1. What cookies are and how they work

Cookies are small text files. These text files contain data that is stored on the visitor’s computer. The website occasionally requests data from the cookies stored on the visitor’s computer. Among other purposes, websites use cookies to store settings for how the site should be displayed to the visitor. Another common use of cookies is as part of measures to gather information about visitors’ behaviours.


Cookie Purpose Stored information Retention Sharing
accept-cookies (www.railcare.se) This cookie is used to determine if Cookies are accepted by the visitor. A string “true” 2 years No sharing
pll_language Functionality cookie. Used to determine language preference for the visitor to support multi-lingual websites. A string of active language prefix 1 year No sharing
PHPSESSID (www.railcare.se) This cookie is used by the website to set session preferences. No personal data is stored. A random hash value One session No sharing
wordpress_test_cookie (www.railcare.se) This cookie tests the visitors browser to see if it supports WordPress Login. A string “WP+Cookie+check” 1 year No sharing
_ga (railcare.se) Google Analytics cookie used to distinguish users. An encrypted hash string. 2 years No sharing
_gid (railcare.se) Google Analytics cookie used to distinguish users. An encrypted hash string. 24 hours No sharing
_gat_gtag_UA_149369239_1 (railcare.se) Google Analytics cookie used to throttle request rate. An encrypted hash string. 1 minute No sharing


2. How Railcare Group AB uses cookies

Railcare Group AB uses cookies to provide visitors with access to various features of the website and to monitor visitor traffic to improve the website aided by the data collected. Railcare Group AB uses two types of cookies. One type is a durable cookie that saves a file on the visitor’s computer for an extended period of time. Among other things, this is used for features that present what is new since the user’s last visit to the site in question. The second type of cookie is called a session cookie and is only valid during the visit to the site and is used, for example, to monitor whether the visitor is logged in. Railcare Group AB also uses so-called third-party cookies to analyse, for example, traffic patterns aided by a third party.

3. Visitors’ consent

Visitors preferring to avoid cookies being used can change their browser’s security or privacy settings to prevent the browser from receiving any cookies at all, or to ask the visitor every time a website tries to place a cookie on the computer. Visitors also have the opportunity to only accept session cookies through their browsers. Visitors can also choose to remove cookies that have been stored previously.

4. How do I turn off cookies?

If you choose not to accept the use of cookies on the Website, you can simply turn off or limit cookies using your browser’s security settings function. Use your browser’s help function to find out how.

If you block or limit cookies on the Website, it is possible that you will not be able to use all of the services and functions on the Website.