What are cookies?

Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages. At Auto Trader 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 Auto Trader 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.

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 personalized 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 re-input it each time you want to perform a search.
  • The ability to login to your WaferExport account and place adverts on the site.

However, if you’d prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from waferexport.com, 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.

Cookies used on the website

We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. Some of the cookies we use are essential for the site to operate. The cookies we use can be grouped into four separate categories:

  • Strictly necessary
  • Performance
  • Functionality
  • Targeting

 

Strictly Necessary

‘Strictly Necessary’ cookies allow you to navigate the website and use essential features like secure areas and online registration. These cookies don’t gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you’ve been on the internet.

 

Performance

This type of cookie collects information about how you use our website e.g. which pages you visit, and if you experience any errors. The information collected is anonymous and is only used to help us improve how our website works, gauge what interests our users and assess the effectiveness of advertising.

 

Functionality

This type of cookie remembers your preferences for tools found on our websites, so you don’t have to re-set them each time you visit. Some of them are managed by third parties. They may for instance determine whether you see the latest or oldest comments made in relation to an article first.

 

Targeting

These cookies are used to analyse what advertising might be most relevant to a user of the website based on the areas of the website that the user visits.

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).