What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded onto your computer or smartphone (or other device) you accesses a website. It allows us to recognise a user’s device and store some information about the user’s preferences or past actions.
To book a car on our website, you need to have cookies enabled. If you do not wish to enable cookies you can still browse our website, however you will be unable to make a booking. Most web browsers have cookies enabled as standard, see below on how to manage cookies for different operating systems / web browsers.
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. There are 3 types of cookies that we use;
Strictly necessary cookies
These are required for the website to function and all kinds of essential things including enabling payment, language and choices when navigating around our website. Our website simply would not function without these essential cookies.
These track how you interact and use our website including which pages you visit and when and where error messages are displayed. They don’t record any information that could identify you, they are only used to help us improve our sites performance. These cookies are not essential to enable you to use our website.
Tracking and marketing cookies
These help you see relevant adverts and remember that you have visited our website and can be shared with advertisers to display relevant adverts. These cookies are not essential to enable you to use our website. Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after 30 days.
Most web browsers have cookies enabled by default, you can check the type and version of your web browser as follows;
- PC: Click ‘Help’ at the top of your browser window and select ‘About’
- Mac: Click the Apply menu from the browser and select ‘About’
How to check cookie settings
For your convenience we have complied a list of links to the latest information regarding cookie control for the most popular browsers, if you use a browser not included here we recommend you check the cookie control settings; (links open in new tab)
More information about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org
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Third party cookies
When using our website you may notice cookies from some third party websites. An example would be where we have embedded content such as YouTube videos, you may be sent cookies from these websites also. We have no control over third party websites and recommend you visit their website direct to understand how they use and manage cookies.
We also use Google Analytics, which is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic, and helps us identify pages that are slow, broken or poorly performing. For more information, please visit www.google.co.uk/analytics
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Cookies are not spyware or adware and can't deliver viruses or run programs on your device. To find out more about cookies, please visit www.youronlinechoices.eu (opens in new tab). Please be aware that cookies do not harm your computer. We do not store personally identifiable information such as credit card details in cookies we create, but we do use encrypted information gathered from them to help improve the user’s experience of the site. For example, they help us to identify and resolve errors.
We’re providing you with this information as part of our commitment to comply with recent legislation and to ensure that we’re honest and clear about your privacy and you’re your rights when using our website.