Cookies used on Listers.co.uk

Information about the cookies we use to enhance the website

Cookies and Listers.co.uk

Like many other websites, listers.co.uk uses cookies to improve your user experience by enabling our servers to ‘remember’ you.

Cookies are small text files, which contain nothing more than letters, numbers and symbols, that are downloaded by your web browser. We use a number of cookies on listers.co.uk: some are required in order to make the website actually work, some allow us to provide enhanced functionality and some allow us to improve the performance of our website.

Sometimes, to support the content on our website, we will embed videos, tweets and other content from websites such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Vimeo. When you visit a page containing this content, you may be presented with cookies from these websites too. For further information, you should visit these websites and read their cookie policies or notices.

Additionally, Listers uses the Google Adwords remarketing service to advertise on third party websites, including Google, specifically targeted towards previous visitors to our site. For example, this could mean that if you’ve visited pages that display new Mercedes-Benz C Class cars but haven’t filled in an enquiry form, we might show you an advertisement relating to a new Mercedes-Benz C Class car on a third party website. Google uses cookies to serve advertising based on your past visits to listers.co.uk, but the data is anonymous and you can control or opt-out entirely by visiting Google’s Ads Settings, by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out-page, or by changing your cookie settings.

By using listers.co.uk, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. If you wish to block any of the cookies from our website, we recommend that you set your browser to disable cookies for the listers.co.uk domain, using the instructions on the How to control cookies page of the independent About Cookies website.

Strictly necessary cookies

Some of the cookies we use on listers.co.uk are strictly necessary in order for us to enable you to use the website effectively, for us to help you move around the website, and in order for you to use certain features. Without these cookies, the website may not work as intended, and we would not be able to provide you with certain services, such as used car searching.

Strictly necessary cookies set on listers.co.uk include:

Cookie Name Purpose
AlteonPThis cookie is set by our load balancers and allows us to evenly balance the number of users across the web servers that we use.
ASP.NET_SessionIDThis cookie allows us to identify you between page loads so that, for example, we can tell which vehicle you were looking at when you requested a test drive.
.ASPANONYMOUSThis cookie contains an anonymous identifier that allows our web server software to identify customers that are not logged in.

These cookies expire and are destroyed when you leave the website. They have no personally identifiable information in them.

Performance Cookies

We use some cookies for internal purposes to help us provide you with a better user experience. Information supplied through the use of these cookies helps us to understand how customers use our website, which pages are visited most often, if you get error messages on pages, how we present information and data to you, and allows us to test and get feedback on different design ideas for some pages.

All of the information these cookies collect is aggregated and anonymous - it is only ever used to improve the way our website works. The majority of this functionality is provided by Google Analytics, which sets various cookies containing __utm in their name.

Google Analytics is a free service, provided by Google, and uses multiple cookies. More information on the cookies that are set through our use of Google Analytics can be found on Google’s Analytics Cookie Usage page.

If you wish to block the cookies that are set via Google Analytics, you can either use the [opt-out browser add-on][gaoptout] supplied by Google or you can set your browser to reject all or certain cookies.

Blocking cookies set by Google Analytics will provide no reduced service to you, but it will mean that we are unable to capture detailed information about the experience of our users on listers.co.uk, nor will we be able to track the level of service that listers.co.uk is providing to you.

Functionality cookies

We use some cookies that are kept in your browser after you leave the website to remember settings and choices that you make. For example, if you prefer to order your search results by price, from low to high, listers.co.uk will use a cookie to remember this.

Cookie Name Purpose
DisplayOrderStores your preference for the order in which you prefer to have your search results displayed.
VehicleHistoryStores the ID numbers of the vehicles you have viewed and added to your favourites to enable you to compare vehicles.

These cookies expire one year after they are created and have no personally identifiable information in them.

Blocking these cookies will mean that you will not be able to use the favourite vehicles or comparison features of the website, and you will need to re-order the search results every time you visit listers.co.uk.