Cookie Policy

This cookie policy will inform you what cookies PLC Auction uses when you visit our website or use our electronic services and how you can disable cookies.

This cookie policy should be read in accordance with our Privacy Policy, which describes how we respect your privacy and protect your personal data.

You can refer to the glossary at the end to understand the meaning of some terms used in this cookie policy.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer's hard drive when you visit a website. They are used for different purposes, such as remembering your preferences, letting you navigate between pages efficiently and enhancing your experience when visiting a website.

The cookie itself does not contain personal information although it will enable us to associate your use of our website with 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.

How do we use cookies?

Tracking user traffic patterns

We may use cookies to track user traffic patterns on our website. For example, how many people are visiting our website and which areas of the site they are viewing. This gives us an insight into how our customers are using our website and helps us to improve usability. We do not use cookies to track your use of third-party websites.

Cookie name Type Description
_ga; _ga_*; _gid; S Session cookies Used by Google Analytics
__Secure-1PSID*; __Secure-3PSID*; __Secure-3PAPISID; SID; SSID; HSID; AEC; NID; SIDCC; APISID Session cookies Used by Google Account
__Host-GAPS; __Host-3PLSID; __Host-1PLSID; SMSV; ACCOUNT_CHOOSER Session cookies Used by Google Account

Encrypted cookies

After a user logs into our website, we also use encrypted cookies on each web page to authenticate the user. You cannot log into the members’ area of our website without accepting these cookies and you cannot bid on lots without accepting these cookies.

Cookie name Type Description
XSRF-TOKEN Session cookies Used to maintain user login sessions
__session Session cookies Used to maintain user login sessions

What happens if I don’t accept cookies?

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 customized searches for vehicles) may not function properly or conveniently if your other cookies are disabled.

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser [see below]. Alternatively, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies.

Should I keep cookies switched on?

We would like you to keep cookies 'turned on' when you visit our websites so that you receive the best possible experience. If you turn off our cookies, parts of our website may not work properly.

However, if you would like to turn off cookies, you can do so by editing the settings in your browser.

Turn off cookies in Internet Explorer >> Click here
Turn off cookies in Chrome >> Click here
Turn off cookies in Safari >> Click here
Turn off cookies in FireFox >> Click here 
Turn off cookies in Safari IOS >> Click here 
Turn off cookies in Google Android >> Click here


Persistent cookies

These cookies help us to remember your settings when you revisit our website and continue to stay on your computer after you have visited our site.

Session cookies

These cookies identify that the user is moving from page to page and terminate when the user stops visiting the various pages. They are deleted when the browser is closed.

Third-party cookies

All third-party cookies belong to someone other than PLC Auction such as advertising partners and can also be set into external content from third-party websites within our website.