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