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Ford's Cookie Policy

At Ford, we use technologies like cookies, pixels, and local storage to make our websites easier to use and to tailor content to be more relevant for you. This guide is designed to explain what cookies are; the purpose of those used on Ford websites; and what options you have to control or delete them – if you decide you want to.

What is a Cookie?

Almost every website uses cookie technology. A cookie is a small file which a server downloads to your personal computer (PC) or mobile when you visit a website. When you next return to the site using the same device, your PC checks to see if it has a cookie that the website recognises. If it has such a cookie, it communicates with the website and enables the website to read the information held in that.  This allows the site to recognise that the browser has been visited before and, in some cases, may alter the content shown to reflect this.

You can find more information about cookies at:


What Cookies do we use?

The cookies used on this website have been categorised below. These are based on the categories as described in ICC UK Cookie guide.
http://www.iccwbo.uk/pages/privacy


Category 1 – ‘Strictly Necessary’ Cookies

These cookies are essential in letting you move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, services you have asked for such as shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

Cookie Cookie's Description
isOwnerAuthenticated If you are accessing the Owners Services section of our site, this cookie stores whether you are logged in or not. It keeps this information until the end of your visit.
JSESSIONID This cookie keeps information about your browsing history for the duration of that session.
opus_expiry, opus_firstName, opus_id, opus_token Used for MyFord authentication.

Category 2- ‘Performance’ Cookies

These cookies collect information about how our visitors use the website. For example, it enables us to know which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only ever used to improve how our website works.

Performance Cookies

Cookie Cookie's Description
TCID, TCSess, s3_, s3_log All Pages help us count the number of visitors to our sites, measure how they use our sites in order to improve them and provide interactive services to those visitors.
optimizelyBuckets, optimizelyEndUserId, optimizelySegments, optimizelyPendingLogEvents Helps us do to website and mobile A/B testing.
reevoo_utma, reevoo_utmb, reevoo_utmc, reevoo_utmz, reevoo_sp_id.0c99, reevoo_sp_ses.0c99, reevoomark_marker Helps to track the customer engagement in the site.
ARRAffinity, ipe_s, ipe.308.pageViewedCount Helps in tracking the site.
IDE, id, _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmt, _utmz  Helps us improve the content on our sites, by giving us basic tracking information. For example, the number of times you have visited, which search engine you came from, and the keyword you used.
s_cc, s_vi, s_sq, s_visit, ev_36_getval-, s_p_s_prop8-, v_starting, s_fid Helps us to count the number of visitors to our sites and measure how they use our sites in order to improve them. They also check visitor IDs to keep users secure.

Category 3 – ‘Functionality Cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember any choices you make. This could include your user name, language or the region you are in, and provide more enhanced, and personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you’ve customised.

They may also be used to provide services you have asked for, such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. Information collected by these cookies may be anonymised and therefore cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Functionality Cookies

Cookie Cookie's Description
ford_cookie_legislation_seen, _cookietimer Stores whether we have alerted you to the use of cookies on our websites.
popIn Tracks the configuration of a car which user visited and remembers for next 7 days. If the user visits the site again in 7days, it pops up the configured vehicle information.
ford_mobile_sniffer, _forcefullsite This ensures that if you use a mobile device to access our sites, you’ll be shown a mobile-friendly version. Deleting this cookie will mean you see the desktop version of our site and may have a limited experience.
foe-is-disclaimer-acknowledged If you are accessing the SYNC software update section of our site, this cookie stores whether you have acknowledged the cookie disclaimer or not.
foe-vin If you are accessing the SYNC software update section of our site, this cookie stores the vehicle identification number that you have entered.
FavoriteDealer Stores your selected ‘favourite’ Ford dealer.
foe-email If you are accessing the SYNC software update section of our site, this cookie stores the email address that you have entered.

noFlash

 
fr Helps to have the like facebook option on the website.
psyma_participation This cookie allows us to avoid repeatedly showing you online surveys that you’ve already completed or rejected.
_atuvc Helps in sharing the data to social media.
__stamap, __stdlxmap, __stgmap, __stid, __unam, __uset Helps in sharing the data to social media.
unsupported-browsers-overlay-counter, unsupported-browsers-overlay-session Unsupported browser overlay.
dl-last-search-input, dl-last-search-type This cookie allows us to store your dealer locator options.
guxfoe-cookiedislcaimer Stores whether we have alerted you to the use of cookies on our websites.

Category 4: Targeting/advertising Cookies

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant and suited to you and your interests. They’re also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember what websites you have visited and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often, targeting cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.

Web Beacons

Some of our Web pages may contain electronic images known as Web Beacons (sometimes known as clear gifs) that allow us to count the number of users who have visited these pages.

Web Beacons collect only limited information, these include a cookie number; the time and date of a page view, and a description of the page where the Web Beacon resides.

We may also carry Web Beacons that are placed by third party advertisers. These Beacons do not carry any personally identifiable information and are only used to track the level of effectiveness of a particular campaign.

Targeting/Advertising Cookies

Cookie Cookie's Description
gt_uid This cookie collects general information about the pages on "ford.co.uk" that you visit, including the vehicles viewed and dealers you select as 'favourite'. The information can be used by us to place content, including promotions, onto "ford.co.uk" which we believe you may find useful. The cookie is stored for up to 365 days.
AMCVS_ Adobe Marketing Cloud ID
Mbox Adobe Target

Controlling and deleting cookies

If you would like to change how a browser uses cookies, including blocking or deleting cookies from Ford websites (or any other website in fact) you can do so by changing the browser settings. 

To control cookies, most browsers allow you to either accept or reject all cookies, only accept certain types of cookies, or prompt you every time a site wishes to save a cookie. It’s also easy to delete cookies that are already saved on your device by a browser. 

The processes for controlling and deleting cookies vary depending on which browser you use. To find out how to do so with a particular browser, you can use the Help function or alternatively, you can visit http://www.aboutcookies.org which explains, step-by-step, how to control and delete cookies in most browsers.

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