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Cookies

What are Cookies and how do we use them?

A 'cookie' is a piece of information which is placed onto your computer (or other electronic device) when you access our website so that the website can remember who you are. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the 'lifetime' of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.

Our website uses cookies to record the preferences of visitors, to enable us to optimise the design of our web site. Cookies are small files which are stored on your hard drive. They ease navigation, and increase the user-friendliness of a web site. Cookies also help us to identify the most popular sections of our web site. This enables us to provide content that is more accurately suited to your needs, and in so doing improve our service. Cookies can be used to determine whether there has been any contact between us and your computer in the past. Only the cookie on your computer is identified. Personal details can be saved in cookies, provided that you have consented to this, for example, in order to facilitate secure online access so that you not need to enter your user ID and password again.

If you visit our website when your browser is set to accept cookies, we will interpret this as an indication that you consent to our use of cookies and other similar technologies as described in this website cookie policy. If you change your mind in the future about letting us use cookies, you can modify the settings of your browser to reject cookies or disable cookies completely.

Description of essential cookies

We use essential cookies on our website to provide you with the best possible experience. Without these cookies, the services you have asked for cannot be provided.

The table below provides more information about the essential cookies we use and why:

Name of cookie Purpose of the cookie(s)
BlueskyState Essential for maintaining state between pages, for example, progressing through multi-step forms. Expires when browsing session ends.
cookie Prevents the cookie notice from popping up if the user has closed the notice within the last 7 days.
paymentTypeTab Remembers whether the user has selected monthly payment or cash price and keeps the relevant tab open. Expired when browsing session ends.
view (local storage) Remembers whether the user has selected to view the grid or list view on the results page.
scroll, location Remembers the window scroll position for scrolling back to a form after a dropdown postback. Expires when browsing session ends.
MyGarage Stores vehicle IDs for adding to the customer's shortlist of vehicles to compare. Expires 2 days.
HistoryCookie Stores vehicle IDs for remembering which vehicles a customer has viewed. Expires 2 days.
Modernizr Checks your web browser for HTML/CSS & java script features

Third-party cookies (essential and non-essential)

We also work with third party suppliers who may also set cookies on our website. These third party suppliers are responsible for the cookies they set on our site. If you want further information please go to the website for the relevant third party.

List of third party cookies and their use on our website:

Third party Purpose of the cookie(s)
CitNOW Video service for website vehicle stock
CodeWeavers Finance provider - finance examples and tools
Contactatonce Livechat service
Live vacancies Careers provider
Google (analytics / adwords / tag manager) Collects information about how visitors use our website.
Facebook To track the user through Facebook pixel targeting (advertising)
Hotjar Collects information about how visitors use our website.
Popingenerator Allows pop ups
YouTube Hosted videos
Reputation Hosted reviews
AddThis Social bookmarking service for sharing pages on social media

Disabling/Enabling Cookies

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can prevent cookies from being stored on your hard drive by setting your browser to not accept cookies. The exact instructions for this can be found in the manual for your browser. You can delete cookies already on your hard drive at any time. If you choose not to accept cookies, you can still visit our website, however this may result in a reduced availability of the services provided by our web site.

You can find information on how to disable or enable cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org

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