FUKUOKA 2022TRAVEL GUIDE

Cookie Policy

1. Use of cookies and similar technologies

Fukuoka City uses cookies and similar technologies on this website to analyze customer usage in order to improve services and provide more personalized advertisements and services. The following policy outlines how cookie data is used. Please also refer to Fukuoka City’s Personal Information Protection System to learn more about the handling and transfer of personal information.

Further, this policy may be subject to partial or complete alteration depending on the city of Fukuoka. When there is a change, we will notify you of the details on our website.

2. What are cookies and similar technologies?

A cookie is a small data file sent from a website and stored on a device (such as a computer or mobile phone) as a tag to identify the customer whenever they access the website. By using cookies, we can obtain information such as the number of visits to our website by a specific device and websites other than those the customer has visited in the past. 

A similar technology called a web beacon (or a pixel tag) is a small piece of code that can be embedded on online content such as videos and email and sends information from your device to the server. By using web beacons, we can obtain information such as the number of times a piece of content has been viewed, the date and time of viewing, and whether or not an email has been opened from a specific device. 

In addition, you can disable cookies and web beacons by changing your browser settings as described in section 4 below.

3. Purpose of cookies and similar technologies

(1) To understand website usage and consider potential service improvement

Fukuoka City may use cookie data and similar technologies to collect, analyze, and utilize information relating to the customer’s use of this website to optimize the site and provide better services to our customers. For this purpose, this website mainly uses the following tools.

* Google Analytics Tool Provider: Google Inc.

Next, the apps listed below use cookies to improve their services, and Fukuoka City provides services that use these apps.

* YouTube Tool Provider: YouTube, LLC

(2) Advertisement Distribution

ukuoka City utilizes the ad delivery services of several advertising firms to display ads to returning web visitors when they view a specific web page. At this time, we use cookie data and similar technologies to obtain information on the customer’s previous visits to our website. The main ad delivery services used by Fukuoka City are listed in 4(2) below. Please see sections 4(1) and 4(2) to learn how to disable the delivery of ads.

* How to disable (opt-out of) cookies used in targeted ads from Google

Fukuoka City outsources the distribution of some of the ads displayed on this site to Google.

When you visit a page that displays ads from Google, Google also obtains the cookie data of the company and uses it to display ads tailored to your interests.

If you would like to disable these cookies, please refer to Google’s Privacy Policy (click here for details) and follow the procedure to opt-out. 

Further, please note that disabling cookies may prevent the delivery of useful information to customers.

* How to disable (opt-out of) cookies used in targeted ads from Yahoo

Fukuoka City outsources the distribution of some of the ads displayed on this site to Yahoo. 

When you visit a page that displays ads from Yahoo, Yahoo also obtains the cookie data of the company and uses it to display ads tailored to your interests.

If you would like to disable these cookies, please refer to Yahoo’s page on “Disabling Targeted Ads” (click here for details) and follow the procedure to opt-out.

Fukuoka City outsources the distribution of some of the ads displayed on this site to Yahoo. 

When you visit a page that displays ads from Yahoo, Yahoo also obtains the cookie data of the company and uses it to display ads tailored to your interests.

If you would like to disable these cookies, please refer to Yahoo’s page on “Disabling Targeted Ads” (click here for details) and follow the procedure to opt-out.

Further, please note that disabling cookies may prevent the delivery of useful information to customers.

* How to disable (opt-out of) cookies used in targeted ads from Facebook

Fukuoka City outsources the distribution of some of the ads displayed on this site to Facebook.

When you visit a page that displays ads from Facebook, Facebook also obtains the cookie data of the company and uses to display ads tailored to your interests.

If you would like to disable these cookies, please visit Facebook’s Help Center (click here for details) and follow the procedure to opt-out.

Further, please note that disabling cookies may prevent the delivery of useful information to customers. 

* How to disable (opt-out of) cookies used in targeted ads from Twitter

Fukuoka City outsources the distribution of some of the ads displayed on this site to Twitter.

When you visit a page that displays ads from Twitter, Twitter also obtains the cookie data of the company and uses it to display ads tailored to your interests.

If you would like to disable these cookies, please view the page “How Twitter Ads work” (click here for details) and follow the procedure to opt-out.

Further, please note that disabling cookies may prevent the delivery of useful information to customers. 

(3) Improving customer convenience

We use cookies and similar technologies to improve your website experience. Cookies can record any information you have selected, so that the selection screen does not appear repeatedly, as well as save information that you have input, eliminating the need to fill it in again when you move on to a different screen. These apply to social networking service (SNS) plugins (such as the Facebook like button or the Twitter tweet button) and social login services (the feature that allows you to login to SNS accounts such as Google, Facebook, and LINE).

4. How to disable cookies and similar technologies

(1) How to disable all cookies

Cookies previously saved on your device will continue to be stored there until you intentionally delete them or their specified expiration date passes. Generally, the major web browsers have cookie acceptance enabled by default, but it is possible to disable cookies by changing the settings on your browser. 

If you disable cookies, this website’s functions, such as 3(3), may be rendered partially or fully unusable, and certain pages may be displayed incorrectly. 

Please refer to the links below to learn how to change the cookie settings in each browser.

Google Chrome

Microsoft Internet Explorer

Microsoft Edge

Mozilla Firefox

Apple Safari

(2) How to disable individual cookies

To disable Google Analytics which is described above in section 3(1), follow the link below and download and install the “Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on” on the page provided by Google and change your browser’s add-on settings. Please be aware that using this add-on may affect the use of other Google products and services.

Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

To disable the delivery of ads as described in section 3(2) above, please access the pages provided by the advertising firms linked below and disable each cookie. 

Please note that by disabling these ads, you may be affected when you use the products and services of each company.

Main advertising firmsPrivacy (Cookie) PolicyHow to disable advertisements
Yahoo, Inc.Yahoo Privacy PolicyHow to disable targeted ads
Google, Inc. andGoogle NetworkGoogle Privacy PolicyOn blocking specific ads
Facebook, Inc.Cookies and other storage technologyRegarding Facebook Ads
Twitter, Inc.Use of cookies and similar technologies on TwitterDisplay settings for personalized ads
LINE CorporationLINE Privacy PolicySettings > Privacy > Ad Settings > Uncheck “use my cookies to personalize ads”

(3) How to disable web beacons

In the case that web beacons are included in online content, you can disable them by following the procedures listed in sections (1) and (2) above.

On the other hand, if a beacon is included in electronic mail such as an email newsletter, you may be able to disable it by choosing not to download the image contained in the email you received. However, some email softwares do not have this capability, and in that case, we request that you unsubscribe from our newsletter or change the settings so that you cannot receive emails from us anymore.

5. Inquiries

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our cookie policy, please contact us at the email below.

Fukuoka City Economic Tourism Culture Bureau Tourism Convention Department
Tourism Marketing Division Tourism Brand 1st Section

E-mail: kanko-marketing.EPB@city.fukuoka.lg.jp