Cookies policy

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information (a cookie) that contains a unique, anonymous number. It does not contain any personal information.

A cookie is stored on your computer or device, for example mobile phone when you visit a website and is used to recognise any repeat visits that you make to that site.orr.gov.uk cookies aren't used to identify you personally.

How we use your information

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task
  • recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested
  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast.

ORR cookies

Upon entering this site you are opted-in to using cookies, please decide if you would like to Opt-out of using ORR cookies.

I agree to Opt-in to using ORR cookies.

For a better experience using our site please enable JavaScript in your browser, as ORR's site works best with cookies.

First party cookies

Cookie name Domain Duration prior to expiration Description
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has_js   Session  
__utma dataportal.orr.gov.uk 1 yrs 11 months 22 days Unique user identifying
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__utma www.gov.uk 1 yrs 11 months 22 days Unique user identifying
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3rd party cookies

3rd party cookies in passive tags (beacons)
test_cookiedoubleclick.netdeletedUnique user identifying
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3rd party cookies (in clickable links)
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__utmaorrcareers.co.uk1 yrs 11 months 22 daysUnique user identifying
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__utmagoogle.com1 yrs 11 months 22 daysUnique user identifying
__utmbgoogle.comdeletedUnique user identifying
__utmcgoogle.comSessionUnique user identifying
__utmzgoogle.com5 months 24 daysUnique user identifying
__utmvgoogle.comdeletedUnique user identifying
__utmdgoogle.comdeletedUnique user identifying
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Cookies for improving service

We use a number of suppliers who may also set cookies on their websites' behalf. This includes Google Analytics to measure and analyse information about the use of this website. Read Google's cookies policy and their privacy policy.

The analytics tools use cookies to provide statistical information about visits to pages and other information relating to usage of this website including the IP address of visitors and data about your browser type and computer operating system. The information gathered does not contain any personal information about you.

More about cookies

It is possible to configure your web browser to refuse cookies or to be informed if a cookie is set. Please refer to your web browser help files for instructions. You can manage these small files and learn more about them from the article: Internet Browser cookies- what they are and how to manage them.

If you'd like to know how to remove cookies set on your device, visit: Our use of cookies

Further information

Cookies and EU law

The law applying to cookies and similar technologies for storing information on websites changed on 26 May 2012. The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) therefore has a new cookies policy and an improved way of letting you know when we use cookies during your visit to our site.

A cookie is stored on a users' computer or device (such as a mobile phone), when you visit a website. It is used to recognise any repeat visits you make and to provide a better user experience. The cookie cannot be used to identify you personally.

The new law (e-Privacy Directive) requires all websites operating in the European Union (EU) to obtain consent from users before implementing cookies to capture online visitor information. Essentially, this means cookies can only be placed on machines if the user or subscriber has opted-in.

The ORR has complied with this law and now asks users permission to place cookies on their device.