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DEKRA UK Cookies and Social Media Plugins Policy

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, mobile or tablet by the websites that you visit. They are widely used to ensure the best experience, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide anonymous information to the owners of the website the pages you visit.

All DEKRA UK companies may collect information about your visits to our website such as IP address, location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views. This information may be used to improve our website's usability.

Companies covered under this policy
• DEKRA UK Management Limited
• DEKRA Automotive Limited
• DEKRA Claims Services UK Limited
• DEKRA UK Limited

What types of cookies do we use?

We use two types: persistent cookies and session cookies. A persistent cookie helps us recognise you as an existing user and can collect information. Session cookies only last for as long as the session (usually the current visit to a website or a browser session) and does not collect information.

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website.
  • Analytical / performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you.

Cookie Type Cookie Name Description ExpirationOpt-Out
Strictly necessary PHPSESSID

Website session.

Cookie check.
After session close.
Analytical / performance_ga






Google Analytics.

Tracks anonymised usage.
2 Years
Analytical / performance_et_coid



Tracks anonymised usage.
2 Years.

1 Year

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Analytical / performanceBT_ctst




_et_coid analytics.

Tracks anonymised usage. After session close.
Analytical / performance_mkto_trkMarketo analytics.

Records last visit and activity.
1 Year
Strictly Necessary1a198ac5cc0c54562cebbdfd33fc8bd5WebsiteAfter session close.

















LinkedIn insights and link sharing button tracking1 day

1 day

6 months

6 months

1 year

1 year

1 year

1 day

1 month

1 year

1 year

1 day

1 month

1 month

2 years

2 years

1 year

2 years

How do I change my cookie settings?

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit or

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

Privacy settings

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings.

For a user-friendly website experience and to tailor the operations of our website to your needs, some areas of our website may use cookies. Determine for yourself which types of Cookies are allowed or rejected. You can change your settings anytime.

Embedding of Social Media Plugins

Our website uses buttons for the following social Networks

Meta Platforms

Meta Platforms Ireland Limited,
1601 S. California Ave,
Palo Alto,
CA 94304,


LinkedIn Corporation,
2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View,
CA 94043,


Twitter Inc.,
1355 Market St, Suite 900,
San Francisco,
CA 94103,

YouTube, LLC,
901 Cherry Ave.,
San Bruno CA 94066,

The buttons show the logos of the individual social networks. However, the buttons are not standard social plugins, i.e. plugins provided by social networks, but links with button icons. These buttons are only activated by deliberate actions (clicking). As long as you do not click the buttons, no data will be transferred to the social networks. By clicking the buttons, you accept communication with the servers of the social network, thereby activating the buttons and establishing the link.

Once clicked, the button functions as a share plugin. The social network then obtains information about the site you have visited, which you can share with your friends and contacts. You need to be logged in to “share” information. If you are not logged in, you will be forwarded to the login page of the social network you have clicked, thereby leaving the pages of If you are logged in, your “like” or recommendation of the article in question will be transmitted.

When you activate the button, the social networks will also receive the information that you accessed the respective page of our website and when you did so. In addition, information such as your IP address, details about the browser you used, and your language settings may be transmitted. If you click the button, your click will be transferred to the social network and used according to their data policy.

When you click the button we have no control over the data collected and the data-processing operations. We are not responsible for this data processing, nor are we the “controller” as defined in the GDPR. Neither are we aware of the full extent of data collection, its legal basis, purposes and storage periods. Given this, the information provided here is not necessarily complete.

The data will be transmitted irrespective of whether you actually have an account with this provider or whether you are logged in there. If you are logged in with the provider, your data will be assigned directly to your account. Providers may also use cookies on your computers to track you.

As far as we know, these providers store these data in user profiles which they use for advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented website design. This type of analysis is performed (also for users who are not logged in) to present demand-oriented advertising and inform other users of the social network of your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles. To exercise your right of objection, please contact the relevant provider.

Please consult the information provided by the following social media sites for details of the purpose and scope of data collection and of further processing and use of the data by the respective social network, and for your rights and privacy settings:





If you do not wish social networks to obtain data about you, do not click the button.

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