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DEKRA Automotive Cookie Policy

 

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, mobile or tablet by the websites that you visit. They are widely used to ensure the best experience, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide anonymous information to the owners of the website the pages you visit.

DEKRA Automotive Limited may collect information about your visits to our website such as IP address, location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views. This information may be used to improve our website's usability.

What types of cookies do we use?

We use two types: persistent cookies and session cookies. A persistent cookie helps us recognise you as an existing user and can collect information. Session cookies only last for as long as the session (usually the current visit to a website or a browser session) and does not collect information.

Strictly necessary cookies These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website.

Analytical / performance cookies They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Functionality cookies These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you.

The tables below shows the cookies we use on our websites.

Performance cookies:

Cookie Information
__utma The __utma cookie is a persistent cookie (i.e. on that doesn't expire) and is used to track the number of times the website visitor uses the website.
__utmb __utmc The __utmb and __utmc cookies work in tandem to calculate how long a website visitor spends on a website. __utmb records the time that the visitor arrives on the website with utmb recording the time the visitor leaves. These are basically session cookies expiring either as soon as the website visitors session on the website ends or shortly afterwards.
__utmz The __utmz cookie is used to track how a website visitor found the website e.g. through a referring site, via a Google search etc. It also stores other information such as the search words used, the browser being used and so on. This cookie expires after 6 months.
__utmt The __utmt cookie is used to track events on a website (in the case of our website, to track how many times the 'book inspection' button is clicked)

Functionality cookies:

Cookie Information
affiliateid The affiliateid cookie stores an affiliate code (usually an abbreviated version of the affiliate companies name), which is used to provide an appropriately branded version of the DEKRA Automotive website and allows any vehicle inspection purchase to be linked to the referring affiliate company. This cookie expires after one hour.

 

Cookie Information
dekracookieconsent The dekracookieconsent cookie is created so that DEKRA Automotive can be sure you've seen a notification of our cookie policy. This cookie is a persistent cookie (i.e. it will not expire and will remain on your device until you take steps to remove it).

How do I change my cookie settings?

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.