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Cookies

Last updated on 09 November 2023.

Rail Partners Limited (“RPL”, “we”, “our”, or “us”) is committed to protecting personal data and privacy rights. This Cookies and Related Technologies Policy (“Policy”) explains what cookies and similar technologies are, how we use them with our Services, and what your rights are. “Services” include any access, use, interaction or engagement with our website at www.railpartners.co.uk.

We hope you take some time to read through it carefully, as it is important. Changes to this Policy may be made periodically to reflect changes in our data practices or relevant laws. If the changes we make are material, we will notify you if and when required by law. If the changes we make are non-material, this Policy will be updated by posting an updated version of this Policy on our website. You can tell when this Policy was last updated by looking at the date at the top of the Policy. Any changes to our Policy will become effective upon posting of the revised Policy to the site. By using our Services you acknowledge that you have read and understood this Policy.

For more information about RPL's data privacy practices please review the RPL Privacy Policy.

This Policy describes the following important topics related to your information. Click through to jump to a specific section:

  1. What Are Cookies and Similar Technologies
  2. Types and Purposes of Cookies
  3. How can you control Cookies?
  4. Cookie Data We Collect
  5. Further Information

1. What Are Cookies and Similar Technologies

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your browser or device by websites, apps, online media, and advertisements that are used to remember your browser or device during and across website visits. They can be stored either directly or by using an application that relies on a web browser. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information. Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, RPL) are called “first-party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner on the owner’s behalf are called “third-party cookies”. Third-party cookies enable third-party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. advertising, interactive content and analytics).

We also utilize other technologies that may identify you or the devices you use. For example:

  • “pixels” (also called pixel tags or beacons) are small blocks of code installed on (or called by) a webpage, app, or advertisement which can retrieve certain information about your device and browser, including for example: device type, operating system, browser type and version, website visited, time of visit, referring website, IP address, advertising identifiers, and other similar information, including the small text file (the cookie) that uniquely identifies the device. These pixel tags enable us to recognize when someone has visited our website or opened an email that we have sent them and allows us to: monitor the traffic patterns of users within our site, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to our website from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of email marketing campaigns. Pixels provide the means by which third parties can set and read browser cookies from a domain that they do not themselves operate and collect information about visitors to that domain, typically with the permission of the domain owner.
  • “Local storage” refers generally to other places on a browser or device where information can be stored by websites, ads, or third parties (such as HTML5 local storage and browser cache).

2. Types and Purposes of Cookies

The specific types of first and third-party cookies and the purposes they perform are described below:

Type of Cookie

Purpose

Strictly Necessary

These cookies (including local storage and similar technologies) are essential to enable your use of the site or services, such as assisting with your account login, so we can show you the appropriate experience and features such as your account information, history, and to edit your account settings. They may also provide authentication, site security, and help localize the language based on the geography of your visit.

Functional

These provide functionality that help us deliver our Services. For example, cookies may pre-fill fields. We may also use cookies and similar technologies to help us provide you and others with social plugins and other customized content and experiences, such as making suggestions to you and others.

Analytics, Performance and Research

These are used to understand, improve, and research our Services, including when you access the RPL website and related websites and apps from a computer or mobile device. For example, we may use cookies to understand how you are using site features, and segmenting audiences for feature testing. We and our partners may use these technologies and the information we receive to improve and understand how you use websites, apps, products and services. (These are sometimes also used for advertising too, though we will do not currently place adverts or use our website to do so.)

Targeting

These cookies and pixels are used to deliver relevant ads, track email marketing or ad campaign performance and efficiency. We do not currently use these cookies or pixels.

Mobile-Specific

These technologies are used to deliver relevant mobile ads, track mobile marketing or mobile ad campaigns and efficiency. We do not currently use these technologies.

3. How can you control cookies?

You have the right to choose whether or not to accept cookies (other than "Strictly Necessary" cookies). However, they are an important part of how our Services work, so you should be aware that if you choose to refuse or remove cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of the Services.

Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies. To do so, please follow the instructions provided by your browser which are usually located within the "Help" or “Preferences” menu. Some third parties also provide the ability to refuse their cookies directly by clicking on an opt-out link, and we have indicated where this is possible in the table below.

Removing or rejecting browser cookies does not necessarily affect third-party flash cookies which may be used by us or our partners in connection with our Services. For further information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them, you can visit https://youradchoices.com.

For mobile users, you have controls in your device Operating System that enable you to choose whether to allow cookies, or share your advertising ID with companies like RPL. For information on controlling your mobile choices, you can visit www.networkadvertising.org/mobile-choices.

To help control or block certain ads in mobile applications, you may choose to download and utilize the DAA mobile app, https://youradchoices.com/appchoices

In addition, many advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.

4. Cookie Data We Collect

Cookie Name Source Expires Purpose What Personal Data Is Obtained?
__hssc
This cookie keeps track of sessions. This is used to determine if HubSpot should increment the session number and timestamps in the __hstc cookie. It contains the domain, view count (increments each pageView in a session), and session start timestamp.
HubSpot
First Party
30 Minutes Analytics, Performance and Research Tracks pages visited
__hssrc
Whenever HubSpot changes the session cookie, this cookie is also set to determine if the visitor has restarted their browser. If this cookie does not exist when HubSpot manages cookies, it is considered a new session.
HubSpot
First Party
End of session Analytics, Performance and Research Tracks pages visited
__hstc
The main cookie for tracking visitors. It contains the domain, utk, initial timestamp (first visit), last timestamp (last visit), current timestamp (this visit), and session number (increments for each subsequent session)
HubSpot
First Party
390 Days Analytics, Performance and Research Tracks pages visited
hubspotutk
HubSpot sets this cookie to keep track of the visitors to the website. This cookie is passed to HubSpot on form submission and used when deduplicating contacts.
HubSpot
First Party
5 months 27 days Analytics Tracks pages visited
__cf_bm
This cookie, set by Cloudflare, is used to support Cloudflare Bot Management.
.hubspot.com
First Party
30 minutes Functional None
_ga
The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.
Google
First Party
2 years Analytics Tracks pages visited
_gid
Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website's performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.
Google
First Party
1 day Analytics Tracks pages visited
_gat_gtag_UA_228895251_1
Set by Google to distinguish users.
railpartners.co.uk
First Party
1 minute Analytics Tracks pages visited
UserMatchHistory
LinkedIn sets this cookie for LinkedIn Ads ID syncing.
.linkedin.com
First Party
1 month Functional Tracks pages visited
lang
LinkedIn sets this cookie to remember a user's language setting.
.ads.linkedin.com
First Party
session Functional Language Settings
bcookie
LinkedIn sets this cookie from LinkedIn share buttons and ad tags to recognize browser ID.
.linkedin.com
First Party
2 years Functional Tracks pages visited
lidc
LinkedIn sets the lidc cookie to facilitate data center selection.
.linkedin.com
First Party
1 day Functional Tracks pages visited
lang
LinkedIn sets this cookie to remember a user's language setting.
.linkedin.com
First Party
session Functional Language Settings
bscookie
LinkedIn sets this cookie to store performed actions on the website.
www.linkedin.com
First Party
2 years Functional Tracks pages visited
AnalyticsSyncHistory
Used to store information about the time a sync took place with the lms_analytics cookie
.linkedin.com
First Party
1 month Other Tracking
li_gc
Used to store consent of guests regarding the use of cookies for non-essential purposes
.linkedin.com
First Party
2 years Other Cookie Consent

5. Further Information

If you have any questions about our use of cookies or related technologies, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..