The following cookie notice relates to the following legal entities:

  • Hitachi Rail STS S.p.A.

  • Hitachi Rail Limited

  • As part of its privacy notice, Hitachi Rail intends to provide detailed information regarding, specifically, the cookie notice.

General information

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 terminal (computer, notebook, tablet, smartphone), to the web browsing software (browser) of the website visitor, to be subsequently re-sent to the visited website upon the subsequent visit. The cookie is then read again and identified only by the website which has sent it whenever the user visit that website. When surfing the web, users may also receive on their terminal cookies 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. A possible distinction is between the two macro-categories of “technical” and “profiling” cookies.

  1. Technical 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 as detailed in Section 122, par. 1, of the Privacy Code.

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 surfing experience and website use (enabling, for example, purchase or the authentication to access restricted areas of the website);

  • 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 on their ways of surfing the website;

  • functionality cookies, which enable users to surf the website based on a set of selected criteria (for example the language and the products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service provided.

  1. Profiling cookies

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. Italian and European rules and regulations provide that web users must be adequately informed on the use of such cookies and express their valid consent.

  1. Third-party cookies

These enable the website to remember the user data throughout the visit time, or for the following visits, and thus they enable the user to surf the pages efficiently, interact with social networks, and use third party services.

Cookies may be set on the websites which have contents in our website (third-party cookies).

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:

  • Mozilla Firefox

  • Google Chrome

  • Internet Explorer

  • Safari

  • Opera

The user may also use the following tools to customise the cookies in his/her browser. De-activating some cookies may limit the website functions.

Save for the clarifications provided below, we hereby specify that if it were decided to block cookies completely, some services provided by Hitachi Rail which mandatory require cookies may be unavailable; most of the services provided through Hitachi Rail website do not require the acceptance of cookies.

How Hitachi Rail uses cookies

Hitachi Rail uses exclusively technical cookies (including also analytics cookies).

Hitachi Rail  therefore uses cookies exclusively for purposes technically essential to the provision of services through its website, including:

  • 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.

  • to calculate user reactions to special offers, if any, in anonymous form.

Hitachi Rail do not use cookies for profiling purposes.

Cookies of third parties, including partner companies or companies belonging to Hitachi Rail

Hitachi Rail authorises prospective customer service providers to send their cookies to the website visitor’s computer. The ways to use its cookies by partner companies and/or subsidiaries of the Hitachi Rail  are governed by the relevant privacy procedures, and not in accordance with Hitachi Rail specific operations.

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:

Technical name




cookie-agreed, privacycookie

Technical functionality cookie

It tracks record of the fact that a user has accepted or rejected the use of the various types of website’s cookies

variable, depending on the website,
3 months - 1 year


Technical session cookie

It helps the website to verify the browser’s javascript functions

when the navigation session ends


Technical session cookie

Only for authenticated users (it prevents multiple logins for the same user on a browser session)

one week


Technical session cookie

It generates a casual number when one starts to use the website (it is essential to enable the website to work properly)

one month


Technical functionality cookie

It is inserted by the CMS to track record of the user’s display preferences

one year


Technical functionality cookie

It tracks record of the size of the font chosen by the user

one week


Technical functionality cookie

It enables to track the underlined portions in the case that the underlying tool is active

one month


Technical functionality cookie

Remember the Contrast setting for fonts.

one week

Third-party cookie


Technical name




Google Analytics

__utma __utmb __utmc

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 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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