Effective: 5th November 2019
What Is A Cookie?
Cookies are small text files, unique to your account or browser, that are sent between Rail Europe and your computer or mobile device. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device and, for instance, remember your preferences and generally improve your online user experience.
There are two types of cookies, “session” and “persistent”. Session-based cookies are stored only while you browse Rail Europe and are automatically deleted when you close your browser. For example, Rail Europe uses session-based cookies to hold a ticket in your basket while you browse the Site. If you don’t have an account, those tickets will disappear when you close your browser.
Persistent cookies last until you or your browser deletes them or until they expire. For example, if you are an account holder and signed in, Rail Europe uses persistent cookies to hold tickets in your basket while you are signed into your account so that you can close your browser and buy the tickets later. The duration of our persistent cookies are set out in the table below.
Although this notice refers to the general term ‘cookie’, it also applies to similar tracking technologies that we use (such as ‘web beacons’, ‘clear GIFs’ and ‘pixel tags’).
Visit this site (https://www.allaboutcookies.org/) to find out more about cookies.
What information about you does Rail Europe collect?
As is true of most websites, we collect information about your device, including your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information.
Here are a few examples of information that we collect with cookies and other similar technology:
- Browser and browser version
- Operating system and version
- Referring Domain
- UTM tracking from the referrer e.g. if you’ve come to Rail Europe via one of our affiliates
To let you do things on the website: Some cookies are associated with your account in order to remember that you are logged in or hold tickets in your basket.
To ensure our website is secure: Cookies also make your interactions more secure, to make sure the personal information you give us does not also fall into the wrong hands.
To provide you with relevant marketing information: These cookies are used to deliver relevant advertising content and help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign.
|Name of cookie||Provider||Purpose||Duration||How to Opt out|
|Google (Analytics)||To collect information about how visitors use the website. We use the information to compile reports and help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they have visited. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.||
_ga : 13 months
_gid : 24 hours
_gat : 10 minutes
|You can opt-out of third-party cookies from Google Analytics.|
|mp_ mixpanel||Mixpanel (Analytics)||To collect information to help us understand how website visitors use our website and our mobile application, so that we can improve the services we offer to you.||mp_ mixpanel : 12 months||See the “Do Not Track” settings section in Mixpanel’s guidance: https://help.mixpanel.com/hc/en-us/articles/360001113426-Opt-Out-of-Tracking|
|Content Square (Analytics)||To aggregate use and frequency data. We use these anonymous statistics to improve user experience.||
_cs_id : 13 months
_cs_s : 30 min
_cs_vars : session
_cs_ex : 30 days
_cs_c : 13 months
_cs_optout : 13 months
|To be excluded from this monitoring, please click here|
|Facebook (Advertising)||To collect browser information in order to optimise the rendering of the page and for advertising purpose.||
datr : 13 months
fr : 3 months
wd : session
Taking Control Of Cookies
The most popular browsers provide advice for managing cookies, such as these:
- Google Chrome
- Internet Explorer
- Mozilla Firefox
- Safari (Desktop) and Safari (Mobile)
- iPhone and iPad
You can also opt out of targeted marketing through the Digital Advertising Alliance.
There are also lots of browser extensions and third-party apps that let you have more control of your online privacy, for example the Ghostery app.
On your iPhone, iPad or Android, you can change your device settings to control whether you see online interest-based ads.
However, if you choose to restrict our website and apps from creating cookies, you may find that your overall user experience of those services is compromised, for example the website will stop remembering your preferences and in some cases disrupt your experience of our website.
Updating this policy
We may update this notice and so we recommend that you check this notice regularly. We shall notify you of any significant changes by way of a notice on our website or by contacting you directly when reasonably possible.