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Cookies perform a lot of different functions and can be used differently depending on the website you visit. Generally, their main purpose is to improve a user’s experience by remembering your preferences or helping you navigate between pages on the website. Cookies are also used for marketing purposes by ensuring adverts you see online are related to your interests. If you would like to find out more information about cookies you can visit the following websites: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.
Types of Cookies
Cookies fall into two main groups, session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie will only be active whilst the user has their browser open, as soon as the browser is closed the cookie will expire. A persistent cookie will be stored on the user’s browser until a set expiry date; typical persistent cookies can have a 30/45/90 day expiry time. The cookie will remain active until the expiry date or until it is deleted by the user.
Within the two main groups, there are different types of cookies that perform different roles. The list below is by no means exhaustive and we suggest further research at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu to gain a fuller understanding.1: Strictly Necessary Cookies
This type of cookie enables you to use services you have specifically asked for. They are essential for you to move around a website and access certain features such as login or payment screens. Without these cookies, websites are not able to function properly. This type of cookie would be classified as a session cookie and therefore is only active whilst the user has their browser open.2: Performance Cookies
This type of cookie collects anonymous information on the pages you visit. No personal information is collected; instead, these cookies simply track how you interact with the website logging events such as pages looked at and error messages displayed. Information gathered is used to improve website functionality by learning from visitors experiences.3: Functionality Cookies
These cookies remember choices you make to help improve your user experience. An example of this may be a website that provides local weather updates. Once you’ve selected the area you would like to check the cookie will remember this choice and next time you visit the website the same area will be automatically selected for you. These cookies are specific to the website they downloaded from and any information collected is not shared with other websites.4: Targeting or Advertising Cookies
These cookies collect information about how you browse the internet and then use this to target advertising relevant to your interests. This type of cookie is generally used by advertising networks and is placed on websites with the owner’s permission. The cookie will track the websites you visit and then display adverts on the advertising network that is targeted at your interests.
What Cookies do Top Deals 4 Wheels use?
We use three types of cookie on www.topdeals4wheels.com which allow us to provide the best possible user experience. Referring back to the ‘Types of Cookies’ section of this page; all cookies deployed on our website can be categorised under types 1 and 2.1: Strictly Necessary Cookies
We use session management cookies which enable us to offer secure pages where order processing and payment take place. These cookies are essential for the running of the website and without them, we could not offer secure online ordering. These cookies expire once your browser is closed.2: Performance Cookies
We use analytical cookies to collect data on site visitors which enables us to improve the website by better understanding how it is used by our customers. These cookies may be from a third party, such as Google or Bing, but the data collected is used only by Top Deals 4 Wheels and is not passed to any other organisation. Data collected is anonymous and contains no personal information.
Not Accepting Cookies or Requesting Cookies be Disabled after Acceptance
You do not have to accept cookies from www.topdeals4wheels.com. It is down to the individual user how they wish to control and manage their browsing experience.
All major browsers allow you to manage your cookie options or simply prevent them completely. The cookie settings will be found in the help or functions menu of your browser. The following website provides information for all recent versions of popular browsers used on the market today www.aboutcookies.org.
If you have any questions regarding cookies please feel free to contact us by the following methods;
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- Phone: 01332 498063
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