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Cookies and Privacy

This is the cookie and privacy policy for AkiraKurosawa.info. In a nutshell, this website respects your privacy but does things that also most other websites do to store information about your visit in order to make running the website possible. AkiraKurosawa.info uses Google Analytics to gather anonymous visitor data and Mailchimp for email newsletters. The website is primarily run by one person.

Information Collected

Like most other websites, AkiraKurosawa.info collects visitor information that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The purpose in collecting this non-personally identifying information is to better understand how the visitors use the website and to show them the right content.

Some visitors choose to interact with AkiraKurosawa.info in ways that require the website to gather potentially personally identifying information. The website collects information like internet protocol (IP) addresses and email addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on the website.

When a user registers an account, the website asks them to provide a username and an email address. In their user profile, users can also voluntarily provide more information about themselves, which is displayed to other registered users.

Visitors can always refuse to supply personally identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website related activities.

AkiraKurosawa.info will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so (but see section “Business Transfers”). All reasonable steps are taken to ensure the safety of your personally identifiable information, but AkiraKurosawa.info cannot guarantee that the security measures undertaken will prevent third parties from illegally obtaining this information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and which the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. This website uses cookies to help the website identify and track visitors, their usage of the website, and their website access preferences. Visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using the website, with the drawback that certain features of the website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Cookies are required for the comments and forums sections of this website and neither will function correctly unless they are enabled.

Third Party Services

AkiraKurosawa.info uses Google Analytics to collect anonymous visitor data such as the number of visitors per day. Google collects cookie and usage data and utilizes it to track and examine the use of the website, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. This data is store on Google’s servers around the world. You can find Google’s privacy policy here. It is also possible to opt out from Google Analytics by following this link.

AkiraKurosawa.info uses Mailchimp for email alerts. Mailchimp provides a service that allows AkiraKurosawa.info to send newsletters to you, should you wish to subscribe to such a service. Your newsletter subscription related data is stored on MailChimp’s servers, which are located in the United States. To learn more about MailChimp’s services and how they handle data, you can read MailChimp’s Privacy Policy, Cookie Statement and Terms of Use.

AkiraKurosawa.info is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon’s websites. Links from this website to Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, and other Amazon websites, may contain information that allows this website to receive a commission for any purchases made through these links. For Amazon’s privacy policy, see here.

Content on Other Websites

Articles on this website may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

AkiraKurosawa.info contains links to other websites. Once you have used these links to leave the website, you should note that AkiraKurosawa.info has no control over the other website. AkiraKurosawa.info cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting other websites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement.

How Long Data is Retained

If you provide data to AkiraKurosawa.info, this data and its metadata are by default retained indefinitely. This is so any follow-up communication can be recognizes and approved automatically.

Business Transfers

In the unlikely event that AkiraKurosawa.info is acquired by a third party, user information is one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by that third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of the website may continue to use your personal information as set forth here.


While this page states this website’s standards for maintenance of personally identifiable information and all reasonable efforts will be made to meet them, AkiraKurosawa.info is not in a position to guarantee these standards. AkiraKurosawa.info reserves the right to disclose your personally identifiable information in cases where such disclosure is required by law or is necessary pursuant to legal proceeding or a court order.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, this privacy policy may change from time to time, and in our sole discretion. You can check this page for any changes to the policy. Your continued use of this website after any change will constitute your acceptance of such change.


If you have any questions or require further information, contact admin@akirakurosawa.info.