In this document we explain how cookies are used in connection with our services and the type of cookies used. At the bottom of the document you can review your cookie settings. WTF1 is a brand owned by Car Throttle Ltd.
We want our services to be easy, useful and reliable. For services delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These small files are known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.
These pieces of information are used to improve services by, for example:
- enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task
- recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested
- measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast.
You can manage cookies yourself and learn more about them using the links below.
You can also set your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. If you do choose not to accept cookies, this may significantly undermine your use and your experience of the website. Car Throttle Ltd cannot be held liable for any negative impact on your experience of our website resulting from the decision to block our website cookies.
The cookies we use on the website are described below:
Some of our services use session cookies to remember that you have made a selection or chosen preferences. They also help keep track of your progress so you don’t have to give the same information twice. Session cookies do not contain any personal information about you and they are deleted when you leave the site. Some services will not work if your browser does not have cookies enabled.
- WTF1 session cookies for keeping you logged-in to the WTF1 website under your account.
- Other 1st party cookies for save user interface (UI) preferences with cookies and/or browser storage.
- Facebook Connect so WTF1 users can log in with Facebook
Website statistics and analytics
- Car Throttle cookie tracks anonymous usage for stats
- Google Analytics cookie to track anonymous aggregate usage which allows us to improve the Car Throttle site
- Quantserve cookie for analytics which helps us understand our online audience
- Comscore cookie to track anonymous aggregate usage
Content and social cookies
When WTF1 or creates a post with a rich-media embed, this creates an iframe in the user’s browser which may set any cookies it likes. Our commonly-used iframe embed providers are as follows:
- Google+ (YouTube subscribe button)
- DoubleClick (Google DFP) – Our ad-server
- Google Adsense – Required by DFP
Ad Networks and Beacons:
Some advertising on Car Throttle is loaded from 3rd parties. All advertisement units are sandboxed inside iframes for privacy and security, however the advertising services may place cookies on their domains inside a user’s browser for analytics and targeting purposes. Such cookies include:
More information about targeted advertising:
Turning Off Cookies
You can make your browser stop accepting some or all cookies. But it’s worth noting that with cookies disabled, many of the things you do online — for instance, remaining logged into the Car Throttle platform — would no longer be possible.
All modern browsers let you control your cookie settings. Here’s a list:
To specifically turn off third party advertising cookies, you can visit these sites:
Useful Links And Further Reading
To find out more about cookies, how they work and what they do, visit the sites below:
For more information about privacy and internet advertising, visit this site set up by the IAB:
More information about privacy issues:
Change Your Cookie Settings
What kind of cookies would you like to accept?
- Required cookies (these cookies are required to enable core site functionality)
- Functional cookies (these cookies allow us to analyse site usage so we can measure and improve performance)
- Advertising cookies (these cookies are used by advertising companies to serve ads that are relevant to your interests)