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COOKIE NOTICE

Cookies are small files that websites put on your device to make visits quicker, easier and more relevant. Some cookies are necessary for this website to work while others remember things about you and help us to improve our services.

This website places cookies on your computer or handheld device ("your device"). This is standard practice for all websites. Please find below more information about cookies, including how we use them and how to disable them.

Session and permanent cookies

There are two broad classes of cookie used on this website, and they are session and permanent:

Session cookies - these are used to keep track of information needed by a user and their browser on their journey through a website. The session cookies on this website have a short lifetime and expire within a few minutes of you leaving the site. Occasionally we will use 30 day cookies which are similar to session cookies but last a bit longer.

Permanent cookies - these are stored on your device and are not deleted when your browser is closed. This is so they can retain your preferences for this website, allowing those preferences to be used in future browsing sessions. Permanent cookies are used to analyse users' behaviour, and as such help us to improve our services and allows us to prioritise enhancements to this website.

List of Cookies

Below is a list of the cookies that are currently on this website (including those of third parties):

Name Purpose/Description Type and Duration Essential or Non-Essential (E/NE)
cfid To use client and session variables, ColdFusion must be able to identify the client. It normally does so by setting the following cookie value on the client's system:

CFID: A sequential client identifier

These cookies uniquely identify the client to ColdFusion, which also maintains copies of the variables as part of the Session and Client scopes.
Persistent, 1 day E
cftoken To use client and session variables, ColdFusion must be able to identify the client. It normally does so by setting the following cookie value on the client's system:

CFToken: A random-number client security token
These cookies uniquely identify the client to ColdFusion, which also maintains copies of the variables as part of the Session and Client scopes.
Persistent, 1 day E
JSESSIONID JSESSIONID is a cookie generated by Servlet containers and used for session management in J2EE web applications for HTTP protocol. If a Web server is using a cookie for session management, it creates and sends JSESSIONID cookie to the client and then the client sends it back to the server in subsequent HTTP requests. JSESSIONID is a platform session cookie and is used by sites with JavaServer Pages (JSP). The cookie is used to maintain an anonymous user session by the server. Session E
CF_CLIENT_FLEXWEBSITES_HC Those designated with CF_CLIENT prefix are used in conjunction with cfid & cftoken above to allow the server to identify the user and navigate the website. Session E
CF_CLIENT_FLEXWEBSITES_LV Those designated with CF_CLIENT prefix are used in conjunction with cfid & cftoken above to allow the server to identify the user and navigate the website. Session E
CF_CLIENT_FLEXWEBSITES_TC Those designated with CF_CLIENT prefix are used in conjunction with cfid & cftoken above to allow the server to identify the user and navigate the website. Session E
search-by-make These cookies uniquely identify the client to ColdFusion, which also maintains copies of the variables as part of the Session and Client scopes. This stores last searched MAKE value from the search panel Persistent, 1 day E
search-by-model This stores last searched MODEL value from the search panel Persistent, 1 day E
search-by-variant This stores last searched VARIANT value from the search panel Persistent, 1 day E
BudgetSearchDeposit
(if website has finance integrated)
This stores the last entered budget search deposit. Session E
BudgetSearchPeriod
(if website has finance integrated)
This stores the last entered budget search period. Session E
BudgetSearchMileage
(if website has finance integrated)
This stores the last entered budget search mileage. Session E
AEcompare
(if website has compare widget)
To make car compare functionality widget work Persistent, 30 Days E
AEcookieMessage To display cookie banner on site Until next visit E
BNI_persistence Used by the traffic balancing service to run the website functionality/content requests including images and JS. Session, each time site accessed E
_ga This cookie is a Google Analytics persistent cookie which is used to distinguish unique users 2 Years NE
_gat This cookie is used to throttle request rate. These are third party cookies that are placed on your device to allow us to use the Google Analytics service. These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use this information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. 30 Minutes NE
_gid This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form. 1 day NE
_gat_masterTracker We use Google Analytics to help us collect statistics on visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. This helps us to understand how people use the site and to make improvements to our site. 10 Minutes NE


How do I disable cookies?

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that or to notify you each time a cookie is set.

Visiting www.allaboutcookies.org will provide information on settings within your browser as well as other useful information on cookies.

Below are links to most used browsers with information for blocking cookies, however, be mindful that if you use multiple browsers you will have to undertake this process on each browser and blocking these Essential site cookies will result in a limited experience of the Site:

  • Google Chrome cookie settings
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer cookie settings
  • Mozilla Firefox cookie settings
  • Safari cookie settings
  • IPhone and iPad cookie settings

Google Analytics - We use Google Analytics, an analysis service by Google Inc. ("Google"), for continuously improving our services. Google Analytics makes use of cookies that will be stored on your device and that make it possible to track your usage of our services. The data (including your IP address) regarding your usage of our online services collected by the cookies will be sent to a Google server. On our behalf, Google processes this data in order to evaluate the usage of our services, to compile reports on usage activities and to provide us with other services associated with the usage of the services. Your IP address will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent the installation of Google Analytics cookies by opting for the appropriate settings in your browser or the respective app (as described above). However, please be advised that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of our services to their full extent. In addition, you can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the services (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. Please find further information in this regard under http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout or under https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de&ref_topic=2919631 (general information regarding Google Analytics and data protection).