We use cookies to generate cool statistics, to provide tailored offers elsewhere on the web and to improve our website.
If you do not run away, we assume that you are fine with cookies. Set parameters for cookies  

Trainline and Cookies

The Role of Cookies

Trainline puts small files (called cookies) on your computer in order to track information about your browsing. Our Cookies Policy, that’s the document you’re reading now, cover all technologies that act like cookies do. That’s things like web pixels, gifs and web tags or beacons.

Cookies serve to:

You will see a banner at the front of the page . We’d rather do without the banner, but it’s the law .

Cookies, The Whole Story

A cookie is a text document. Like a notebook, a registry, or a little diary, but for computers. Like a diary, you can write and read what’s already been written. Also like a diary, the information that you find there is not public, of course, it’s only shared between the person writing in it and you. The person writing in the French Riviera, has a super-clean concierge for a 5-Star Hotel on the French Riviera.

With excellent manners and acute attention to detail, the concierge of 5-Star Hotel knows all your clothes and quirks. His whole job is to anticipate your desires. So he is always watching you closely, studying you, and making conversation to better understand you. He listens to your confessions, looking on your every word, Always discreet, he makes note of what he learns about you in his diary. He understands that you are a rather early bird, that you do not like the heat, and that you prefer SmartWater to Dasani (he agrees, of course, the taste is way better). He knows that you love your steak medium-rare, that you prefer Gamay-based wines but will settle for a glass of Pinot Noir, and that you like fresh flowers in your room in the morning.

When we search for your information, we’re playing the role of the concierge, but without the fancy costume.

The Law is Tough, and Cookies are Overdone

The law requires us to inform you about the role of cookies. We must also get your permission to use them. And finally, we must provide you with a way to refuse their use, because maybe you prefer biscuits.

How We Use Cookies

We need to introduce the third party cookies we use, since they require your approval. The following list might change in the future, depending on how third evolve.

Measurement of Site Usage (Google Analytics and SiteSpect)

After having long-trusted Piwik , we use Google Analytics and SiteSpect to collect information about your site.

We do this tests to ensure that the site meets your needs and make improvements. For example, we expanded Our Registration page When We Were Realized

Google Analytics saves information about:

We do not collect personal information in Google Analytics and SiteSpect. We do not allow Google, or.

Google Analytics uses the following cookies:

Universal Analytics

name Expiry Role
_ga 2 years Many people visited the website in order to Recognize Who visited the website
_gat 10 minutes Used to monitor the frequency with which the web page requests are made

You can refuse Google Analytics cookies .

SiteSpect uses the following cookies:

SSRT_SME12 monthsStores the data and time of the user’s last request to the user’s visit has timed out.

name Expiry Role
SSID_SME 12 months Used to track a user over time.
SSSC_SME Upon closure of the browser Used to send the user back to the backend webserver.

Connecting Through a Third Party (Facebook and Google)

We use Facebook Login and Google+ Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Google

On their side, Google and Facebook uses authentication cookies to save your password information (encrypted) and to determine when your last connection was.


We do not control what Facebook has written in their own cookies. Like Coca-Cola, their recipes are kept secret.

name Expiry Role
c_user Upon closure of the browser Facebook uses it for identification by noting your user number there
csm Upon closure of the browser Used for identification in addition to c_user; If your connection is secure
DATR 2 years Created when a browser accesses Facebook for the first time and is used to detect any behavior of a shady connection
fr 2 years Used to record information about your browser and Facebook activity
read 2 years In short, like data, this cookie is created when a browser accesses Facebook for the first time and is used specifically to pre-fill your email address in the Facebook login form
xs Upon closure of the browser Used to protect against the use of your Facebook account by an evil pirate
s Upon closure of the browser This cookie is used in the same way as ‘xs’, but its size is a bit larger

You can learn more about the privacy policies of Facebook .


We hope you like it because it’s what Google uses to its cookies.

name Expiry Role
ACCOUNT_CHOSER 2 years Hotmail address will not fly
galX Upon closure of the browser Google to authenticate you when you click to link to our site
GAPS 2 years like GALX, except it just keeps going, kind of like the Bunny Energizer

Online Advertising (Google, Microsoft and Facebook)

Everywhere you go on the internet these days, you’ll see adverts. Our aim is to make sure that when you see them, they are going to help you make your travels easier. For example, if you have searched for journeys between Paris and Lille, you can find the best deal. To do so, we share some of our advertising with selected third parties, so we can advertise on their websites. All about the advert of bears somewhere else on the web.

We also have some of these third parties and their own cookies on our website and app, which they use to understand, based on your search activity. We have outlined who these third parties are below. The cookies they help you to get involved with your adverts. We call these cookies “third-party online advertising behavioral cookies” (or, 3P Advertising cookies for short). These third parties may share some of the information they have.

The 3P Advertising cookies on our website


name Expiry Role
NEST 6 months contains your Google preferences, such as your language, your latest searches, and is primarily used for Adwords

You can deactivate Google targeting .


Just like Google, Microsoft uses cookies to better target your search engine (Bing) and websites (MSN).

name Expiry Role
MUID 2 years to track your Bing search, your location and your interactions with Bing and MSN
MR 6 months Same objective as MUID

You can deactivate Microsoft targeting .


Facebook uses cookies and receives information when you visit. This is a topic of yours or not. These are stored under the Facebook domain.

There are lots of very helpful info here .

You can opt out here if you-have a Facebook account or adjust your browser settings if you do not-have an account.

Find more

We use only one cookie on our site. It’s homemade and only serves our employees. It does not require your consent by law. We’re showing it to you anyway, because sharing recipes never closed restaurants.

name Expiry Role
ct_session 1 year Like the ‘P’ in Pterodactyl, this cookie is useless unless you work at it, where it is used for identification

In Case You’re Allergic to Cookies

If you do not want your computer to receive cookies, you can hire a cookie on your computer.

Each browser handles cookies in its own way:

An alternative to changing the browser is to install an extension directly in the browser, which will enable you to block the majority of third party cookies. The best known of these extensions is called Ghostery . Privacy Badger also works well.

The Recipe for Trainline Cookies

captain_cookies_logoCaptain Cookies is a traditional French pastry shop, founded in Paris in 2009 by three apprentices Jean-Michel Marlentin, awarded the Golden Rolling Pin in 1986 for his chocolate éclairs-which are unimaginably delicious.

At Trainline, our Captain Cookies every day in order to improve trainline.eu . With cookies, they get a rich and fulfilling diet which provides them with the necessary nutrients for their vitality.

We present you to your favorite recipe for Captain Cookies.

Serves 4 people:

Before preparing:

1. preheat the oven at 350 ° F / 180 ° C

2. break the white chocolate bar in small pieces with a knife and chill-the chocolate, not the knife.

3. sift the flour, baking powder, and baking soda together, add the melted butter and mix it into dough.

4. add the brown sugar, vanilla, eggs, coconut, and pieces of white chocolate, stir well, never shake.

5. Use the palms of your hands to make the balls and place them on a baking sheet.

6. Give the balls of the house, but the whole thing is empty, completely empty.

7. bake for 12-15 minutes and monitor them closely to prevent burning.

It is not necessary to request the consent of your guests, so make haste and gobble them up!

As an unrelated side note, if you like to eat cookies, enjoy yourself by train, and even better, eat cookies while traveling on trains, we want to hear from you .

v1.1 September 2018