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Cookie policy

This Cookie Policy (the “Policy”) applies to the Panasonic Audio System Voice Control Service (WebSite) located at (the “Website”).

Our Website uses cookies. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we put on your computer when you visit the Website. These cookies enable us to distinguish you from other users of our Website, they help us to provide you with the best possible experience when you browse our Website and also allow us to make improvements. Cookies improve your browsing experience by:

  • Remembering settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page.
  • Remembering information you’ve given (e.g. your postcode) so you don’t need to keep entering it.
  • Analysing how you use the Website to improve the way it works for you, to make sure that you find what you’re looking for easily, and to ensure it meets your needs.
  • Monitoring the efficiency of our advertising.

As cookies can contain personal data, Panasonic uses cookies within the framework of its Privacy Policy. You can find more information about the data collected, why Panasonic collects personal data and how it uses it and your rights in this respect in the Privacy Policy located at /support/global/cs/audio/faq/vc/privacypolicy.html

1. What cookies do we use and how do we use them
1.1 Measuring Website usage
Third party cookies
Google Analytics

We use third party cookies (i.e. Google Analytics cookies) to collect information about how people use the Website. We do this to make sure it is meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do things better.
Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the Website, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your name or address so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

We use the following cookies from Google Analytics:

Source Cookie Name Purpose 1st or 3rd party Duration
Google Analytics __utma This cookie keeps track of the number of times you visited the Website, when your first visit was, and when your last visit occurred. Google Analytics uses the information from this cookie to calculate things like days and visits to purchase. 3rd Party 2 years
Google Analytics __utmb If you login to your WordPress account, WordPress will set the wordpress_logged_in_[hash] cookie, which indicates when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use. 3rd Party 30 minutes
Google Analytics __utmc This cookie takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when you enter the Website. 3rd Party Upon closing the browser
Google Analytics __utmz This cookie keeps track of which website you came from, what search engine you used, what link you 3rd Party 2 years
    clicked on, what keyword you used, and where they were in the world when you accessed a website.    

2. How to manage cookies

You have options to manage the cookies that you want to accept from this Website, which we have detailed below.

Browser settings:

The settings of most browsers can be modified to prevent your computer from accepting cookies, although this may mean that some of the features of this Website (and other sites) will not work properly and may restrict your user experience.

These settings will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise you should use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.

• Cookie settings in Internet Explorer

• Cookie settings in Firefox

• Cookie settings in Chrome

Turn off anonymous Google Analytics cookies:

You can install a Google Analytics browser “plug in” to prevent the Website sending information about your visit to Google Analytics. More information about this can be found below.

• Google Analytics & Privacy

Other useful links

If you would like to find out more about cookies and their wider use, you may find the following links of interest:

• Microsoft Cookies guide

• All About Cookies