The Auto Group - Privacy Policy

Cookie Policy

The Auto Group – Cookie Policy

We want to help explain what cookies are, the different types, why The Auto Group uses them and how they affect your web experience.

Please note that by disabling, deleting, or disallowing cookies via your browser may affect your web experience. You will also find that the functionality of many websites and services will also be affected.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a piece of information which a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer. The browser then saves the information and sends it back to the website server. When that browser returns to the same website the cookie will recognise the user however in doing so it does not contain our use any personal information.

A cookie will typically contain details such as the domain from which the cookie has come to, a value which is usually a random unique number as an identifier and the lifetime (expiry) of the cookie.

There are 3 types of cookies used on our website:

Session Cookies: allowing us to "remember" content from page to page (these expire when you leave the website or close the browser).

Persistent Cookies: which define "Time To Live" and help us to determine your preferences (these will expire after the "Time To Live" period).

Third Party Cookies: these are cookies from any other domains, such as Google Analytics cookies.

What will a cookie do for me?

Almost every website that offers advanced features such as online ordering and custom content utilises cookies.

With each website utilising unique cookies, which essentially means that the cookies used by one site cannot be used by another.

Why do The Auto Group use cookies?

The Auto Group wants to provide a good customer experience on our websites and here’s an example of how cookies can allow this to happen:

Experience: To remember passwords or other user preferences to make it easier when you return back to the website

Content: Show you relevant content such as product recommends depending on your browser and buyer behaviour.

Site Experience: Google Analytics allow us to improve the experience which our website visitors have when using our website.

Why do I need to know this?

The Auto Group respects customer concerns and we want you to know why we ask you to opt-in and accept cookies. We want to be clear that accepting cookies does not give us access to your computer or personal information. We value our customer relationships and feel that our customers will benefit from cookies on our website, which will enhance your web experience.

Turning off / disallowing / disabling cookies

The majority of internet browsers will provide an option to disallow cookies. You can usually find how to do this in the help menu for your browser. Cookies can also be deleted by using your internet browser, but you must disallow cookies otherwise they will be reapplied the next time you visit a website.

The cookies we use

Here is a list of the different types of cookies used by this The Auto Group website, and why:

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Description: Site Access

Purpose: Holds user login information, should the user select to do so to facilitate an easier login experience when the user returns to The Auto Groups website.

Cookie Type: Persistent

Cookie Name(s): TAG_LoginInfo

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Description: Site Functionality

Purpose: Holds variouse session information within the customer and dealer areas of our website.

Cookie Type: Session

Cookie Name(s): Various

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Description: Google Analytics

Purpose: Google Analytics uses cookies to define user sessions, as well as to provide a number of key features in the Google Analytics reports. Google Analytics sets or updates cookies only to collect data required for the reports. The Google Analytics tracking for ga.js uses two cookies to establish a session. If either of these two cookies are absent, further activity by the you initiates the start of a new session.

Cookie Type: Third Party

Cookie Name(s): __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz

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Google Analytics

Google Analytics uses cookies to define user sessions, as well as to provide a number of key features in the Google Analytics reports. Google Analytics sets or updates cookies only to collect data required for the reports. The Google Analytics tracking for ga.js uses two cookies to establish a session. If either of these two cookies are absent, further activity by the you initiates the start of a new session.

To find out more information on how we protect your privacy please visit here for website Privacy Policy.

What is a Web Beacon?

Some third parties deploy a gif (also called tracked pixel /action tag) which is a web beacon and is a tiny graphic which acts as a unique identifier.

This tiny graphic is invisible to you on the page and as such we can confirm that The Auto Group website does not utilise Web Beacons.

Will this policy change?

Our business changes constantly and therefore our policies will need to change to reflect that. You should check our website frequently to see recent changes. Unless stated otherwise our Cookie Policy and Privacy Policy applies to all information that we have about you. We will never materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of user information collected in the past without the consent of affected users.

This is the current Cookie Policy dated 9th January 2018 and replaces any other Cookie Policy for this web site.

 

The Data Controller
  TAG WARRANTIES LIMITED t/a The Auto Group
  Unit 8, Abbots Business Park,
  Primrose Hill,
  Kings Langley,
  WD4 8FR

TAG WARRANTIES LIMITED t/a The Auto Group Registered in England No: 08008443
VAT No: 131 990 415


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