Cookie Policy

Rail Media Cookie Policy

LAST UPDATED: 22/05/2018

Introduction

We use technologies on all Rail Media Sites to collect information that helps us improve your online experience. In this Cookie Policy, we refer to these technologies, which include cookies, pixels, web beacons and gifs, collectively as “cookies.” This policy explains the different types of cookies used on the Site and how you can control them. We may change this Cookie Policy at any time. Please take a look at the “LAST REVISED” legend at the top of this page to see when this Cookie Policy was last revised. Any changes in this Cookie Policy will become effective when we make the revised Cookie Policy available on or through the Site.

By using the Site, you agree that we can store and access cookies as described in this policy.

We hope that this policy helps you understand, and feel more confident about, our use of cookies. Please also see our Privacy Policy to understand the other ways in which we use information we collect about you. If you have any further queries, please contact us at data@rail-media.com.

1. What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work in a better, more efficient way. They can do this because websites can read and write these files, enabling them to recognise you and remember important information that will make your use of a website more convenient (e.g. by remembering your user preferences).

2. What cookies do we use?

Below we list the different types of cookies we may use on the Site.

Performance Cookies

Performance cookies, which are sometimes called analytics cookies, collect information about your use of this Site and enable us to improve the way it works. For example, performance cookies show us which are the most frequently visited pages on the Site, allow us to see the overall patterns of usage on the Site, help us record any difficulties you have with the Site and show us whether our advertising is effective or not.

List of performance cookies

COOKIE DOMAIN WHAT DESCRIPTION
_ga, _gat_UA-4533194-8, _gid Several Google Analytics Rail Media uses Google Analytics, which sets a first-party cookie in order to anonymously identify when users return to specific websites. Google uses the information sent with this cookie to store a history of website pages visited in a user’s session. This data will not be used to associate any part of your identity, anonymous or not, with any other data held by Google. Further information about how to opt-out of this cookie can be found at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/partners/

Functionality Cookies

In some circumstances, we may use functionality cookies. Functionality cookies allow us to remember the choices you make on our Site and to provide enhanced and more personalized features, such as customising a certain webpage, remembering if we have asked you to participate in a promotion and for other services you request, like watching a video or commenting on a blog. All of these features help us to improve your visit to the Site.

List of functional cookies

COOKIE DOMAIN WHAT DESCRIPTION
Facebook Like Button cookies facebook.com Facebook Like Button When you create or log in to an account on http://www.facebook.com cookies are stored on your computer in order to remain logged-in to your facebook account when visiting http://www.facebook.com again. The Facebook Like Button used on our Website is hosted by Facebook and your browser therefore sends this cookie data to Facebook when creating the button inside your browser. This data is used by Facebook in order to associate the Facebook Like Button with your Facebook account. This information is not accessible to us, and is not sent to us by Facebook. More information about this cookie and Facebook’s Privacy Policy can be found at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info-on-other#socialplugin
Twitter Share Button twitter.com Twitter Share Button When you create or log in to an account on http://www.twitter.com cookies are stored on your computer in order to remain logged-in to your twitter account when visiting http://www.twitter.com again. The Twitter Share Button used on our Website is hosted by http://www.twitter.com and your browser therefore sends this cookie data to Twitter when creating the button inside your browser. This data is used by Twitter in order to associate the Twitter Share Button with your Twitter account. This data is not accessible to us, and is not sent to us by Twitter. More information about this cookie and Twitter’s Privacy Policy can be found at https://twitter.com/privacy
Google +1 Button google.com Google +1 Button When you create or log in to an account on http://www.google.com cookies are stored on your computer in order to remain logged-in to your Google account when visiting http://www.google.com again. The Google +1 Button used on our Website is hosted by http://www.google.com and your browser therefore sends this cookie data to Google when creating the button inside your browser. This data is used by Google in order to associate the Google +1 Button with your Google account. This data is not accessible to us, and is not sent to us by Google. More information about this cookie and Google’s Privacy Policy can be found at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Targeting, Profiling or Advertising Cookies

We and our service providers may use targeting or advertising cookies to deliver ads that we believe are more relevant to you and your interests which are more targeted to your interests based on the content pages that you have visited on our websites and on our partners websites. These cookies also help us to understand your browser habits and visited websites so we can display ads that are targeted and specific to your interests. For example, we may use targeting or advertising cookies to limit the number of times you see the same ad on our Site and to help measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns or to send you ads that are of specific interest to you based on your past browser habits. These cookies remember what you have looked at on the Site and we may share this information with other organizations, such as advertisers. These cookies will also enable us and third parties to serve ads to you when you visit other websites that may be of interest to you.

List of advertising cookies

COOKIE DOMAIN WHAT DESCRIPTION
__gads GlobalRailNews.com

RailStaff.uk

RailEngineer.uk  

Doubleclick Rail Media uses Google Double Click to serve advertisements. Advertisements are received from Google Double Click servers to your browser along with a cookie to anonymously identify you as you visit websites which serve advertising from Google Double Click servers. In addition to providing website usage data as described above, Google Analytics may also collect anonymous demographic data such as age, gender and interests by placing a Google DoubleClick cookie in your browser. This data is aggregated and anonymised and helps us understand the types of users who visit our site. This cookie may also help us serve advertising tailored to your interests and preferences when you visit our sites or other sites that we advertise on. More information about this cookie, including how to opt-out of receiving the cookie can be found at http://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/ If you opt out of this cookie, you will still see advertising when you visit our sites, but the content of the ads may not be as relevant to you.
Facebook Business GlobalRailNews.com Facebook Rail Media uses Facebook cookies to create custom audiences on Facebook for advertising purposes

For more information about targeting and advertising cookies and how you can opt out, you can visit www.youronlinechoices.com or www.allaboutcookies.org or Network Advertising Initiative. For profiling advertising we use Google remarketing. Should you wish to opt out of Profiling cookies visit Google’s Ads Settings or go to Network Advertising Initiative.

3. How do third parties use cookies on the site?

In some circumstances, we may work with third parties to provide services on our Site. Third-party advertisers and other organizations may use their own cookies to collect information about your activities on our Site and/or the advertisements you have clicked on. This information may be used by them to serve advertisements that they believe are most likely to be of interest to you based on content you have viewed. Third-party advertisers may also use this information to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements. We do not control these cookies and to disable or reject third-party cookies, please refer to the relevant third party’s website. You can also learn more about controlling cookies in section 4 below.

4. How do I control cookies?

You may refuse to accept cookies from this Site at any time by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse cookies. Further information about the procedure to follow in order to disable cookies can be found on your Internet browser provider’s website via your help screen. You may wish to refer to www.allaboutcookies.org for information on commonly used browsers. Please be aware that if cookies are disabled, not all features of the Site may operate as intended.

Where possible, we have added specific cookie control links next to each cookie description.