Background: A cookie is a tiny text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device. Each cookie is unique to your web browser and will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some other very brief information. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket.
- To keep track of whether you have acknowledged the cookie information message that is shown on this website (so that you are not prompted on every visit).
- To capture some basic anonymous information such as the type of device and web browser you are using (to help inform future design decisions). This information is captured using Google Analytics. See here for more information.
- To enable the Google Adsense advertisements displayed on Recent Train Times. These advertisements have been deliberately placed so that they do not interfere with the usage of the website (even though this reduces their effectiveness). The income they generate covers about one third of the overall running costs of Recent Train Times. For more information about Google Adsense cookies see here.