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What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

How we use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies we use

  • Account related cookies: If you become a member we will use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out however in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when logged out.
  • Login related cookies: We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember this fact. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.
  • Email newsletters related cookies: This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.
  • Surveys related cookies: From time to time we offer user surveys and questionnaires to provide you with interesting insights, helpful tools, or to understand our user base more accurately. These surveys may use cookies to remember who has already taken part in a survey or to provide you with accurate results after you change pages.
  • Forms related cookies: When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

  • This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
  • From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.
  • We use adverts to offset the costs of running this site and provide funding for further development. The behavioural advertising cookies used by this site are designed to ensure that we provide you with the most relevant adverts where possible by anonymously tracking your interests and presenting similar things that may be of interest.
  • We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; {List the social networks whose features you have integrated with your site?:12}, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

Detailed information about the cookies we use

Google rc::a, rc::b and rc::c – Used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website. Expires after users session.

Google _gat – Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate

Google r/collect – Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behavior. It tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels. Expires after users session.

Google NID – Registers aunique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads. Expires after 6 months.

Google test_cookie – Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies. Expires after one day.

_ga and _gid – Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. _ga Expires after 2 years _gid expires after 1 day.

_s, _shopify_s, _shopify_y and _y – Collects data on visitors’ behaviour and interaction – This is used to optimize the website. _s and _shopify_s expire after 1 day _shopify_y and _y expire after 2 years.

YouTube GPS – Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location. Expires after 1 day.

YouTube VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE – Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.

YouTube YSC – Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen. Expires after users session.

YouTube yt-remote-cast-installed, yt-remote-fast-check-period, yt-remote-device-id, yt-remote-session-app, yt-remote-session-name and yt-remote-connected-devices – Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video. Expires after users session.

More Information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site.

However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us via email at: info@supercar-driver.com


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