This Cookies Policy is intended to inform you how Group1 Auto * uses a technology called “cookies” and web server logs, to assist you in making informed decisions when using our sites.
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone browser by websites that you visit. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work or to improve the user experience, as well as to provide certain information to the owners of the website. Cookies store or gather information and do not harm your computer. Our cookies may include information about your online preferences and allow us to tailor our websites to your interests, and often include an anonymous unique identifier.
For further details on cookies, please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ where you can find comprehensive information on cookies and similar technologies.
TYPES OF COOKIES:
There are two main types of cookies:
Persistent cookies – these cookies are stored in the browser of your device and are used whenever you visit a website;
Session cookies – these are temporary cookies that remain in the cookies archive of your browser until you leave a website;
further to this, cookies may be:
1st party – cookies are set directly by the website (or domain) you visit, or
3rd party – cookies are set by a website other than the one you are currently on.
You have the opportunity to set your devices to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these options means that certain personalized services cannot then be provided to you, which may result in you not being able to take full advantage of all of the features of our websites.
If you do not wish to receive cookies generally or to object to certain cookies, you might need to change your browser settings. However, each browser is different, so please check the “Help” menu of your preferred browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. Please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ where you can find comprehensive information on cookie management and blocking for a wide variety of browsers.
WHAT TYPE OF COOKIES DO WE USE FOR WHAT PURPOSES?
TECHNICALLY REQUIRED COOKIES
Some of our cookies are strictly necessary to use our websites or certain functionalities within them. If you block these functional cookies, you cannot use our site. This includes the cookies to register whether the user has consented to cookies being used by our website or not.
SESSION COOKIES AND PREFERENCE COOKIES
We might use analytics cookies in conjunction with our web server’s log files to enhance the performance of our websites by collecting aggregated information about how many visitors we have, where visitors have come to the site from and how they use the website (e.g. which pages most visitors go to most often). For this purpose we might use the analytics tools of the following providers and related cookies:
We do not generally store any personal information that you provide to us in a cookie.
SOCIAL NETWORK COOKIES
We might integrate in our websites features from third party websites, in particular from certain social networks. Those features sometimes come with scripts or other elements that can read, and sometimes place, cookies from those social networks on your device. These cookies might allow the personalisation of advertising, to make advertising more relevant to your interests. We have no access to or control over those cookies or the data collected by those cookies, because we are only the operator of this website, however we would like to inform you and obtain consent for those elements. For further information please see the list of possible social network cookies below.
The following Facebook features may be integrated into our websites and may read or place Facebook cookies:
- Like button (enables user to Like the item on Facebook)
- Facebook Share (enables the user to share the item on Facebook)
- Facebook Social Graph (enables our websites to pull elements of Facebook into our websites, such as user profile images, public Facebook posts
Click here for Facebook’s Data Policy
Click here for information about Facebook’s cookies
YOUTUBE AND GOOGLE
The following YouTube or Google features may be integrated into our websites and may read or place YouTube or Google cookies:
- YouTube video player (enables the viewing of YouTube videos on our websites)
- YouTube account log-in (enables the user to log into their YouTube account and interact with the DEC through that account)
- Google+1 button (enables the user to tag the item on their Google+ account)
- Google log-in (enables the user to log into their Google account and interact with our website through that account)
The following Twitter features may be integrated into our websites and may read or place Twitter cookies:
- Twitter log-in (enables the user to log into their Twitter account and interact with our websites through that account)
- Twitter share
The following Flickr features may be integrated into our websites and may read or place Flickr cookies:
- Flickr Log-In (enables the user to log into their Flickr account and interact with our websites through that account)
The following Instagram features may be integrated into our websites and may read or place Instagram cookies:
- Instagram Log-In (enables the user to log into their Instagram account and interact with our websites through that account)
The following Pinterest features may be integrated into our websites and may read or place Pinterest cookies:
- Pin-It Button (enables the user to pin the item on their Pinterest page)
INDEPENDENT MARKET PLACE
An independent Marketplace is a contracted data marketplace where one supplier or a select number of data suppliers provide data in a transparent manner for any media activations.
We might integrate in our website’s features from these providers.
Purpose of these cookies: these cookies are used to deliver adverts and other communications which are more relevant to you and your interests. We sometimes advertise on other websites. These adverts use third party cookies to help display personalized ads that are relevant to you. These cookies remember whether you have visited a website or not, and this information can be shared with other organizations such as advertisers (this includes advertising technologies on websites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter). Cookies for improving group targeting and advertising will often be linked to site functionality provided by other organisations.
UPDATES TO THIS POLICY
We may occasionally make changes to this policy. When we make material changes to this policy, we will inform you by placing a notice on this website.