Cookie Policy

This website operated by Nippon Steel & Sumikin Research Institute Corporation, with its principal place of business at Kokusai Bldg., 2nd Fl. (General entrance), 1-1 Marunouchi 3-chome, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 100-0005, Japan (“NSRI”), uses "cookies". A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site.

Use of Cookies

NSRI uses cookies to improve the performance of this website, so that it is more attractive and easier to use. Such cookies are deleted upon closing the browser.

This website also uses functions of the web analytics service, Google Analytics, provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies to help analyze how users use the website, and prepares reports on website activities. The information generated by the Google Analytics cookies about the use of the website is generally transmitted to and stored on Google servers. Google is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield framework. Data stored by Google Analytics will be automatically deleted from Google’s servers in 26 months.

Cookies on this website are not used for any purpose other than those described here. Information stored in cookies is not used to identify individual users.

How to control cookies

Cookies may be blocked or restricted by changing the settings of the user's browser. However, if cookies for the website are blocked, users may no longer be able to fully use all functions of the website. For instructions on how to block or restrict cookies, please check the support page of the relevant browser.

In addition, users can prevent the collection of data generated by the Google Analytics cookies about their use of the website, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in provided under the following link:
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Users' Rights

Where respective requirements under applicable laws are met, users may have certain rights including the right to access, to rectification, to erasure, and to restriction of processing.

In order to exercise the rights specified above, as well as in the case of questions and complaints concerning the use of their personal data, users of this website may contact NSRI and its representative in Europe ("the European Office of Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation"), by sending an e-mail to

Users in the EEA may also contact the competent supervisory authority, should they have complaints about the use of personal data through the use of cookies by NSRI.

NSRI may update this policy from time to time. The current version will be posted on NSRI's website. This policy was last updated on 25 May 2018.