Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is stored in a temporary location on your computer to allow our website to distinguish you from other users of the website.

If you don’t want to accept cookies, you’ll still be able to browse the site and use it for research purposes. Most web browsers have cookies enabled, but at the bottom of this page you can see how to disable cookies. Please note that cookies can’t harm your computer. We don’t store personally identifiable information in the cookies, but we do use encrypted information gathered from them to help provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allow us to improve our site.

Cookies used by our website

The Group Lotus website, LOTUSCARS.COM, uses the following cookies for the collection of website usage statistics and to ensure that we can provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website. These cookies are anonymous and, for the exception of necessary cookies, are temporary.  By using our website, you agree that we may place these types of cookies on your device.

Necessary CookiesThese are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
Advertising / Targeting CookiesThese cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.
Facebook Pixel is the relevant cookie used when advertising on Facebook and Instagram. It collects data that helps track ads, build targeted audiences for future ads and remarket to you. Google Analytics is also used for remarketing purposes as well based on your user behaviour on our website which is then used as the basis for remarketing campaigns.
Functionality CookiesThese are cookies that are used to recognise you when you return to our website, personalise our content to you and remember your preferences. It also enables us to provide you with functional content such as videos.

The individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them are in the table below:

NameDetailsMore Information
_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmv, _utmz, _gid, _ga*, _gcl*, FP*
(Google Analytics)
Google Analytics is Google’s analytics tool that helps website and app owners to understand how their visitors engage with their properties. 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.Visit Google’s site for more information.
i18n_code, ignore_detected_languageThis cookie keeps a record of what country you have selected in the location selector. This allows us to tailor the content to your location.
_GRECAPTCHA, rc::a, rc::b, rc::cPart of the Google anti-robot system in the newsletter subscription box (but not used by Google for analytics)
Optanon*Used by our Cookie Management partnet to manage cookie preferences.To find out more please visit OneTrust’s cookie information page
YouTubeWe embed videos in our website from YouTube channels using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page.
_hj*Used by Hotjar to help us optimise page layout for readability.To find out more please visit Hotjar’s cookie information page.
__stripe_midUsed by Stripe, our payment service provider, for e-commerce handlingTo find out more please visit Stripe’s cookie information page
finance-*Keeps a record of your selections whilst tailoring vehicle finance, to prevent you having to enter the information multiple times.
AWSALB, AWSALBCORSRegisters which server-cluster is serving the visitor. This is used in context with load balancing , in order to optimize user experience.
AcsbresetUsed by Accessibe, our accessibility partner, to ensure deliver of accessible content


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For information about how to disable cookies in your browser please visit the About Cookies website.