Cookie Policy

About Cookies

A cookie is a small electronic file of letters and numbers that can be stored on your browser or on the hard drive of your computer or any device (e.g. mobile phones or tablets) you use to access the websites you visit. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users.  This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website.

Cookies cannot harm your computer. We do not store sensitive information in the cookies we use, but we do use encrypted information gathered from them to help improve your experience of our website. More information about Cookies including how to see what cookies have been set on your computer or device and how to manage and delete them, can be found on the independent third-party website

Restricting Cookies

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. As each browser is different, please consult your browser’s “help” function or the user guide for your device to find out how to customise your cookie settings. However, please note that if you use your browser settings to block some or all of the cookies we use, you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.

If you would like to disable or delete a Flash cookie (see below for more information about these), see Adobe Flashplayer Security Settings.

By continuing to browse the site, without amending your browser settings, you agree to our use of cookies.

Types of Cookies

We may use any of the following types of cookie on our website:

  • Essential cookies. These are cookies that are required for the smooth operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to access restricted areas of our website or provide us with your personal data securely.
  • Flash Cookies.Some of the content on our website is displayed using Adobe Flash Player. Adobe uses Flash cookies (also known as Local Shared Objects) to improve your experience as a user. Flash cookies are stored on your device in the same way as normal cookies, but your browser manages them differently.
  • Analytical / performance cookies. These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to remember your preferences.
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visits to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We may use this information to make our website and the content displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose (for example with targeted advertising on third party sites).

Third Party Cookies

Please note that some cookies used on the Southern Motor Group Ltd website come from third parties. This is because some of the pages on our site contain embedded content from third-party websites. Providers of external services such as web traffic analysis services may also use cookies via our site.

Examples of third party cookies we may use are:

  • Social network sharing: If you share content from the Southern Motor Group website using social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter, you may be sent cookies from these websites.
  • External Southern Motor Group Ltd advertising: We sometimes advertise on other websites. These adverts use third party cookies to help them to display personalised ads that are relevant to you.

Details of which cookies on the Southern Motor Group Ltd website are third party cookies can be seen below. Please note that we cannot control the setting of third party cookies.

Our Cookies

Except for essential cookies (including Flash cookies), all cookies used on the Southern Motor Group Ltd website will expire after 365 days.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use on our website and the purposes for which we use them in the table below, where cookies are from third parties please follow the link in the ‘more information box for further guidance.

The table below will be updated periodically as we start using new cookies and stop using old ones. Please check back here to see which cookies are in use at any given time.

Cookie Name Purpose Notes
Google Analytics We use Google Analytics cookies to understand how users browse our website in order to make it better browsing experience for everyone.
Session Cookies
Google Analytics Session cookies are used to measure the number of visits (including the current visit) and number of pages per session.
Google Analytics This cookie stores the URL of the referring website. It is used for broad identification of visitor sources that can then be used to trigger the display of a specific tracking number on the website.
Google Doubleclick This cookie is used by Google AdSense DoubleClick for online advertising frequency capping and avoiding the duplication of ads on a page, meaning a user will not have to view the same ad over and over again.
YouTube These cookies are set by the YouTube video service on pages with embedded YouTube video (3rd Party)