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    Please read this cookie policy carefully as it contains important information on who we are and how we use cookies on our website. This policy should be read together with our Privacy Policy which sets out how and why we collect, store, use and share personal information generally, as well as your rights in relation to your personal information and details of how to contact us and supervisory authorities if you have a complaint.

    Who we are

    This website is operated by General Traffic Limited. We are a car parts and accessories retailer and for more information see About Us.

    Our website

    This cookie policy relates to your use of our website, www.generaltraffic.co.uk.

    Throughout our website we may link to other websites owned and operated by certain trusted third parties which may be of interest to you. These other third party websites may also use cookies or similar technologies in accordance with their own separate policies. For privacy information relating to these other third party websites, please consult their policies as appropriate.

    Cookies

    A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your device (e.g. computer, smartphone or other electronic device) when you use our website. We use cookies on our website. These help us recognise you and your device and store some information about your preferences or past actions.

    For example, we may monitor how many times you visit our website, which pages you go to, traffic data, location data and the domain name of your internet provider. This information helps us to build a profile of our users and understand their requirements. Some of this data will be aggregated or statistical, which means that we will not be able to identify you individually.

    For further information on our use of cookies, including a detailed list of your information which we and others may collect through cookies, please see below.

    For further information on cookies generally, including how to control and manage them, visit the guidance on cookies published by the UK Information Commissioner's Office, www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

    Consent to use cookies and changing settings

    We will ask for your consent to place cookies or other similar technologies on your device, except where they are essential for us to provide you with a service that you have requested (e.g. to enable you to place items in your shopping basket and to complete your purchase).

    You can withdraw any consent to the use of cookies or manage any other cookie preferences by using our Privacy Settings dashboard. You can then toggle the sliders to turn certain cookies on or off or update your cookie preferences. It may be necessary to refresh the page for the updated settings to take effect.

    Our use of cookies

    The table below provides more information about the cookies we use and why:

The cookies we use

Name

Purpose

Whether cookie is essential for us to provide you with a service that you have requested and whether we will seek your consent before we place the cookie

PHPSESSID

To store the logged in user's username and a 128bit encrypted key. This information is required to allow a user to stay logged in to a web site without needing to submit their username and password for each page visited. Without this cookie, a user is unable to proceed to areas of the web site that require authenticated access

Essential (we will therefore not request your consent before placing this cookie).

private_content_version

Appends a random, unique number and time to pages with customer content to prevent them from being cached on the server.

Essential (we will therefore not request your consent before placing this cookie).

persistent_shopping_cart

Stores the key (ID) of persistent cart to make it possible to restore the cart for an anonymous shopper.

Essential (we will therefore not request your consent before placing this cookie).

form_key

A security measure that appends a random string to all form submissions to protect the data from Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF).

Essential (we will therefore not request your consent before placing this cookie).

store

Tracks the specific store view / locale selected by the shopper.

Essential (we will therefore not request your consent before placing this cookie).

login_redirect

Preserves the destination page the customer was navigating to before being directed to log in.

Essential (we will therefore not request your consent before placing this cookie).

mage-messages

Tracks error messages and other notifications that are shown to the user, such as the cookie consent message, and various error messages, The message is deleted from the cookie after it is shown to the shopper.

Essential (we will therefore not request your consent before placing this cookie).

mage-cache-storage

Local storage of visitor-specific content that enables e-commerce functions.

Essential (we will therefore not request your consent before placing this cookie).

mage-cache-storage-section-invalidation

Forces local storage of specific content sections that should be invalidated.

Essential (we will therefore not request your consent before placing this cookie).

mage-cache-sessid

The value of this cookie triggers the cleanup of local cache storage.

Essential (we will therefore not request your consent before placing this cookie).

product_data_storage

Stores configuration for product data related to Recently Viewed / Compared Products.

Essential (we will therefore not request your consent before placing this cookie).

user_allowed_save_cookie

Indicates if the shopper allows cookies to be saved.

Essential (we will therefore not request your consent before placing this cookie).

mage-translation-storage

Stores translated content when requested by the shopper.

Essential (we will therefore not request your consent before placing this cookie).

mage-translation-file-version

Stores the file version of translated content.

Essential (we will therefore not request your consent before placing this cookie).

section_data_ids

Stores customer-specific information related to shopper-initiated actions such as display wish list, checkout information, etc.

Non-essential (we will therefore request your consent before placing this cookie).

recently_viewed_product

Stores product IDs of recently viewed products for easy navigation.

Non-essential (we will therefore request your consent before placing this cookie).

recently_viewed_product_previous

Stores product IDs of recently previously viewed products for easy navigation.

Non-essential (we will therefore request your consent before placing this cookie).

recently_compared_product

Stores product IDs of recently compared products.

Non-essential (we will therefore request your consent before placing this cookie).

recently_compared_product_previous

Stores product IDs of previously compared products for easy navigation.

Non-essential (we will therefore request your consent before placing this cookie).

_ga

Used to distinguish users.

Non-essential (we will therefore request your consent before placing this cookie).

_gid

Used to distinguish users.

Non-essential (we will therefore request your consent before placing this cookie).

_gat

Used to throttle request rate.

Non-essential (we will therefore request your consent before placing this cookie).



    How to turn off all cookies and consequences of doing so

    If you do not want to accept any cookies, you may be able to change your browser settings so that cookies (including those which are essential to the services requested) are not accepted. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of our website.

    For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to the guidance on cookies published by the UK Information Commissioner's Office, www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

    How to contact us

    Please contact our Data Protection Officer, if you have any questions about this cookie policy or the information we hold about you.

    If you wish to contact our Data Protection Officer, please send an email to customer.service@generaltraffic.co.uk.

    Do you need extra help?

    If you would like this notice in another format (for example: audio, large print, braille) please contact us (see 'How to contact us' above).

    Changes to this policy

    This policy was published on the date shown at the top of this document. We may change this policy from time to time, when we do we will change the date of the document and notify you when you next use this website.