BMW UK COOKIE POLICY.

Use of Cookies by BMW.

A cookie is a small text file that some websites store on your computer.

Within this website cookies are used to improve the browsing experience for our customers. BMW Group take your privacy seriously and the below information details the cookies used, how to prevent these being written and the impact of doing so on your browsing experience.

Disabling/Enabling all cookies.

You can accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, you will not be able to use all of the interactive features of the site if cookies are disabled.

Most recent web browsers allow control over the cookies saved through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

Disabling/Enabling specific cookies.

BMW Group are working to provide the ability for you to manage your cookies preferences within our website but this is currently under development. As an interim step below we have details all of the cookies set by our websites, their purpose and details of how to opt out where available.

The cookies details on this website are based on the International Chamber of Commerce guice for cookie categories; Strictly Necessary, Performance, Functionality or Targeting.

The tables below explain the cookies we use and why. The information is updated regularly but if a discrepancy is found then please contact us.

First Party Cookies Purpose Expiry date Category*
bw Delivers multimedia content according to the user's technical requirements. Session Functionality
mobile This cookie will detect your mobile device to forward you to the appropriate App download page. 2 days Strictly necessary
visitorID This cookie provides tracking data and helps for personalisation. 4 years Performance and targeting
personalDataSet Filling in forms is facilitated by caching the data a user has already entered into a similar form on the BMW website. This cookie is used for the registration form for MyBMW and for contact requests (e.g. RFO, RFI). Session Functionality
SMSESSION This session cookie tags the user with an ID while he is using the site so the web servers can respond to his actions (e.g. by delivering personalised information). Session Strictly necessary
LOGGEDIN This session cookie is used when logging into MyBMW, so that he remains logged in while accessing different pages of the BMW website. Session Strictly necessary
JSESSIONID This session cookie indicates that you are actively using the site. This indicates, at any given time, how many users are visiting the site. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser. Session Strictly necessary
CookieDisclaimer This cookie is used to record if an user has accepted the use of the different types of cookies on the BMW website. The cookie is a permanent one, it will be deleted for cookie changes. Permanent Strictly necessary
usy46gabsosd These cookies collect data about user behaviour. The information is used to compile reports to improve the website. All data is collected anonymously, and includes parameters such as page impressions, of pages visited, etc. (System Webanalytics, Speedtrap Tracking and Clustermanagement). Session Performance
bmwcsaDBID
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These cookies collect data about user behaviour. The information is used to compile reports to improve the website. All data is collected anonymously, and includes parameters such as page impressions, of pages visited, etc. (System Webanalytics, Speedtrap Tracking and Clustermanagement). 5 years Performance
Third Party Cookies Purpose Expiry date Category*
st_input System Webanalytics, Speedtrap Tracking and Clustermanagement - keeps users on the same active load balancer (ALB) during the session. Session Performance
Google+ Plugin Transmission of data for "Google+" plugin. Session Targeting/Advertising
Facebook Plugin Transmission of data for "Like" plugin. Session Targeting/Advertising

*Categories:

Strictly Necessary: These cookies are essential to ensure that the user can navigate and use special features of the site, such as accessing secured areas of a page. Without these essential parts of the website cookies can not be used. Persistent cookies are normally not used this category, unless they are really required.

Performance: These cookies allow the website, to save user preferences, such as language settings. It also allows the user an improved, more personal use of the Website. "Functionality cookies" may include cookies providing a service which the user has requested. These cookies can not track the user's activities on other websites.

Functionality: These cookies collect data about user behaviour. The information is used to compile reports to improve the website. All data is collected anonymously.

Targeting and Advertising-Cookies: These cookies are used to display ads that are relevant for the user and his interests. These cookies can also be used to save and measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign, which the user got in touch with during visiting particular webpages. Thus gives the possibility for the communication with potential advertisers.

Sharing tools

The BMW Group web pages contain embedded 'share' buttons to enable users of the site to share content with friends through social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter. These sites may set a cookie when you are logged in to their service. The BMW Group does not control the setting of cookies from these websites. Please check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

About

Cookies are small text files that get stored on your computer when you visit some websites.

We use cookies across our site to help improve usability of the site and provide a level of enhanced functionality. You can remove any cookies which get stored on your computer, but this may prevent you from being able to use parts of our website.

For further details on how cookies are used on this site, please click on the options below.

Compliance

This cookie is used to tell us if you have consented to allow for the use of cookies on the site. Once a selection has been made, this cookie is also used to stop the cookie notification message from being displayed next time you visit the site.

Cookie Legislation Compliance Cookies:
cls, this cookie is used to tell us if you consented for this site to use cookies.

Strictly Necessary

These cookies are used throughout the site to help provide and support core functionality and will automatically be accepted. These cookies are not used to track and store any personal data and will automatically get deleted when you close your web browser.

Application Session Cookies:
ASP.Net_Session,ASP.Net_SessionId, This cookie is used to enable core site functionality.

Functional

‘Functional’ cookies are used on the site to provide reactive and proactive live chat sessions to enable you to have access to instant support services.

Last Action Cookies:
last-wflw, Upon returning to the site after a time away this cookie allows us to load the site in most appropaite way.
Last Search Action Cookies:
last-se-wflw, Upon returning to the site after a time away this cookie allows us to load the correct vehicle search mode.
Flash Version Cookies:
fv, This cookie allows us to provided the best flash content for the version you have installed.
My Account Access Ticket Cookies:
uvl-access, Upon accessing your account on this site an encrypted cookie is used to keep you logged in while the browser is open.
Search Criteria Cookies:
pst_*, These cookies store certain search criteria so that the next time you vist the site the search is pre-populated.
Search Context Cookies:
last[*]-[*]-arg, Upon returned to the site after a time away these cookies will load the site up in the correct state.

Performance

‘Performance’ cookies are used throughout the site to help collect information about how you are using our website (e.g. which pages you visit). These cookies don’t collect any personal information about you, everything is collected anonymously and is only used to help improve the usability and performance of our site.

Google Analytics Cookies:
__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz, These cookies are used to enable Google Analytics, this tool is used by us monitor site usage to improve site performance and features.

Third Party

We work with a number of third parties to enhance your experience on the site. This includes social media and live chat functionality.

Google Maps Cookies:
PREF, GAPS, SID, HSID, NID, SNID, W6D, Khcookie, These cookies are used to enable Google Maps we use Google maps to display a Dealer's location on a map.
Live Advisor (online chat) Analytics Cookies:
live_advisor, This cookie is used to enable the Live Chat feature of this site.

Currently this site is offering full functionality as cookies are being accepted.