What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of text sent to your web browser by websites you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows us or a third-party to recognise you and make your next visit easier and more useful to you.
Why are cookies essential to how customers use the Kia Finance website?
Types of cookies
The length of time a cookie stays on your device depends on its type. We use two types of cookies on our websites.
- Session cookies are temporary cookies which only exist during the time you use the website (or more strictly, until you close the browser after using the website). Session cookies help our websites remember what you chose on the previous page, avoiding the need to re-enter information.
- Persistent cookies stay on your device after you’ve visited our website. For example, if you tick the ‘Accept’ button on the pop-up warning about cookies, a persistent cookie will be used so that you won’t be shown the warning next time you visit the site.
- To track your progress when completing online forms so we can present the pages to you in the correct sequence.
How to control and delete cookies
If you want to restrict or block the cookies we set, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘help’ function for your particular browser should tell you how.
www.aboutcookies.org contains comprehensive information on cookies for a wide variety of browsers and how to delete cookies from your computer. To learn about controlling cookies on the browser of your mobile device please refer to your handset manual.
Details of the cookies we use
The tables below describe the cookies set against the kiafinance.co.uk domain, for details of third-party cookies stored against other domains while using our site, please refer to the third party’s own policy listed above.
Our Own Cookies
|__RequestVerificationToken||This is an anti-forgery token. It ensures that form submissions come from valid user submissions, and not from automated bots or other malicious behaviour (e.g. a CSRF attack)||At end of session|
|ASP.NET_SessionId||ASP.NET must track a session ID for each user so that it can map the user to session state information on the server. By default, ASP.NET uses a non-persistent cookie to store the session state. However, if a user has disabled cookies on the browser, session state information cannot be stored in a cookie.||At end of session|
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
|_gat||Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>.||1 minute|
|_gid||Used to distinguish users.||24 hours|
|_ga||Used to distinguish users.||2 years|
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