April 24, 2014

Cookie Policy

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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) by websites that you visit. Cookies contain information about your visits to that website and the purpose of cookies is to enable those websites to remember you, and your browsing habits, when you visit them again in the future.

Cookies perform many different functions, from remembering that you are logged in during visits to what user preferences you may have selected. They also help to identify which web pages are the most popular and what type of journey a visitor has through a website. Cookies help webmasters to plan the content and layout of websites and recognise returning visitors. They therefore play an important role in helping to enhance the usability and performance of sites to improve your visits and make your experience easier.

What cookies will the YREA place on my device?

The Youth Rail Enthusiasts Association uses cookies on this website. These cookies fall under four different categories, outlined below:

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter and other social websites need to know who you are to work properly. The YREA has social widgets on its website from Facebook and Twitter, so cookies are placed to make these widgets work correctly.

Analytics: In order to help us understand how many visitors we have, which pages are visited, and to help us develop future improvements to our site, reporting and analysis is carried out using Google Analytics who will place cookies on your device. For more information on Google cookies we recommend you visit the Google Ads website which outlines Google’s privacy policy and how to opt-out of tracking.

Advertising: Adverts will be chosen for you automatically based on your past behaviour and interests, and cookies are placed on your device to help with this and also to track clicks and impressions for these ads to see how successful they are.

Strictly Necessary: Some cookies on this website are strictly necessary and cannot be disabled or our website won’t work properly. These include cookies to keep you logged in, and to save data you fill into forms so you don’t have to start again. The cookies our forum use are also essential to the running of our website, so cannot be disabled.

We do not use cookies to collect information that could identify you personally during your visit to our site (unless you create an account, log in to use our forums or purchase from our shop).

Can I opt out of cookies?

Yes you can, by disabling them in your internet browser. For information on how to do this you should consult the manual for your web browser or contact it’s creator for assistance. As mentioned above, some cookies are essential to the running of our website and if you disable the cookies in your browser our website may not work correctly.