What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files placed on your computer or internet enabled device by websites in order to add functionality. A cookie can be used to identify a user’s computer or internet enabled device to the website, or to other third party websites. This allows websites to improve the way they work, such as remembering preferences expressed by a user or tracking a user’s use of a website for statistical analysis. Typically, cookies involve the assigning of a unique number to the visitor. More information about cookies can be found on www.aboutcookies.org and www.allaboutcookies.org.
Cookies on Iarnród Éireann Websites
Iarnród Éireann sets the following types of cookies on your device when you visit our websites:
- Strictly Necessary / First Party cookies
- Performance and Analytics / Third Party cookies
- Targeting and Advertising cookies
These cookies are a mixture of first party cookies, which we set ourselves, and third party cookies set by third party service providers.
Strictly Necessary and First Party cookies
First Party cookies or strictly necessary allow you to access our websites, to move between pages and to receive services which you have requested.
These cookies include session cookies that allow users to stay logged in while navigating through our websites and to carry out essential tasks such as adding items to a shopping basket when purchasing tickets on our websites.
These cookies don’t usually contain any personal data and are typically set by Iarnród Éireann to provide specific services such as e-commerce transactions.
Strictly Necessary and First Party cookies can be amended on the View and Manage Cookies page.
Performance and Analytics cookies
Cookies are also used to collect statistical information about visitors of our websites and the pages they view. These cookies allow visitors to receive a high quality experience through customised offerings and facilitate timely identification and resolution of any issues that arise.
Information collected by these cookies is aggregated and used anonymously. *Where personal information is provided such as name, email, social media log in or contact number is only used for the purpose of the communication or to contact you in relation to the topic you were communication with us on.
Performance and Analytics cookies can be amended on the View and Manage Cookies page.
Targeting and advertising cookies
Targeting and advertising cookies can be amended on the View and Manage Cookies page.
Other third party cookies
Some cookies that have been set on our websites are not related to Iarnród Éireann. When you visit a page with content embedded from a third party such as YouTube, Twitter or Facebook, these service providers may set their own cookies on your web browser.
Other third party cookies can be amended on the View and Manage Cookies page.
Controlling and disabling cookies
If you do not want your browser to accept cookies, you can turn off the cookie acceptance option in your browser settings. For further information about how to turn off cookie acceptance please refer to the “Help” function in your browser.
Please note that disabling cookie support may prevent the Website from functioning properly and you may not be able to fully utilise all of its features and services. Click the link for more information on how to manage cookies, including how to opt-out of performance cookies.
In order to see all cookies operating on a platform there is several useful tools available that will enable you to see what is being tracked and some even give you the option to disable tracking you do not want for free.
Prior to contacting us, please review all of the information above.
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