By clicking “accept cookies,” closing the message, or continuing to browse the website or app, you signify that you understand and agree to the use of these technologies, as described in this Cookie Policy.

You do not have to accept cookies and consent can be withdrawn at any time, although you may not be able to use certain features on the Sites. You can do this by clicking the appropriate opt-out provided in the cookie table above or by activating the settings on your browser that allows you to refuse all or some cookies.

Please follow the links below to helpful information for the most popular browsers:

·         Microsoft Internet Explorer:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies

·         Google Chrome:

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Site%3DDesktop&hl=en

·         Mozilla Firefox:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences

·         Apple Safari:

https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411?locale=en_US

In addition, you can exercise advertising cookie choices by visiting:

·         http://www.aboutads.info/choices/,

·         http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/; or

·         http://youronlinechoices.com/.

Web Beacons

we may also use other technologies to recognize and track visitors to our Sites. For example, web beacon (also known as a “tracking pixel” or “clear GIF”) is a clear graphic image (typically a one-pixel tag) that is delivered through a web browser or HTML e-mail, typically in conjunction with a cookie.

Web beacons would allows, for example, to monitor how users move from one page within our websites to another, to track access to our communications, to understand whether users have come to our websites from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to measure how ads have been viewed, and to improve site performance.

Targeted Advertising

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements.

Changes to Policy/Effective Date

If we decide to change this Cookie Policy, we will post the changes on this page. Policy changes will be effective immediately upon posting on this website but will apply only to information collected after the date of the changes. We reserve the right to change, update, or add to this Cookie Policy at any time by posting such change, update, or addition on this website and without any other notice to you. Therefore, please review this Cookie Policy from time to time to ensure that you continue to agree with all of its terms. This policy was last updated on the date shown at the top of the policy.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or wish to bring anything to our attention regarding this Cookie Policy, you may contact us by email addressed to feedback@ushio.com.

Last Updated: May 25, 2018