Cookie Policy

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

Name - JSESSIONID

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

Expiry - Session Cookie

Category - Strictly Necessary

Name - Code

Description - 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.

Expiry - 2 weeks

Category - Functionality

Name - Dealer

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

Expiry - 2 weeks

Category - Functionality

Name - euCookieCompliance

Description - 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.

Expiry - Session Cookie

Category - Functionality

Name - Height

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

Expiry - 2 weeks

Category - Functionality

Name - loadIndex

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

Expiry - 2 weeks

Category - Functionality

Name - Rim

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

Expiry - 2 weeks

Category - Functionality

Name - speedIndex

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

Expiry - 2 weeks

Category - Functionality

Name - Width

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

Expiry - 2 weeks

Category - Functionality

Name - userLngCntr

Description - 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.

Expiry - 1 year

Category - Functionality

Name - detLngCntr

Description - 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.

Expiry - 1 year

Category - Functionality

Name - Vehicle

Description - 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.

Expiry - 2 weeks

Category - Functionality

Name - viewedTire

Description - 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.

Expiry - 2 weeks

Category - Functionality

Name - Desktop

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

Expiry - 1 hour

Category - Functionality

Name - Category

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

Expiry - Session Cookie

Category - Functionality

Name - Year

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

Expiry - Session Cookie

Category - Functionality

Name - dlInitialSearch

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

Expiry - Session Cookie

Category - Functionality

Third Party Cookies

Our website uses the following third party cookies:

Name - __utma

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

Expiry - 2 years

Category - Performance

Name - __utmb

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

Expiry - 30 minutes

Category - Performance

Name - __utmc

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

Expiry - End of session

Category - Performance

Name - __utmz

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

Expiry - 6 months

Category - Performance

Name - _ga

Description - 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.

Expiry - 2 years

Category - Performance

Name - _qst

Description - 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 - --

Category - Targeting and Advertising

Name - _qst_s

Description - 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 - --

Category - Targeting and Advertising

Name - _qubitTracker

Description - 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 - --

Category - Targeting and Advertising

Name - qtag_536854

Description - 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 - --

Category - 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.