GDPR Cookie Notice

Version October 12, 2023

This Cookie Notice sets out how cookies are used via the websites (“Open a pop-upthe Websites”). In addition, some background information on cookies and how you can change your cookie settings, is provided.

Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. is involved with and responsible for the processing of your personal data via the Websites. Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. will be referred to as “Yamato Holdings”, “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 GDPR Privacy Policy.

Please note that we may update our Cookie Notice 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. 1.1Essence 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.
    There are two different categories of cookies:
    1. aFirst party cookies.
      Cookies which Yamato Holdings places on your Device for its own purposes.
    2. bThird party cookies.
      Cookies placed by or for an external/third party (e.g. other company). Yamato Holdings may obtain cookie information from third parties when you visit other websites.
  2. 1.2Purpose cookies.
    After a cookie is placed on your Device, your Device can be recognized as you surf through the Websites via the same web browser. This will for instance enable the Websites to remember your language settings and which webpages you visited. If such cookies are placed by a third-party (third-party cookies), such third-party can (also) recognize your Device. It is also possible that cookie information is afterwards shared with third-parties. For more information on cookies, please be referred to the website Open in New
  3. 1.3Lifecycle cookies.
    After a cookie is placed on a Device, it is only valid for a certain period.
    1. aDefault 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.
    2. bDeletion
      You can choose to delete a cookie manually before its validity period has lapsed. For more information on this, please see the section “How can you delete cookies or change your cookie setting?” below.


We may use five types of cookies on the Websites (i) strictly necessary cookies (ii) functional cookies, (iii) analytical/performance cookies, (iv) advertising/targeting cookies and (iv) social media cookies. More information on this is provided below.

We do not need your consent for cookies which are strictly necessary for the functioning of the Websites or some analytical/performance cookies if these will have little or no impact on your private life.

  1. 2.1Strictly necessary cookies
    Strictly necessary cookies are necessary for the Websites 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.
  2. 2.2Functional cookies.
    Functional cookies enable the Websites to provide enhanced performance for some website resources and services as well as sometimes to adopt a higher level of personalisation on user experience, for example to remember your language settings.
  3. 2.3Analytical / performance cookies.
    Analytical/performance cookies are used to analyze and map the use of a certain website, so that the quality and/or effectiveness of the website can be improved.
  4. 2.4Advertising/targeting cookies.
    Advertising /targeting cookies are cookies which Yamato Holdings uses to analyze user activity and sessions and allows Yamato Holdings to deliver a more personalized experience.
  5. 2.5Social media cookies.
    On the Websites social media buttons are included, which redirect to our social media pages after clicking. These are so-called non-active social media buttons. You have to consciously press one of these buttons before cookies from the social media in question can be placed. For details of the cookies, please confirm the privacy policies of each social media website.


On the Websites, we may use the cookies as set out here, .


You can change your cookie settings as stated below:

  1. 4.1Cookie settings general.
    Within your browser you can change your cookie preferences and choose whether you wish to accept cookies or not. It differs per browser which sort of choices you can make, such as denying all third-party cookies. For your convenience we included links below on how to change cookie settings on the most used internet browsers. Via these links it is also possible to delete cookies that have been placed in the past.
  2. 4.2Cookie settings.
    You can change your cookie settings just for the Websites here, .
  3. 4.3Reduced functionality Websites.
    Please note that if you refuse certain cookies, it may reduce the functionality of some parts of the Websites.


This Cookie Notice lists cookies used on the Websites, however the application of EU data protection law and / or UK data protection law is limited to the Websites as far as EEA and / or UK individuals are targeted.


For any questions, comments or requests about our Cookie Notice, you may contact us via e-mail: ( or post (address: 16-10, Ginza 2-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-8125, Japan).