Cookies and Web Beacons
Cookies are information passed between each user’s browser and web server to enable websites to identify particular users. Web beacons are small graphic data, also known as clear GIFs, that recognize user activity, such as if and how often a user has visited a website.
Cookies and web beacons make it easier for a repeat visitor to browse NTT Com’s website, but they neither identify the person’s private information nor cause any damage to their computer.
NTT Com may collect information from cookies and web beacons that identify a user’s overall preferences and access patterns. NTT Com (including subcontractors that undertake research and analysis) uses the information to evaluate access trends and improve customer service. All necessary measures are taken to protect the information and treat it in the same manner as private information.
Users may disable cookies by changing the settings in their browser. However, disabling cookies may also disable certain functions of the website, such as online inquiry forms. For details on how to change browser settings, please contact the browser company.
Using Cookies for Advertising
NTT Com may use collected information for online behavioral advertising (OBA) or to allow third-party businesses to deliver target advertising; however, it never uses the information for any other purpose.
To turn off a third party’s cookies to block advertising, please visit the following opt-out pages:
How you can control advertising cookies
You can use the Ads Preferences Manager to manage the Google ads you see.
You can also manage many companies’ cookies used for online advertising at the US-based aboutads.info choices page or the EU-based Your Online Choices.
Finally, you can manage cookies in your web browser.
Some online shopping sites display past purchases by users, and cookies are the technology used for this mechanism.
Cookies save the history of a user’s browsing activity on the user’s computer at the request of a web server. This allows the server to recognize each user’s browser as an ID, and to store information about the user’s activity, such as the number of visits, and the dates and times.
When browsing a website again, the user’s computer sends the cookie information to the web server, which identifies the user’s browser by verifying the cookie information. This is how the server is able to identify each user’s access trends. Cookies, however, do not identify a user’s private information, so a cookie is best described as a browser-specific ID that automatically generates a series of numbers and letters that cannot be used for individual identification.
Users may disable cookies by changing the settings in their browser software, although this may disable certain functions of the website.