Cookie Policy

About this Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are, how we use them and the types of cookies we use. For further information on how we use, store and keep your personal data secure, see our Privacy Policy.

You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on our website.

Learn more about who we are, how you can contact us and how we process personal data in our Privacy Policy.

Your consent applies to the South Devon Railway Website.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. Cookies are stored on your device when the website is loaded in your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make the website more secure, provide better user experience, and help us understand how the website performs and to analyse what works and where it needs improvement.

How do we use Cookies?

As with most other online services, our website uses first-party and third-party cookies for a number of purposes. The first-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.

The third-party cookies used on our websites are used mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing content that is relevant to you, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.

What types of Cookies do we use?

Essential: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. They allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information. For example, these cookies allow you to log-in to your account and add products to your basket and checkout securely.

Statistics: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit etc. These data help us understand and analyse how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.

Marketing: Our website displays advertisements. These cookies are used to personalise the advertisements that we show to you so that they are meaningful to you. These cookies also help us keep track of the efficiency of these ad campaigns.

The information stored in these cookies may also be used by the third-party ad providers to show you ads on other websites on the browser as well.

Functional: These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on our website. These functionalities include embedding content like videos or sharing contents on the website on social media platforms.

Preferences: These cookies help us store your settings and browsing preferences like language preferences so that you have a better and efficient experience on future visits to the website.

Details of the Cookies we use on our website can be found in the table below.

_gaThis is a third-party cookie from Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage so we can analyse the usage of our website. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.
_gatThis is a third-party cookie from Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the collection of data on high traffic sites.
_gidThis is a third-party cookie from Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is performing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.
GPSThis cookie is set by Youtube and registers a unique ID for tracking users based on their geographical location.
IDEUsed by Google DoubleClick and stores information about how the user uses the website and any other advertisement before visiting the website. This is used to present users with ads that are relevant to them according to the user’s profile.
PHPSESSIDThis cookie is native to web applications that run on the PHP scripting language. The cookie is used to store and identify a users’ unique session ID for the purpose of managing the user’s session on the website; it is a session cookie and is automatically deleted when all the browser windows are closed.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVEThis cookie is set by Youtube. Used to track the information of the embedded YouTube videos on a website.
woocommerce_cart_hashThis cookie helps our online store determine when the contents or data changes in your shopping basket. It is a session cookie, meaning it will be deleted when you close your browser.
woocommerce_items_in_cartThis cookie helps determine when the contents or data changes in your shopping basket.
wp_woocommerce_session_This cookie contains a unique code for each customer so that our website can find your shopping basket data stored in the database.
YSCThis cookie is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos.

How can I change my Cookie preferences?


Should you decide to change your preferences later, you can click on the “Privacy & Cookie Policy” tab on your screen. This will display the consent notice again enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely.

In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. To find out more out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit,

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