Cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages. At Dealer Auction we use cookies to keep track of the options you have selected on the website and to remember you when you return to our site.

To get the best Dealer Auction experience, you need to have cookies enabled. If you don't wish to enable cookies, you will still be able to use the site but you may not be able to use some of the essential features we offer such as placing an advert so we recommend you keep them enabled.

Cookies don't harm your computer. Like other online companies, we use cookies to provide you with more relevant and useful information. We don't store personally identifiable information such as credit card details in cookies we create, but we do use information gathered from cookies to help improve your experience of the site.

We use cookies to personalise content and ads, provide social media features and analyse traffic. We also share information with social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you've provided to them or that they've collected from your use of their services. By using our site, you consent to our use of cookies. See below for more information about the cookies we use.

Can I opt out?

We do have relationships with carefully-selected and monitored suppliers who may also set cookies during your visit to Dealer Auction; they will show you different products and services based on what you appear to be interested in. If you'd like to opt out, please go to the Network Advertising Initiative website (opens in a new window - please note that we're not responsible for the content of external websites).

Cookies policy

To make full use of the features on our site you will need to accept cookies, as we can only provide you with certain personalised features of this website by using them. If your computer is configured to accept cookies we will be able to provide time saving functionality such as:

  • The ability to pre-fill the search form with your postcode, thus preventing the need to input it each time you want to perform a search.
  • The ability to login to your Dealer Auction account and place adverts on the site.

However, if you'd prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from dealerauction.co.uk, or any other website, you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the 'Help' menu of your particular browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

For further information on cookies or for details on how to delete them or refuse their installation on your computer, please visit  http://www.aboutcookies.org/

Cookies used on the website

Here is a list of how we use cookies on the Dealer Auction website

Google analytics

Cookies: _ga

We use Google Analytics to carry out statistical analysis of page use, page interactions and paths through the Website to evaluate and develop our Website. This is known as 'digital analytics'. We may also record certain information that customers provide during a Website purchase or other process.

This information allows us to understand individual behaviours and needs more accurately. For more information on how Google uses the data collected via this service, see here:  http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/

To opt out of being tracked via Google Analytics, you can also use Google's opt-out browser add-on:  https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Cloudflare

Cookies: __cfduid

The __cfduid cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis.

For example, if a visitor is in a coffee shop where there may be several infected machines, but the specific visitor's machine is trusted (for example, because they completed a challenge within your Challenge Passage period), the cookie allows Cloudflare to identify that client and not challenge them again. It does not correspond to any user ID in your web application, and does not store any personally identifiable information.

This information allows us to understand individual behaviours and needs more accurately. For more information on how Cloudflare uses the data collected via this service, see  here.

Managing Cookies

Browsers are changing all the time, to get the most up to date information about managing your cookies in your browser visit  www.aboutcookies.org (this will open in a new window - please note that we can't be responsible for the content of external websites)

Appendix

Cookie name Type Data stored Purpose
_ATD_DIGEST_, _ATD_SESSION_ Session Unique identifier for this browser's session Used to identify malicious / suspicious activity on the website
_ga Persistent .dealerauction.co.uk Google analytics cookie - Used to distinguish users with an expiration time of 2 years
_gid Persistent .dealerauction.co.uk Cookie lasts 24 hours - Google Analytics - Used to distinguish users
_gat Persistent .dealerauction.co.uk Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id">>.
_utma, _utmz Persistent Google Analytics data This is used to understand behaviour and statistics across certain sections of the dealerauction.co.uk site
__cfduid Persistent Cloudflare data This is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis.