The following cookie notice relates to the same legal entities as covered by the privacy notice.
What are cookies?
In general, a cookie is a small amount of data (text file), which may contain a single anonymous ID code and which is usually sent from a web server of the website visited on the user’s device (computer, notebook, tablet, smartphone) to the web browsing software (browser) of the website visitor, to be subsequently re-sent to the visited website at the subsequent visit. The cookie is then read again and identified only by the website which has sent it whenever the user visits that website. When browsing, users may also receive cookies on their device which are then sent from other websites or web servers (the so-called “third parties”), which may contain some elements (such as, for example, images, maps, sounds, specific links to pages of other domains) present on the website the user is visiting.
Cookies may be used for various purposes: monitoring sessions, storing information on specific settings regarding the users who access the server, carrying out authentication processes, etc.
It is possible to define and classify them in various ways, for example by distinguishing between “technical” and “profiling” cookies.
Technical cookies are those cookies used for the sole purpose of “carrying out the transmission of a communication on an electronic communications network, or insofar as this is strictly necessary to the provider of an information society service that has been explicitly requested by the contracting party or user to provide said service” and their use does not require the user’s consent.
They are not used for additional purposes and are normally installed directly by the website owner or manager. They may be classified as follows:
- browsing or session cookies: they ensure the normal website browsing experience and website use;
- analytics cookies, similar to technical cookies when used directly by the website manager to collect information in aggregate form on the number of users and their browsing habits;
- functionality cookies, which enable users to browse the website based on a set of selected criteria (for example their preferred language) in order to improve the service provided.
Profiling cookies are aimed at creating user profiles and are used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences shown by the user during their navigation on the web. Web users must be adequately informed of the use of such cookies and must consent to such use.
These enable the website to remember the user data throughout their visit (and for subsequent visits) enabling the user to browse the pages efficiently, interact with social networks, and use third party services.
Any browser may be set to accept all cookies, to reject them all or to receive a notice at the time of receipt. It is also possible to delete the cookies which have been stored on one’s computer. In the following websites it is possible to find information on the cookie settings of the most widespread browsers:
De-activating some cookies may limit the website functions.
Most of the services provided through the Hitachi Rail website do not require the acceptance of cookies. However, blocking cookies completely may result in some services provided by Hitachi Rail becoming unavailable.
to track records of navigation sessions on its website in anonymous form;
to avoid that opinion surveys or pop-up windows, if any, are brought to the attention of the user more than once;
Amendments to this cookie notice
At Hitachi Rail's discretion, the contents of this document may be amended in future, for example in those cases in which should Hitachi Rail decide to add or remove options or characteristics of its own services and products, or should Hitachi Rail decide to rely on new content providers.
Below is a list of the cookies used in this website, divided by category:
Relating to the user
Data storage type
Local storage item
Session storage item
Relating to the session
Data storage type
Relating to Feedback and Survey tools
Data storage type
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Technical analytical cookie
These cookies collect data on the user’s behaviour. This information is used to fill in reports for statistical analyses and to improve the website. All the data are collected in anonymous form.
Six months to two years. For more in-depth information:
Technical functionality cookie
The cookie, which is present if the social sharing service AddThis.com is active on the website, is used to make sure that the user sees the updated count if they share a page on social platforms.
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