What are cookies?
First of all at www.Rail-Pass.com we use minimal amount cookies than any other rail pass and rail ticket website.
Secondly 'in truth we have no idea how to utilise them'. So the above statement is more true than most travel websites
Cookies are tiny crumbs of personal data that we automatically collect when you use our website or app.
When we refer to cookies, we may mean cookies and similar technologies, such as web pixels, tags. SDKs, GIFs, and beacons.
What types of cookies we use and why
We have three cookie flavours:
What happens when you turn off cookies?
If you turn off all cookies or use an app or web-blocking software, Trainline may not work in the best way. Imagine you searched for train tickets from London to Manchester and you added these tickets to your basket but accidentally closed our site before booking. If you’ve turned off cookies, when you return, your basket won’t be saved, so you’ll have to search for those tickets all over again. Cookies make things a bit easier.
Disabling cookies on your desktop won’t affect the cookies on your mobile, so you’ll have to turn them off for each device you use.
Just so you know, turning off cookies won’t delete cookies from your browser. You’ll need to do this from your browser settings.
Strictly necessary cookies
These strictly necessary cookies can’t be turned off, as they power our site.
They’re used for identity, security, fraud prevention, and functionality purposes.
About these Strictly necessary cookies
Strictly necessary cookies are created every time you use our app or site. Among other things, these cookies let us remember your choices so we can do things like:
Our identification cookies let us show you your favourite journey, before you sign in because we remember your choices. These cookies make checking your train home easier, as we auto-fill your departure and arrival stations.
These cookies tend to focus on what you’re doing, to help our app and site do what you ask it to.
About these Performance cookies
We rely on analytics cookies to tell us how our site/app responds to our users. Once we know how we’re doing, we can see where we can improve.
We work with service providers including Google, Adobe, Facebook, and Branch to provide tools to analyse info at an aggregate level about the use of our site and app.
Now we’re on to the cool stuff. Personalisation cookies save you time by helping us do things.
Even if you choose to turn off these cookies, you’ll still see ads. They’ll just be less relevant.
About these Personalisation cookies
We also use these cookies to make sure you see ads that are relevant to you. It’s important to note, disabling these cookies won’t stop adverts, it’ll just make them generic.
And, even if you opt-out of Ads Personalisation, you may still see ads based on things like your general location, which we get from your IP address, your browser type, and your search terms.
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What Is A Cookie?
Cookies are small text files, unique to your account or browser, that are sent between www.Rail-Pass.com 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 www.Rail-Pass.com and are automatically deleted when you close your browser. For example, www.Rail-Pass.com 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.
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 www.Rail-Pass.com 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:
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 improve your experience:
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.
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
The most popular browsers provide advice for managing cookies, such as these:
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.