American Auto Club

Data Protection

Cookie Consent

This is the Cookie Policy for The American Auto Club UK, accessible from

What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the sites functionality.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.There's more specific browser information below.

The Cookies We Set

  • Cookie to remember you have accepted the cookie policy -  Expires 12 months after first visit or when cookies are cleared from you computer.
  • Session - Purely to aid navigation - Expires when browser is closed down.
    When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
More Information

if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods:

By visiting this link: Contact the Club

Futher Information - Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting 
cookies. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our, and a large proportion of the 
world’s, websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

Mozilla Firefox
To block cookies or change cookie settings in Firefox, select ‘options’ then choose ‘privacy’. Since Firefox accepts cookies by default, select “use custom settings for history”. This will bring up additional options where you can uncheck ‘accept cookies from sites’ or set exceptions, ‘accept third party cookies’, and decide how long cookies will be stored (till they expire, till you close the browser, or ask you every time). You can also see the list of stored cookies and delete those you don’t want manually. You also have the option of deleting all cookies either from the history window or the privacy window. Permissions for blocking or allowing cookies for single sites can also be set via the Permissions tab.

Google Chrome
To block cookies or change cookie settings in Google Chrome, click on the wrench (spanner) on the browser toolbar. Choose ‘settings’, then ‘under the hood’. Find the ‘privacy’ section and click on ‘content settings’. Then click on ‘cookies’ and you will get four options allowing you to delete cookies, allow or block all cookies by default or set cookie preferences for particular sites or domains.

Internet Explorer
To block cookies or change cookie settings in Internet Explorer, select Tools (or the gear icon), Internet Options, Privacy. You can choose from a number of security settings including Accept All Cookies, Block All Cookies and intermediate settings that affect cookie storage based on privacy and whether cookies set allow third parties to contact you without your explicit consent.

To block cookies or change cookie settings in Safari 5.0 and earlier, go to Preferences, Security and then Accept Cookies. You can choose from Always, Only from sites you navigate to or Never. In Safari 5.1 and later go to Preferences, Privacy. In the Block cookies section choose Always, Never or From third parties and advertisers.

You now have all the information you need to manage and delete cookies, but

Data Protection Policy

The Club is committed to keeping information on its members secure, information held will not be disclosed to a third party without the express permission of each individual member involved.

The Membership Rep. Will be responsible for receiving paperwork, transferring it to the club computer system and ensuring that it is secure and accessible only by themselves or the CEO.

The Club adopts the Data Protection Principles in full. They are:

  1. Data will be fairly and lawfully processed.
  2. Data is processed for limited purposes.
  3. Data is adequate, relevant and not excessive.
  4. Data is accurate.
  5. Data is not kept longer than necessary. Currently if your membership lapses then your details are removed after 3 months.
  6. Data is processed in accordance with the data subjects rights.
  7. Data is secure.
  8. Data is not transferred to countries outside the EEA.
  9. Any breach or potential breach of the Data Protection Act will be investigated by the club, for this purpose a suitable club member may be co-opted by the CEO in order to investigate and report on any action required.

The Club, as part of its standard operating procedure, will bring to the attention of all persons holding or carrying out an office that may give access to subject data that breaching the Act is a criminal offence.