What are Cookies, why do we use them and are they safe?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer's hard drive when you visit a website. They are used for a lot of different purposes, such as letting you navigate between pages efficiently and enhancing your experience when visiting a website. For example they can remember your preferences.
The cookie itself does not contain personal information although it will enable us to relate your use of Copart websites to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can’t read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other websites.
Cookies are safe, they are small text files; they can't look into your computer or read any personal information nor do they carry viruses or install anything harmful on your computer.
In addition, we use encrypted cookies to authenticate the user on each page after the user logs on to our website. It is not possible to log in to the members’ area of our website without accepting these cookies – this means you cannot bid on Copart UK or Copart UAE lots without accepting these cookies. This is necessary to ensure your security and the security of the online bidding process by authenticating those that are entering the members areas.
Accepting the log-in cookies will enable you to access the members’ area of our website, but some other features and services (for example creating customised searches for vehicles) may not function properly or conveniently if your other cookies are disabled.
What types of cookies are used?
We use a number of cookies:
These cookies identify that the user is moving from page to page and terminate when the user stops visiting the various pages. It is then deleted when the browser is closed.
These cookies help us to remember your settings when you revisit our website and therefore these continue to stay on your computer after you have visited our site.
Third Party Cookies:
All third party cookies belong to someone other than us such as advertising partners and can also be set into external content from third party websites within our website.
Should I keep cookies switched on?
We would like you to keep cookies 'turned on' while you visit our websites so you receive the best possible experience as parts of website may otherwise not work.
However if you would like to turn off cookies you can do so by editing the settings in your browser.
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