Privacy and Cookies

We use cookies on our website to enhance your experience. By continuing to use our website you are agreeing to our use of cookies.


What is a Cookie ?

A cookie is a small text file which some websites store on your computer. At RailwayPeople.com some of the ways we use cookies are to keep track of whether you are logged in or out of the site and to make sure you see the mobile site if you are browsing on your phone.

Do I need them to use the site ?

In order to use RailwayPeople.com fully, you need to have cookies enabled. If you do not wish to enable cookies, you can still browse the jobs but you will be unable to apply for any that you find. Most web browsers have cookies enabled, but see 'Managing Cookies' for help to turn them on should you need to.

Are they safe ?

Cookies can't harm your computer in any way. We only use encrypted information gathered from them to help improve your experience of the site.

Why are you telling me about cookies ?

We are giving you this information as part of our initiative to comply with recent legislation, and to make sure we're honest and clear about your privacy when using our website. 

Our Cookie Policy

In order to fully utilise RailwayPeople.com on your computer, tablet or mobile device you will need to accept cookies. You can only acccess certain features by using them.

The cookies that we use do not store any identifiable or sensitive information such as names or addresses. Once you sign into the website your information is asscociated with a number. It is this number that is held in our cookies.

Here is a list of the Cookies that are used on RailwayPeople.com and what we use them for.

Cookie Name Why we use this Cookie
IsMob This cookie allows us to detect the device you are using. Once detected this cookie allows us to ask you which site you would like to view. The mobile site or the main website.
MobileSwitch If you access the site on a mobile device or tablet and choose to view the mobile site instead of the main website, this cookie makes sure that we don't need to ask you again in that session.
OGJSSearchTerm Stores the last search term the user entered on the mobile site and is used to pre-populate the search results and search form automatically.
OGJSSearchLocation Stores the last search location the user entered on the mobile site and is used to pre-populate the search results and search form automatically
ASP.NET_SessionId Identifies the browser session. This keeps you logged into the site.
OGJSSearchUrl Improves navigation through the mobile site. Remembers searches.
OGJSLastJobDetailViewed Improves navigation through the mobile site.
.ASPXAUTH Identifies a logged on user so the site knows who they are after they log in.
2012Salary Remembers that a user has downloaded the Salary Guide so they are not asked again.
trackingGuid Improves our understanding of how people are using the website allowing us to focus future development efforts on what our users are doing.

Third Party Cookies

Some of the cookies we use are not created by, or related to, RailwayPeople.com. These are 3rd party websites that we utilise the services of. We cannot control the settings of these cookies but you can check their websites for more information.

The 3rd party cookies we use are listed below.

Cookie Name Why we use this Cookie
__utmz, __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmmobile Google analytics. These cookies allow us to see how many site visitors we have had and data on our most popular pages and URL's.
_Chartbeat2 Chartbeat allows us to see in realtime the traffic numbers on the website and supplies us with information to keep the site optimised and running smoothly.
s7.addthis.com Railway People use Addthis to put the social media share buttons across the bottom of the pages to allow users to share jobs.
www.facebook.com Our Facebook page link in the site footer.
platform.twitter.com Our Twitter link in the site footer.
plusone.google.com Our Google+ link in the site footer.

Managing Cookies

If cookies are not enabled on your computer, it will mean that your experience on RailwayPeople.com will be limited to browsing jobs. You will not be able to apply for jobs or stay logged in.

How to check cookies are enabled for PCs

Google Chrome Google Chrome

- Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select 'settings'
- At the bottom click 'show advanced settings', locate the 'Privacy' section, and select the 'Content settings' button
- Now select 'Allow local data to be set'

Internet Explorer Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0

- Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select 'Internet options' , then click on the 'Privacy' tab
- Ensure that your Privacy level is set to Medium or below, which will enable cookies in your browser
- Settings above Medium will disable cookies

Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox

- Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select Options
- Then select the Privacy icon
- Click on Cookies, then select 'allow sites to set cookies'

Safari Safari

- Click on the Cog icon at the top of your browser window and select the 'Preferences' option
- Click on 'Security', check the option that says 'Block third-party and advertising cookies'
- Click 'Save'

How to check cookies are enabled for Macs

Internet Explorer Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 on OSX

- Click on 'Explorer' at the top of your browser window and select 'Preferences' options
- Scroll down until you see 'Cookies' under Receiving Files
- Select the 'Never Ask' option

Safari Safari on OSX

- Click on 'Safari' at the top of your browser window and select the 'Preferences' option
- Click on 'Security' then 'Accept cookies'
- Select the 'Only from site you navigate to'

Netscape Mozilla and Netscape on OSX

- Click on 'Mozilla' or 'Netscape' at the top of your browser window and select the 'Preferences' option
- Scroll down until you see cookies under 'Privacy & Security'
- Select 'Enable cookies for the originating web site only'

Opera Opera

- Click on 'Menu' at the top of your browser window and select 'Settings'
- Then select 'Preferences', select the 'Advanced' tab - Then select 'Accept cookies' option

All other browsers

Please refer to the help files on your browser.