Cookies Notice

Introduction

Most websites use cookies to improve your user experience by enabling that website to 'remember' you, either for the duration of your visit (using a 'session cookie') or for repeat visits (using a 'persistent cookie').

Cookies do many different things. They allow you to navigate between website pages efficiently, store your preferences and generally improving your experience of any website. Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier.

What is in a cookie?

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website's server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie.

Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what is in your shopping basket.

What to do if you do not want cookies to be set

Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their computer or mobile device intrusive, particularly when this information is stored and used by a third party without them knowing.

Although this is generally quite harmless you may not, for example, want to see advertising that has been targeted to your interests. If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that you might lose some functions of that website.

How can I control cookies?

If you do not want to receive cookies, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set.

If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings. You may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.

How Motor Codes uses cookies

Motor Codes will work without cookies but you may lose some features and functionality if you choose to disable cookies.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why we use them.

Cookie Name Description & Purpose Persistence More information
Google Analytics __utma These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. 30 minutes More information about Google’s privacy policy
__utmb30 minutes
__utmcEnd of session
__utmz6 months
Joomla 'Remember Me' JLOGIN_REMEMBER Is used by the website to remember whether or not you were logged into the website upon a revisit. 1 year
Motor Codes Surveys user_callback This cookie is used to synchronise survey returns with user account details stored within the website. 1 year
Garage of the Year nomination_id Is used to remember whether or not the user has chosen to complete the optional questionnaire once they have completed the garage voting process. 1 hour
 

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