Privacy & Cookies

Use of cookies on our sites

Information about the use of cookies on the SVA websites.

About cookies

Cookies are small pieces of data that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or application.

How the SVA uses cookies

The SVA offers a range of services to its members, their customers and other our users, and these use cookies in varying ways for example:

  • Deliver services.
  • Remember visitor information about you, so you don’t have to give it to us again.
  • Basic visitor information to help us understand how you use our services, then we simply make them better.
  • To deliver advertising in various forms
  • Help us improve your experience
  • To find out if our emails have been read and if you find them useful.

You can change your cookie setting at any time. Details on how to do this can be found easily online at engines such as Google, Bing and Firefox.

Types of cookies

First party cookies

These cookies are set by the website you’re visiting and only that website can read them.

Third party cookies

These cookies are set by someone other than theSVA site you’re visiting. Some SVA web pages may also contain content from other sites like YouTube, other car sites or Flickr, which may set their own cookies. Also, if you share a link, the service you share it on (for example, Facebook) may set a cookie on your browser.

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  • The SVA uses email services from Google to inform its members and contacts of relevant activities, events, services and products. The levels of response to these emails may be tracked, in order to improve their effectiveness.

Session cookies

These cookies only last as long as your online session and disappear from your computer or device when you close your browser.

Persistent cookies

These cookies stay on your computer or device after your browser has been closed and last for a time specified in the cookie. SVA may use persistent cookies when we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session. For example, we use them to remember your preferences for the next time you visit.

Performance cookies

These cookies let you use all the different parts of the website. Without them, services that you’ve asked for can’t be provided.

Functional cookies

These help us personalise your experience by remembering your preferences and settings.

Advertising cookies

Some SVA pages use advertising cookies to show you specially targeted adverts. These cookies may also be able to track your browsing across different sites.

 

Using cookies for advertising

The SVA may display advertising on its website and apps.

Using your data to personalise the adverts shown

In some instances, our digital advertising teams will use technology provided to collect data on users behaviour and their devices.

To tailor and deliver advertising, we may collect data from you, this data helps us to predict what might interest you and to show you adverts tailored to those interests. This is commonly known as Online Behavioural Advertising (OBA) or interest-based advertising. Not all of the advertising we show is tailored based on your data and your interests. We also tailor our adverts based on the content you are viewing, contextual advertising; for example, if you are reading an article then we might show you related ads.

Cross-device tracking

Your browsing activity may be tracked across different websites and different devices or apps. If you are not signed in to a web service, we may attempt to match your browsing activity on one device, such as your laptop, with your browsing activity on another device, such as your smartphone, so that we can improve the relevance of the advertising delivered to you.

How can I opt-out?

If at any time you do not want information about your browsing behaviour to be used for the purposes of delivering advertising to you on this website, you can “opt out” as described below. You can also opt-out with the links provided above. If you do choose to opt-out you will continue to see adverts possibly.

 

Change your browser settings

You can prevent your browsing from being tracked generally by adjusting your browser settings, browsing in ‘private mode’ or using browser add-ons.

You can find out how to do this by visiting the relevant support page for your browser, or by using the help function on your browser:

  • Apple Safari
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer & Microsoft Edge
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Opera browser

Ad Choices tools for web browsers

You can opt-out from targeted advertising on this website and more generally across the internet using the opt-out tools of ad industry bodies, including:

  • European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA)
  • Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA)
  • Network Advertising Initiative (NAI)

Ad choices for mobile applications

If you are accessing SVA services through the web browser on your mobile device, you should follow the instructions above.

However, mobile applications use different technologies to recognise your device.

To opt out of your app usage data being used to target advertising within apps you should follow the instructions below.

  • Apple iOS (Please visit the Apple support page for more information)
    1. Go to Settings > Privacy > Advertising
    2. Turn on Limit Ad Tracking
  • Google Android (Please visit the Google support page for more information)
    1. Go to Settings
    2. Select Google in the Accounts section
    3. Select Ads in the Privacy section
    4. Tick Opt out of interest-based ads
  • Microsoft Windows (Please visit the Microsoft support page for more information)
    1. Go to Settings
    2. Tap on Privacy
    3. Tap on Advertising ID, and turn off ‘Let apps use my advertising ID for experiences across apps’

Other tracking technologies

Some sites use things like web beacons, clear GIFs, page tags and web bugs to understand how people are using them and to target advertising to them. They usually take the form of a small, transparent image that is embedded in a web page or email. They work with cookies and capture data like your IP address, when you viewed the page or email, what device you were using and where you were.

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