How We Use Cookies

What is a cookie?

Cookies are very small text files that a website can send to and store on your computer, tablet, smartphone or other internet enabled device to help remember preferences and deliver services. We use cookies to customise your visits to our website to your individual preferences and help us provide you with the best possible service. Most major websites use cookies and their use is standard on the Internet. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies but you can change your settings so that you are notified whenever you are sent a cookie.

Why are we telling you about them?

We respect your personal preferences regarding the use of cookies. We have provided this page to tell you more about the way we use cookies on this website.

Some of the cookies we use are necessary to make this website work and help show us how it is performing.

Other cookies used by this website are only needed when you make use of specific functionality such as getting a quote.. We will only use these cookies if you choose to use the specific functionality for which they are required. If you do not use the functionality, we will not use the cookie.

How we use cookies?

Please find below a list of where we use cookies in our website categorised into four groups.

We use the following cookies:

Strictly necessary

These cookies allow core website functionality such as getting a quote. The website cannot be used properly without strictly necessary cookies.

Cookie/provider:What this cookie does:

cookie_notice_accepted Lets us know if you’ve accepted our cookie policy to hide the notice
PHPSESSID Helps us store data from our quote system to give you your quote.
collectID Helps us to remind you about your quote if you have asked us to.
vrm Helps us remember your vehicle registration so we can get you your quote.
postcode Helps us get you your quote based on your postcode
atf_id Helps us remember which cartakeback branch you select
drive_quote_ref Helps us identify parts of your quote selection
quoteAccepted Helps us know when you’ve selected to accept a quote
cod_ref/cod_key Helps us know when a logged in user has selected an account option
hidePrice Helps us give you your quote
refreshed_price Helps us manage your quote options


These cookies cannot be used to directly identify a certain visitor. Those cookies are used to see how visitors use the website, e.g. analytics cookies.

Cookie/provider:What this cookie does:

Google Analytics Helps us gather anonymous statistics about how our site is used.


These cookies are used to identify visitors between different websites, eg. content partners, banner networks. Those cookies may be used by companies to build a profile of visitor interests or show relevant ads on other websites.

Cookie/provider:What this cookie does:

Google Adwords Helps Google Adwords to personalise your ads experience.

Don’t want to receive cookies?

The website is a useful site that can give you more in depth information about cookies. It contains detailed information about how to stop your browser from accepting cookies as well as how to remove the cookies that may already have been stored. However, please be aware that the CarTakeBack website relies on the use of cookies to perform as intended.

As an alternative to using this website you can also call us on 0800 825 346 to get an instant price for your scrap car.

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