Privacy and cookies
Auto Trader Group PLC ("Auto Trader") is committed to protecting your privacy. This Policy applies to visitors of the Auto Trader Group PLC website at www.plc.autotrader.co.uk/ (the "Website").
We are committed to safeguarding your personal information in line with all applicable laws including the Data Protection Act 1998 (to be replaced by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with effect from 25 May 2018).
Collecting personal data
If you choose to get in touch with us via our contact us page, this will launch your email client. By voluntarily submitting an email to us we will collect the information you choose to provide within your email (email address, name and any other information you deem relevant) which will be used to send you the information you have requested.
None of the information sent via email will be retained in databases on our website. We will not share your information with any third parties or use it to send you unsolicited communications from us.
Requesting information we hold about you
If you have submitted information to us, you may get in touch at any time to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you and to have any mistakes corrected or apply any updates.
Protecting your personal information and data retention
Personal information disclosed to us is not retained within databases on our website. It is kept secure, accurate and up to date within our GDPR compliant CRM software. We retain this information inline with our Data Retention Policy for so long as is necessary for the purposes for which it is used.
Other websites links and iframes
Our website may contain links to other websites which are not operated by us (‘third-party websites’). We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those third-party websites. We also use iframes which is an HTML element to allow an external webpage to be embedded within our site.
Third party website links
Please note, we can not be held responsible for the content of linked websites, any use of these sites, or the privacy practices of these websites.
Whilst this site does not contain explicit or sensitive content, it is not intended for children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from or about any person under the age of 13. If you are under 13 years old and wish to contact us, please get your parent or guardian to do so on your behalf.
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website – we use these to make a user's experience more efficient. The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of the site.
Details of the cookies used on our website are provided below:
Persistent or Necessary (9 cookies)
|ARRAffinity||plc.autotrader.co.uk||Used for load balancing to make sure the visitor page requests are routed to the same server in any browsing session||Session||HTTP Cookie|
|ATLVPC||plc.autotrader.co.uk||Stores the last time the the user visited the Press Centre||1 year||HTTP Cookie|
||plc.autotrader.co.uk||Stores navigation information regarding the Results section of the website||2 years||HTTP Cookie|
|AWSALB||Amazon Web Services||Cookie set by Amazon Web Services load balancer to preserve server session stickiness||7 days||HTTP Cookie|
|AWSALBCORS||Amazon Web Services||Enables seamless service delivery from multiple services using a load balancer - the cookie simply records which server cluster is serving you||7 days||HTTP Cookie|
|__cf_bm||plc.autotrader.co.uk||A CloudFoundry cookie that supports Cloudflare Bot Management - helps manage incoming traffic that matches criteria associated with bots||Session||HTTP Cookie|
|Laravel_session||Laravel||Cookie set by Laravel framework to preserve session data - Laravel is used to deliver tools such as Share Price Charts, Widgets etc||2 hours||HTTP Cookie|
|smConsent||plc.autotrader.co.uk||Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain||1 year||HTTP Cookie|
|X SRF-TOKEN||Laravel||Cookie set by Laravel framework to protect against cross-site exploits||2 hours||HTTP Cookie|
Performance (3 cookies)
|_ga||plc.autotrader.co.uk||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how each page is visited by the user||2 years||HTTP Cookie|
|_gat||plc.autotrader.co.uk||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites||10 minutes||HTTP Cookie|
|_gid||plc.autotrader.co.uk||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website||Session||HTTP Cookie|
Your consent applies to the following domains: plc.autotrader.co.uk
You can view and change your cookie settings at any time.
We sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as Flickr, Instagram, Twitter, Vimeo, and YouTube. Pages with this embedded content may present cookies from these websites.
Similarly, when you use one of the share buttons on this website, a cookie may be set by the service you have chosen to share content through. We do not control the dissemination of these cookies and we will not block cookies from those websites. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.