Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy applies to, operated by CarVanBike LTD of 10 Bank Top, Blackburn, England, BB2 1TB (hereinafter “CarVanBike”, “we”, “us”, or “our”).

Please read this Cookie Policy together with our Privacy Policy and   e-mail if you have any questions.

Why do we provide information about cookies?

Providing information about our use of cookies is required by the UK`s Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (“PECR”) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (“DPA”). As well as the EU`s Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive (“PECD”) and the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).

What are cookies?      

Cookies are small files stored by most internet browsers to obtain information about visitors so that we can make the web experience more attractive to you. We use cookies to:

  • Obtain information about your browser settings, domain name, Internet service provider, operating system, date and time of access, location, and type of device you use to access our website, and to perform system administration.
  • To obtain information about other websites you have visited in order to improve your experience.
  • To prevent fraudulent activity and improve security.
  • Identify and analyse your browsing preferences and the products you are interested in.

Some of the cookies used on our websites are set by us, others are set by third parties on our behalf.

What types of cookies do we use?

  • Necessary cookies: these cookies are necessary for us to provide you with the basic features of our website and cannot be turned off in our systems.
  • Non-essential cookies:
    1. Performance and analytics cookies: these cookies allow us to track visits and traffic sources to measure and improve the performance of our website.
    2. Functional cookies: These cookies are used to improve functionality and personalisation during your visit.

Below you will find a list of the non-essential cookies we use, with their name, description, lifetime, and type, so you know what you are consenting to. Please note that this list may be updated from time to time.

The cookies used are from Google Analytics operated by Google LLC (USA) 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, US, and Google Ireland Limited Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Namely:

  • Utma: cookie that generates a unique user ID. This cookie counts how many times a user visits the website and records when the user first and last visited the website.
  • Utmb and Utmc Cookies used to calculate when a session ended. The utmb cookie records the time of arrival on the site. The utmc cookie checks if the session should stay open or if a new session should be created.
  • Utmz: cookie that records the user's origin and keywords.

The information stored in the cookie about your use of this website is transmitted to a Google USA server and stored there. We use the usage data collected with the help of Google Analytics to evaluate and statistically analyse the use of our website by its visitors. The data collection and processing is carried out on the legal basis of our legitimate interest in the optimisation of our website including evaluation and analysis.

How can you manage cookies?

a) Browser control

Most browsers allow you to control cookies through the cookie settings, which you can customise to consent to the use of cookies. You can also check and delete cookies with most browsers. To do so, please refer to your browser manufacturer's documentation by following the link relevant to you Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft EdgeOpera, Safari.

b) Pop-up consent tool

When you visit our website for the first time, you will be presented with a pop-up cookie setting window. This pop-up is a consent tool and allows you to indicate your preferences regarding cookies. You can accept or reject them or view this Cookie Policy before giving your consent to cookies or rejecting them. This allows you to make an informed decision about the cookies we use. You are free to accept or reject cookies but note that browsing our website may be less user-friendly and relevant content may be affected after you reject them.

Regardless of your initial decision, you may from time to time withdraw your consent or adjust your preferences through browser control settings, clearing your cookie folder, or by changing your preferences in our Pop-Up Consent Tool.

Can this policy change?

We may update our Cookie Policy from time to time. This may be for a variety of reasons, such as to reflect a change in the law or to change our business practices and the way we use cookies. We encourage you to check back here periodically for changes to our Cookie Policy. This Cookie Policy was last updated on 11 February 2023.

Who can I contact for more information?

If you have any questions or comments about our Cookie Policy or wish to exercise your rights under applicable law, please contact us.