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What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server. 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, the site name and some numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences.

Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (these are known as ‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’).

To find out more about cookies, the website HowStuffWorks provides a comprehensive guide: How Internet Cookies Work

Enable/Disable Cookies

By using our website, you consent to the use and storage of cookies on your end device. You can view our website without cookies, but the services available to you will be reduced as a result.

You can prevent cookies from being saved on your end device by setting your browser to not accept cookies. Please note that most browsers accept cookies as a default setting.

In addition, you can delete cookies stored on your end device at any time. Instructions for how to do this can be found in the manual for your browser or end device.

First Party Cookies

Our website uses the following first party cookies:

Name

Description

Expiry

Category

JSESSIONID

This is a generic cookie used to manage your website session and navigation steps.

Session Cookie

Strictly Necessary

Code

This cookie is used to remember the product selected by the user when trying to find a dealer for a product. It is set when the user clicks the "Find A Dealer" button on a product page.

2 weeks

Functionality

Dealer

This cookie stores a user's selection from the Dealer Locator.

2 weeks

Functionality

euCookieCompliance

This cookie indicates that the user has accepted the cookie policy. It ensures that, once it has been closed, the cookie banner will not be shown thereafter.
 

Session Cookie

Functionality

Height

This cookie stores the height selected by the user in the Tyre Finder, and remembers it when the user revisits the application.

2 weeks

Functionality

loadIndex

This cookie stores the load index selected by the user in the Tyre Finder, and remembers it when the user revisits the application.

2 weeks

Functionality

Rim

This cookie stores the rim size selected by the user in the Tyre Finder, and remembers it when the user revisits the application.

2 weeks

Functionality

speedIndex

This cookie stores the speed index selected by the user in the Tyre Finder, and remembers it when the user revisits the application.

2 weeks

Functionality

Width

This cookie stores the width selected by the user in the Tyre Finder, and remembers it when the user revisits the application.

2 weeks

Functionality

userLngCntr

This cookie stores the country and language selected by the user on the country selection page. The cookie is set when the user clicks the "change country" link and selects a country from the list, or by IP-address detection functionality.

1 year

Functionality

detLngCntr

This cookies stores the detected country and language using an IP detection service. It is set when the country/language chosen by the user is different from the country/language of the website.

1 year

Functionality

Vehicle

This cookie stores the vehicle type of the tyre size selected by the user in the Tyre Finder's "Find By Car" feature. It is required to pick the right vehicle category in the search results.

2 weeks

Functionality

viewedTire

This cookie stores the ID of the tyre last viewed by the user to be shown as shortcut back to this tyre when viewing the Dealer Locator.

2 weeks

Functionality

Desktop

This cookie stores the user's decision to view the desktop version of the page on a mobile device.

1 hour

Functionality

Category

This cookie stores the news category selected by the user, remembering this setting when the user returns to the News page.

Session Cookie

Functionality

Year

This cookie stores the year of the news selected by the user, remembering this setting when the user returns to the News page.

Session Cookie

Functionality

dlInitialSearch

This cookie stores the search term entered by the user on the Dealer Locator page.

Session Cookie

Functionality

Third Party Cookies

Our website uses the following third party cookies:

Name

Description

Expiry

Category

__utma

This cookie is used by Google Analytics to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie updates each time data is sent to Google Analytics.

2 years

Performance

__utmb

This cookie is used by Google Analytics to distinguish new sessions and visits. The cookie updates each time data is sent to Google Analytics.

30 minutes

Performance

__utmc

This cookie is used by Google Analytics to determine new visitors.

End of session

Performance

__utmz

This cookie is used by Google Analytics to store the traffic source or campaign which leads to the user's visit.

6 months

Performance

_ga

This cookie is used by Google Analytics to evaluate the purpose of a user's visit, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and improvement of the customer experience.

2 years

Performance

_qst

This cookie is used by Qubit to collect non-personally identifiable information, for example on visitor behaviour or how they react to marketing communications.

Expiry TBA.

Targeting and Advertising

_qst_s

This cookie is used by Qubit to collect non-personally identifiable information, for example on visitor behaviour or how they react to marketing communications.

Expiry TBA.

Targeting and Advertising

_qubitTracker

This cookie is used by Qubit to collect non-personally identifiable information, for example on visitor behaviour or how they react to marketing communications.

Expiry TBA.

Targeting and Advertising

qtag_536854

This cookie is used by Qubit to collect non-personally identifiable information, for example on visitor behaviour or how they react to marketing communications.

Expiry TBA.

Targeting and Advertising


Cookie Categories

Cookies can be categorized in several ways:

Strictly Necessary: These cookies are essential to ensure that the user can navigate and use special features of the site, such as accessing secured areas of a page. Without them, essential parts of the website cannot be used.

Performance: These cookies allow the website to save user preferences, such as language settings, giving the user an improved, more personal experience.

Functionality: These cookies collect data about user behavior. All data is collected anonymously, and functionality cookies cannot track the user's activities on other websites.

This information is used to compile reports to improve the website. Functionality cookies may also include those which provide a service requested by the user.

Targeting and Advertising: These cookies are used to display ads that are relevant to the user and their interests. These cookies can also be used to measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign, which the user interacted with during while visiting particular web pages, and allow for communication with potential advertisers.