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Explaining cookies on our website

When you visit our Website we issue a "cookie" file which is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information. Cookies enable us to: improve the use of our Website; to recognise your computer; to store settings to help facilitate your use of our Website; and to deliver a better and more personalised service.

Some of the cookies we use are essential for the Website to operate and have already been set. You may delete and block all or some cookies from this Website. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our Website.

If your computer is configured to accept cookies we will be able to provide time saving functionality such as the ability to pre-fill the enquiry forms with your details, thus preventing the need to re-input them each time you need to contact us.

Why we use cookies

We use cookies for 2 purposes:

  1. To enable the delivery of functionality that improves the ease and speed of using the Website (see above).
  2. To enable us to track the relative popularity of disparate parts of our Website. This in turn enables us to concentrate our efforts on developing those parts of the Website that are generating the greatest consumer demand.

Third Party Cookies

We also use third party cookies on our Website for various purposes, examples detailed below:

  • Google Analytics This is a tool that we use to better understand how people are using our website. It is also used by Google to better understand the performance of its own websites. What information are they tracking? The Google Analytics cookie enables our website to recognise you if you visit again - as well as information about the pages you visit; when you visit; how long you visit our website; the IP address and what site you were looking at before arriving at our site (the referring url). See more information on Google Analytics Cookies
  • We also use Google to provide services such as Google Maps and You Tube YouTube uses cookies to collect information and to help maintain the integrity of video statistics, prevent fraud and to improve the site experience, among other things. YouTube uses cookies on both youtube.com and on videos embedded from youtube.com. See more information on Google's Privacy Policy
  • eVisit Analyst eVisit use cookies to carry out statistical analysis of page use, page interactions and paths through our website This information allows us to identify customers and more accurately understand individual behaviours and needs. This means that we can more easily tailor offers and information which may be of interest to individuals. This also enables us to carry out Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) which allow us to optimise our sites visibility in Google search listings and in turn make our website and information quick and easy to find.
  • Boomerang - (Yahoo) We use Boomerang to measures the performance of our website from the user's point of view. Boomerang sends this data back to us for further analysis. With this information we find out exactly how fast a user's experience of our site is and as a result we can use this data to increase the performance of our website.
  • Video Chat Service We use a third party supplier to provide the Video Chat Service. The supplier may use cookies, over which we have no control. The cookies are used to manage your video chat session, to track your preferences and to personalise your experience. You may disable persistent cookies. However, if you disable the session cookie you will not be able to use the Video Chat Service. If you wish to find out more about the supplier's use of cookies please refer to their privacy policy at http://www.contactatonce.com/service/serviceprivacy.html
  • AUTOTRADER UK These cookies are used in order to present you with relevant display advertising powered by Autotrader UK on other websites.

Automatic Logging of Session Data

We automatically log generic information about your computer and your computer's connection to the Internet which we call "session data". Session data consists of things such as device information, IP address, operating system and browser software information, and the activities conducted by you while on our Website. An IP address is a number that lets computers attached to the Internet, such as our web servers, know where to send data back to the user, such as the pages of the Website the user wishes to view. We collect session data because it helps us to analyse such things as what items visitors are likely to click on most, the way visitors are clicking through the Website, how many visitors are surfing to various pages on the Website, how long visitors to the Website are staying and how often they are visiting. It also helps us diagnose problems with our servers and lets us better administer our systems. It is possible to determine from an IP address a visitor's Internet Service provider (ISP) and the approximate geographical location of his or her point of connectivity. We also use session data to help prevent fraud and unauthorised use of our Website.

For further information on cookies or for details on how to delete them or refuse their installation on your computer, please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/

List of example cookies used on our site:

Company

3rd Party Generated Cookie

System

Cookie Name

Cookie Type

Purpose / How we use

Autotrader UK

N

Auto Trader Dealer Websites

_dws_sessionstate

Session

Stores mobile / desktop preference, search parameters, some navigation context, call tracker referrer code, category and category title context

Yahoo

Y

Auto Trader Dealer Websites

DWS_RT

Session

Boomerang tracks website response times

Autotrader UK

N

Auto Trader Dealer Websites

dwsUserFinance

Session

Stores user preference relating to vehicle finance quotes

Autotrader UK

N

Auto Trader Dealer Websites

cooktest632194

Persistent

eVisit checking website has permission to write cookies

eVisit

Y

Auto Trader Dealer Websites

ID_S22923

Persistent

eVisit web tracking

eVisit

Y

Auto Trader Dealer Websites

ID_P22923

Persistent

eVisit web tracking

Autotrader UK

Y

Auto Trader Dealer Websites

ID_P22923

Persistent

Web tracking

Google

Y

Auto Trader Dealer Websites

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

Persistent

YouTube

Google

Y

Auto Trader Dealer Websites

PREF

Persistent

Google

Google

Y

Auto Trader Dealer Websites

GEO

Session

YouTube

Google

Y

Auto Trader Dealer Websites

use_hitbox

Session

YouTube

Google

Y

Auto Trader Dealer Websites

recently_watched_video_id_list

Session

YouTube

Google

Y

Auto Trader Dealer Websites

__utmz

Persistent

Google analytics

Google

Y

Auto Trader Dealer Websites

__utmc

Session

Google analytics

Google

Y

Auto Trader Dealer Websites

__utmb

Persistent

Google analytics

Google

Y

Auto Trader Dealer Websites

__utma

Persistent

Google analytics

Autotrader UK

N

Auto Trader Dealer Websites

selectedArea

Persistent

Records which section of website settings page was selected

Autotrader UK

Y

Auto Trader Dealer Websites

RazsorRemarketing_12345

Persistent

Records user visit to website for the purpose of presenting display advertising on other websites

TURN

Y

Auto Trader Dealer Websites

r.turn.com

Persistent

Records user visit to website

Autotrader UK

N

Auto Trader Dealer Websites

bucket

Session

Records the type of device being used

Autotrader UK

N

Auto Trader Dealer Websites

at_px_vrm

Persistent

Stores vehicle registration data relating to part exchange valuations

Autotrader UK

N

Auto Trader Dealer Websites

at_px_mileage

Persistent

Stores vehicle mileage data relating to part exchange valuations

Autotrader UK

N

Auto Trader Dealer Websites

at_px_valuation

Persistent

Stores vehicle valuation data relating to part exchange valuations




Cookie Information

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit or certain emails you open. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide business and marketing information to the owners of the site. For more detailed information about cookies visit www.allaboutcookies.org

How to control and delete cookies

We do not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our websites, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual. Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of websites. We use a number of suppliers who also set cookies on our website on our behalf in order to deliver the services that they are providing.

List of the main cookies

Here is a list of some cookies that may be set by us while using our web site ASPSESSIONID and ASP.NET_SessionID allow us to recognise your requests from page to page. This allows us to remember your previous selections and choices, navigate back to previous pages etc. These cookies are removed when you close your browser.

AutoChat may be set if we use live chat on our web site. This is a web site analytic cookie.

Google.com provides web site analytics and may set the following cookies __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz

Third Party Cookies

We use a number of suppliers who also set cookies on our website on its behalf in order to deliver the services that they are providing. We sometimes embed photos, video, social sharing icons and other content from external websites such as YouTube, Flickr and social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from one of these sites you may be presented with cookies from their website. We do not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these. Here is a list of some cookies that may be set by our third parties while using our web site:

  • yahoo.com
  • twitter.com
  • api.twitter.com
  • addthis.com
  • youtube.com

Flash Cookies (local shared objects)

From time to time, we may use Adobe's Flash Player to deliver content. To improve user experience, Local Shared Objects - or Flash Cookies as they are commonly known - are employed to provide features such as auto-resume and for saving your preferences. Flash Cookies are stored on a user's terminal much the same as cookies are, however it is not possible to manage them at browser level in the same way. The Adobe website provides comprehensive information on how to delete or disable Flash cookies either for a specific domain or for all websites - see http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security for details. Please be aware that restricting the use of Flash Cookies may affect the features available to you for Flash based applications.

Privacy

Information that is gathered from visitors

Almost all Web servers record users requests made upon them (such as the visitor's IP address, browser type, referring page and time of visit) in log files.

How the Information is used

The information is used to enhance the vistor's experience when using the website to display personalised content.

Personal data, such as names and email addresses will not be sold, rented or leased, and not kept longer than required to provide the service it was supplied for.

E-mail may be sent to you for the purpose you registered but will not be used for unrelated marketing.

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