technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. When
you visit the site again, the cookie allows that site to recognize your browser. Cookies may store user preferences and
Cookies provide a convenience feature to save you time, or tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific
page. For example, if you personalize pages on our Websites, a cookie helps us to recall your specific information on
subsequent visits. When you return to the same Website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you
can easily use the customized features.
Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, Ricoma) 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 (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The
parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and
also when it visits certain other websites.
We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order
for our Websites to operate, and we refer to these as "essential" or "strictly necessary" cookies. Other cookies also
enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Websites. For example, Ricoma
keeps track of the Websites and pages you visit within Ricoma, in order to determine what portion of the Ricoma Website
is the most popular or most used. This data is used to deliver customized content and promotions within the Ricoma
Website to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area. Third parties serve
cookies through our Websites for advertising, analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.
What types of cookies do we use and how do we use them?
Essential website cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our
Websites such as access to secure areas.
Performance and functionality cookies: These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our
Websites, but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality may become
Analytics and customization cookies: These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us
understand how our Websites are being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our
Websites for you.
Advertising cookies: These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. They perform functions
like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, and
in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.
Social networking cookies: These cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on
our Websites third party social networking and other websites. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes
How can I control cookies?
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies.
still use our website though your access to some functionality and areas of our website may be restricted. As the means
browser's help menu for more information.
In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out
more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/
or http://www.youronlinechoices.com. You may opt out by clicking here: http://preferences.truste.com/
(or if located in the European Union, by clicking here:
http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/). Please note this does not opt you out of being served advertising. You will continue
to receive generic advertisements.
Essential website cookies: Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the Websites to you, you cannot
refuse them. You can block or delete them by changing your browser settings however, as described above.
Do you serve targeted advertising?
Third parties may serve cookies on your computer or mobile device to serve advertising through our Websites. 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. This can be accomplished by them using cookies or web beacons to collect information
about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services of
potential interest to you. The information collected through this process does not enable us or them to identify your
name, contact details or other personally identifying details unless you choose to provide this information.
Where can I get further information?