About our Cookies
What are Cookies?
Cookies are little data files that are placed onto the hardware device which you use to browse the internet (e.g. your Computer, Smartphone or Tablet, your “device”) by websites that you visit. Cookies contain information about your visits to that website and the purpose of cookies is to enable our websites to remember you, and your browsing habits, when you visit it again in the future.
Cookies perform many different functions, including remembering that you are logged in during visits and remembering the user preferences you may have selected. They also help us to identify which of our web pages are the most popular and what type of journey a visitor has through our site.
Cookies fall into two types, ‘Strictly Necessary’ and non-essential cookies.
Strictly Necessary cookies are cookies that are essential to ensure that the website works properly, such as when you plan to purchase a ticket, a cookie is used to ensure that the ticket you wish to purchase stays in the basket when you move onto another webpage, for example, from the booking page to the payment page,
Other cookies (non-essential cookies) are not necessary for the website to operate but help us plan the content and layout of our site and recognise returning visitors that have been to our site before. They therefore play an important role in helping us to enhance the usability and performance of our site to improve your visits.
We need your consent to use non essential cookies on this website.
For details of the cookies we use, please see the table below.
- keep track of the items stored in your shopping basket and take you through the checkout process;
- recognise you whenever you visit this website (this speeds up your access to the website as you do not have to log in each time);
- obtain information about your preferences, online movements and use of the internet;
- carry out research and statistical analysis to help improve our content, products and services and to help us better understand our visitor and customer requirements and interests;
- target our marketing and advertising campaigns more effectively by providing interest-based advertisements that are personalised to your interests; (we use third party tracking cookies to do this) and
- make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable.
What Cookies are used by this Site?
Types of cookie that may be used during your visit to our website are:
- Session cookies (i.e. cookies that are deleted when you leave our website, for example, cookies used to place a ticket in your basket);
- Permanent cookies (i.e. cookies that remain on your device once you have left our website, for example, where you have consented to have your account details saved so you do not have to log onto our website every time you access it);
- Cookie to identify users individually who have logged in, where you have consented to have this installed on your device
- First party cookies (i.e. cookies that we, SE Trains Limited, have installed)
- Third party cookies (i.e. cookies that our contractors, such as Google, have installed)
The table below sets out the cookies we use and is updated with current cookies.
Web beacons are usually 1 pixel size transparent images that help website owners track the activity of users on certain website pages. They can also send the tracking server (i.e. us, or our technology partners) information in cookies – such as whether an HTML email with a web beacon in it has been opened. We use web beacons together with cookies to help us understand how you interact with our website and the emails we send you, to help us improve your experience, to ensure that content is relevant to you, and to better manage our website and email content.
Further details on web beacons, and how to manage them, can be found on the allaboutcookies.org website.
How can I opt out of cookies?
This also enables you to choose which type of cookies you wish to accept or not.
Deletion of some cookies will affect your ability to log in, purchase tickets, use the site or may affect the functionality of the website.
You can find more detailed information about cookies (including how to manage their use via your browser) on the Information Commissioner’s website and at www.allaboutcookies.org.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
You can also use the settings provided in the cookie banner when you first use the site to set your cookie preferences.