COOKIE POLICY

 1. HOW WE USE COOKIES AT BENTLEY MEDIA

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a tailored experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve the performance of the site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

2. WHAT ARE COOKIES?

A cookie is a small data file that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer when you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive to help us remember information about your visit, making the site more useful and relevant to you the next time you visit.

The cookie type can be identified by how long it persists and the domain it belongs to.

Session cookie - erased when the user closes the browser.

Persistent cookie - remains on the device for a pre-defined period of time.

First-party cookies - set by the web server of the visited page and shares the same domain.

Third-party cookies - these are stored by a different domain to the visited page from sites such as YouTube or Facebook.

3. HOW TO DISABLE COOKIES

Bentley Motors will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by Bentley Motors websites, or any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how, or you can use one of the following links:

• Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
• Cookie settings in Firefox
• Cookie settings in Chrome
• Cookie settings in Safari mobile for iOS 

Please be aware that restricting cookies may negatively impact your experience on Bentley Motors websites.
Bentley Motors use a number of suppliers who also add cookies to our websites on our behalf, in order to deliver their services and to improve your experience.

4. THIRD PARTY COOKIES

Please note that during your visits to Bentley Motors websites you may notice some cookies that are not related to Bentley Motors or its contractors. When you visit a page with content embedded from YouTube or Flickr, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. Bentley Motors does not control these cookies. You should check the relevant third party websites for more information regarding these cookies and how to opt out.

The Bentley Newsroom website now carries embedded 'share' buttons to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their friends through a number of popular social networks. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. Bentley Motors does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

5. TYPES OF COOKIE USED

We use the following cookies:

· Strictly necessary cookies.

These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website and use the collection feature.

· Analytical/ performance cookies. 
They 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 the information they are looking for easily.

6. LIST OF THIRD PARTY COOKIES

The below list represents all of the cookies currently being used on this website.

Cookie Expires What does it do
 _ga

2 Years

This cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. The new service reduces the reliance on cookies in general, and only sets this and one other - _gat, although Google also say data can be collected without setting any cookies. This cookie is used to distinguishes unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.

The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance

 __atuvc

2 Years

This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It stores an updated page share count.

The main purpose of this cookie is: Functionality

__atuvs

Session based cookie

This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. This is believed to be a new cookie from AddThis which is not yet documented, but has been categorised on the assumption it serves a similar purpose to other cookies set by the service.

The main purpose of this cookie is: Functionality

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2 yrs

These cookies are all associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. 

The main purpose of this cookie is: Functionality

 

 

7. FURTHER READING

For further information regarding cookies, you may find the following links of interest:
• Cookie Collective
• Cookiepedia

For further legal information regarding privacy issues, you may find the following links of interest:
• EU Legislation on Cookies
• The Information Commissioner's Office

Please note that Bentley Motors is not responsible for the content of external websites.
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