What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that is sent to your computer or mobile phone (referred to here as a "device") when you visit a website or online application. The cookie is stored in your device's hard drive and is used for record keeping purposes, these help Bosch recognise you as a unique visitor to our website. This will allow us to tailor content or advertisements to match your interests (We cannot identify you personally in any way).
There are two varieties of cookies that are used depending on how long the data needs to be stored:
- Session cookies only last for your online session and disappear from your computer or device when you close your browser.
- Persistent cookies stay on your computer or device after the browser has been closed and last for the period of time specified in the cookie. Your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other websites.
Data supplied by cookies helps us to provide a better user experience for you on the Bosch website. For example cookies are integral to the function of website analytics and can also be used to determine if you have visited the website before.
Third party cookies on the Bosch website?
Please note that on some pages of our websites you may notice that cookies have been set that are not related to Bosch. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube, Facebook or Twitter, they may set their own cookies on your web browser. These cookies may be set to track the success of the third parties application or to customize it to you. Bosch does not control the use of these cookies and cannot access them due to the way that cookies work, as cookies can only be accessed by the party who originally set them. You should check the third party websites for more information about these cookies.
How to manage and delete cookies
However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by the Bosch website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the Bosch website.
The links below will provide comprehensive information regarding managing your cookies based on your chosen browser.
If you are primarily concerned about third party cookies, you can turn these off separately. This is discussed in more detail below.
List of main cookies used by the Bosch website
Below is a list of main cookies set by the Bosch website and what they are used for.
||This cookie is a unique identifier given to you once you have logged into the customer extranet. This allows the Bosch website to remember certain settings and tailor the content of the customer extranet to your account. This cookie is destroyed each time you close your browser.
||This cookie is set when logging into the customer extranet and determines the content you will have access to. This cookie is destroyed each time you close your browser.
||This cookie is set to determine which customer extranet you have logged onto. This cookie is destroyed each time you close your browser.
||This cookie is set to contain the name of the customer extranet you have logged into to personalise your customer extranet usage. This cookie is destroyed each time you close your browser.
||This cookie is set to contain your registered name upon loggin into the customer extranet to personalise your customer extranet usage further. This cookie is destroyed each time you close your browser.
||This cookie is a set when logging into the customer extranet and stores your usernamemail. This cookie is destroyed each time you close your browser.
||This cookie stores the postcode value entered into the 'Dealer Locator'. This allows the 'Dealer Locator' to find garages based in the entered postcode. This cookie is destroyed each time you close your browser.
||This cookie stores the first half of the postcode value entered into the 'Dealer Locator'. This allows the 'Dealer Locator' to find garages based in the entered postcode. This cookie is destroyed each time you close your browser.
||This cookie stores the town value entered into the 'Dealer Locator'. This allows the 'Dealer Locator' to find garages based in the entered town. This cookie is destroyed each time you close your browser.
||This cookie stores the type of dealer (e.g. Bosch Car Service garage, Bosch Diesel Centre, etc...) you are looking for in the 'Dealer Locator'. This cookie is destroyed each time you close your browser.
||This cookie stores the instructions text that is shown on the 'Dealer Locator'. This cookie ensures that the correct instructions are displayed based on the type of dealer you are looking for and via which method you are searching (e.g. by postcode or town). This cookie is destroyed each time you close your browser.
List of third party cookies set by the Bosch website
Below is a list of third party cookies cookies set by the Bosch website and what they are used for. Details on how to disable the cookies are also included.
||The Bosch website uses Google Analytics to evaluate your use of the website and compile reports for us to analyse activity on the website. Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc.
To reject or delete these cookies please click the link below.
Please note that this will take you to the relevant third party's website and generate a 'no thanks' cookie, which will stop any further cookies being set by Google Analytics.
By not allowing analytics cookies we will not be able to learn what people like or don't like about our website so that we can continue to improve it.