Next Green Car Cookie Policy

This page is in the process of being updated to reflect the latest changes to our new Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. The new Cookie Policy will reflect changes in data privacy laws, specifically the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the European Union which takes effect on 25 May 2018.

This page details Next Green Car's Cookie Policy. We want you to understand why Next Green Car stores cookie information on your device and gain your consent to do so. As of 26 May 2012, the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (UK Regulations) require that all UK websites have to gain consent from their users to store information on their devices.

For more information, please see Cookie Law

Last updated: 21/5/2013

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded on to a device when an internet user accesses certain websites. Cookies allow a website to recognise a userís device. Cookies are used to differentiate one user from another and to pass information from page to page during a single user's website session. Cookies do not identify people; they are defined by a combination of a computer, a user account, and a browser.

The use of cookies and similar technologies has been commonplace for some time; cookies in particular are important in the provision of many online services.

Why do we need cookies?

A cookie makes the interaction between users and websites faster and easier. They save time and make your browsing experience more enjoyable and efficient.. They can also be necessary for a website to function effectively and provide you with the information or service for which you visited the site.

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Next Green Car does not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. The cookies we use are for the purpose of reporting web traffic statistics, advertisement click-throughs and/or other activities on our site. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site.

When you browse on Next Green Car, the following types of cookies may be generated:

Site performance cookies

These cookies remember where you are on the site and can improve your browsing experience. The main site performance cookie on Next Green Car a session cookie which remembers the model you have selected so you can then view cost calculator and emissions calculator for that model. This cookie is removed as soon as you close your browser.

Anonymous analytics cookies

Every time a user visits our website, web analytics software provided by a third party generates an anonymous analytics cookie.

These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before. Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies, and if you don't, we generate new ones.

This allows us to track how many individual unique users we have, and how often they visit the site. It also allows us to track user paths through the site. This helps us improve how our website works; for example, by making sure users are finding what they need easily.

As there is no registration on Next Green Car, these cookies cannot be used to identify individuals; they are used for statistical purposes only.

Geotargeting cookies

These cookies are used by software which tries to work out what country you are in from information supplied by your browser when it requests a web page. This cookie is completely anonymous, and is only used to help target content and advertising.

Advertising cookies

These cookies allow us to know whether or not you've seen an advert or a type of advert, and how long it is since you've seen it whether you clicked through on the advert. These cookies are anonymous, they store information about the content you are browsing, but not about who you are.

Third party advertising

Many of the advertisements you see on Next Green Car are generated by third parties. Some of these third parties use their own anonymous cookies to track how many people have seen a particular ad, or to track how many people have seen it more than once.

Some of the third party advertisers with which we work with carry out Online Behavioural Advertising on our website. Online Behaviourable Advertising aims to provide you with more carefully targeted advertising. Online Behavioural Advertising adverts will have an Adchoices icon in the corner. This will provide you with information about OBA cookies and link to the IAB consumer site This will provide you with user-friendly information about why cookies are used and a mechanism to opt-out of OBA cookies.

The companies that generate these cookies have their own†privacy policies and Next Green Car has no access to read or write these cookies. These third party advertising cookies may be used by those third parties to anonymously target advertising to you on other websites, based on your visit to the Next Green Car.

Other third party cookies

On some pages of Next Green Car third parties may also set their own anonymous cookies, so that they can track success of application. For example if you visit is page with some embedded content (from sites such as YouTube) a cookie may be set from these websites. Also when you share an article using a social media sharing button on Next Green Car, the social network that has created the button will record this action via a cookie.

Next Green Car does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

How can I control cookies?

All recent versions of popular browsers give users a level of control over cookies and you can change your cookies settings. These settings will typically be found in the options or preferences menu of your browser.

For more information about controlling cookies in individual browsers, see How to control cookies

For more information about deleting cookies in individual browsers, see How to delete cookies

You can control Flash Cookies through Adobe's website.

To control third party advertising cookies you can turn these off by going to Your online choices. You can also visit the trade body representing these advertising platforms for more information Networking Advertising Initiative where there is single page where you can opt-out of the various advertising networks. Please note that there are many more networks on this list than are used at Next Green Car.

What other information is stored on your device?

There are other files apart from cookies which are stored on your device after visiting Next Green Car. These files include picture files on the site, style sheets which determine the look of the site, pages from the website and JavaScript files which make the site interactive (e.g. buttons). These cached files increases the load speed of Next Green Car, as it is not necessary to reload this information every time you visit the website.

Last updated: 21/5/2013

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:10th Nov 2022

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