Cookie 🍪 policy

Cookies are text files, often encrypted, stored in your browser. They are created when a user's browser loads a given website: the site sends information to the browser, which then creates a text file. Each time the user returns to the same site, the browser retrieves this file and sends it to the website's server.

We can distinguish different types of cookies, which do not have the same purposes:

  • Technical cookies, which are used throughout your browsing, in order to facilitate it and to perform certain functions. A technical cookie can, for example, be used to memorize the responses entered in a form or even the user's preferences regarding the language or presentation of a website, when such options are available.

  • Social media cookies, which can be set by social platforms to allow website designers to share their site content on such platforms. These cookies can in particular be used by social platforms to track the navigation of Internet users on the website concerned, whether or not they use these cookies.

  • Advertising cookies, which can be created not only by the website the user is browsing, but also by other websites displaying advertisements, announcements, widgets or other elements on the displayed page. These cookies can in particular be used to carry out targeted advertising, that is to say advertising determined according to the user's navigation.

Kanjisho uses technical cookies, but Kanjisho does not use social media cookies nor advertising cookies.

Kanjisho also uses Microsoft Clarity, which is a statistical audience analysis tool that generates a cookie to measure the number of visits to the Site, the number of page views and visitor activity. Your IP address is also collected to determine from which city you connect to Kanjisho.

As a reminder, you can oppose the deposit of cookies by configuring your browser.


I would like to draw your attention to the fact that Kanjisho uses multiple sources of data provided by third parties.

The search results are provided by the wonderful Jisho API which itself uses various data sources which you can find on the jisho's website. The data concerning the kanji strokes are provided by the KanjiVG project, under the CC BY 3.0 FR license. I also use Tatoeba to provide example sentences and Kuroshiro to obtain the furiganas and romajis versions of the sentences.

If you find any vices, errors or malfunctions, please let me know so that I can correct them.