V8 Register cookie policy
Whilst there are only a very few instances where cookies are used on the websites run by the V8 Register, we have updated our cookie policy to reflect changes in the law on cookies and tracking technologies used on websites. Please read our cookie policy and information so you understand that if you use a couple of the features on our websites that will result in simple session cookies being set on your computer and that your continuing to use our websites will be your implied consent for the use of cookies during your visits to our websites.

What cookies does the V8 Register use on its websites?
Our websites have only a few very simple session cookies to aid essential website functions:

V8 Website
This website does not use cookies except a simple session cookie is used as part of the Online V8 Shop procedure to transfer the essential details of the buyer and the goods or service they have purchased on our website to the secure encrypted website run by WorldPay who then provide the secure card processing and payment services for the V8 Register. Once the buyer is transferred to the WorldPay website, the V8 Register does not retain that data and has no knowledge of any aspect of the secure payment transaction on the WorldPay website until the V8 Register webmaster subsequently receives an automated email from WorldPay confirming a payment has been made by the buyer. That email provides details of the buyer, their postal address, email address and contacts - of course those personal details are essential to

enable the V8 Register to deliver the goods or services bought by the buyer. That personal data is held by the V8 Register's dataholder in accordance with the provisions and requirements of the UK Data Protection Acts. The purpose of that session cookie is simply to enable the online payment transaction to happen.

V8 Bulletin Board
When a visitor selects the option to post a message on the V8BB, the data entered on the online posting form is dropped into a simple session cookie to store the information for the session. The data is not retained for any subsequent use. The purpose of that session cookie is simply to aid the message posting function.

V8 Grapevine
When a member logs in to access the member only search options with their access password, a small simple session cookie is created to remember the member whilst they use the member only services. The purpose of that session cookie is to aid the recognition of the user as a logged in member whilst using the member only facilities on the V8 Grapevine website.

New EU cookie law
The new EU Cookie law is a piece of privacy legislation that was originally adopted by all EU countries on 26th May 2011 which became effective from 26th May 2012 and requires websites to gain consent from visitors to store or receive any information on a computer or any other web connected devices, for example a smartphone or tablet. The EU Cookie law has been designed to
protect online privacy of website users by making them aware, and giving them a choice, about the amount of information collected by websites.

ICO cookies guidance
Each EU member has its own approach to the law, however the basic requirements of the directive remain the same. In the UK the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) is responsible for ensuring that organisations in the UK comply with the EU Cookie law and compliance with with privacy laws. The ICO cookies guidance, updated in May 2012, sets out the changes to the EU Cookies law and explains the steps websites need to take to ensure they comply. The updated guidance provides additional information around the issue of implied consent.
ICO Guidance


What are cookies?
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website's server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. For more information on cookies and their use on websites, see our note. More

What can you do if you don't want cookies on your computer?
Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their computer or mobile device intrusive so if you don't want to receive cookies when you visit our websites, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can restrict or refuse cookies altogether. More
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