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Cookies Policy

About Cookies


A cookie is a small file, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded on to a device (such as a PC) when the user accesses certain websites. They are widely used to make websites work, or run more efficiently, as well as provide information to the website owner.


Our Cookie policy


Please note that cookies can't harm your computer and the cookies we use do not hold any personally identifiable data, unless you provide your permission. Whilst some cookies are necessary, others allow us to enhance your experience, personalise content and advertisements (across your devices), and provide insights into how the site is being used.


We have relationships with carefully-selected and monitored suppliers who may also set cookies during your visit to provide additional products and services.  If you'd like to opt out, please go to the Network Advertising Initiative website (please note that by clicking this link, a new window will open and Volkswagen Financial Services is not responsible for the content of external websites).


Cookie settings


For our sites to operate correctly, you need to have cookies enabled. If you decide not to enable cookies, you can still browse the site but many key features will not be available. Most web browsers have cookies enabled, but if you wish to turn them off please use your browsers Help function.


At any time you can change your web browser settings to reject or delete cookies that have already been saved on your computer. This can be done by using the 'Delete History' options found in the menu-bar within your web browser. However, this will prevent some parts of the website from working correctly on your computer. 


For specific information about how cookies are handled on your own PC or Internet enabled device, or how you control the use of cookies, you will need to consult the user guides or instructions held within your PC device operating instructions.  Alternatively, you can visit the user help instructions held within your specific Internet browser software itself.


Flash Cookies (or Local Shared Objects)


On Volkswagen Financial Services we display certain content using Adobe Flash Player. Adobe uses Flash cookies (also known as Local Shared Objects) to improve your experience as a user. Flash cookies are stored on your device in the same way as normal cookies, but your browser manages them differently. If you would like to disable or delete a Flash cookie, see Adobe Flashplayer Security Settings. Please be advised that if you disable Flash cookies, you will be unable to access certain types of content on the site.

 

Further Cookie Information

 

For more information you can visit www.allaboutcookies.org which fully details how they operate. This is a fully independent consumer help website.

 

List of Cookies


We use the following cookies:

  • Necessary: These enable core functionality. Our website cannot function properly without these cookies, and they can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences (please note if disabled our website may not work or show correctly on your device).
  • Analytics: These collect information that is used in aggregate form, they allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they’re using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by making sure users more easily find the information required and to enhance features. This site uses Google Analytics and Adobe reporting software. Google's own privacy policy can be found here: www.google.com/intl/en_uk/analytics/tos.html (see section 8 for policy related information).  Adobe's privacy policy can be found here: https://www.adobe.com/uk/privacy/cookies.html.
  • Functionality: These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences.
  • Targeting cookies: These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

 

Marketing and personalisation:

 

Third party vendors

We use third party cookies to serve you with advertisements that we believe are relevant to you and your interests. You may see these advertisements on our site and on other sites that you visit on any of your devices where you’ve accepted marketing cookies. Please note that if you disable these, you will still see adverts but they won't be specifically tailored to you and your interests.


The third-party vendors, including Google, LinkedIn and Twitter, whose services we use – will place cookies on web browsers in order to serve ads based on past visits to our website. This allows us to tailor our marketing messages and continue to market our services to those who have shown interest in our service. We are not collecting any identifiable information through the use of Google’s or any other third party marketing service.


To opt out of third-party vendor's use of cookies you can visit The Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page: http://optout.networkadvertising.org.

 

Customer Engagement Platform


In addition to these third party vendors, we operate a Customer Engagement Platform (“CEP”) which uses personal and/or cookie data for profiling purposes to help identify you, so that we can show you targeted and personalised marketing content, both on our website, applications, via email (where you have consented to marketing) and in other contexts, such as on other websites or through other marketing channels.


You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie Name Purpose When are cookies set on visitor's device/PC? Expiry time of Cookie
Cookie Control

To enable users to manage their cookie preferences.

On landing on site

3 Months

check

Adobe Cookie to check if cookies could be set or not

On landing on site

When you leave the site

AMCV_###@AdobeOrg

AMCVS_###@AdobeOrg

Adobe Analytics Cookie.  Unique visitor IDs to enable us to understand basic website usage.

When analytics cookies accepted

2 Years

Adobeujs-optin

Adobe Analytics Cookie. This stores your cookie preferences for Adobe.

When analytics cookies accepted

1 Year

mbox

Adobe Target Cookie.  Enable us to collect data on A/B tests we run on the website. 

When analytics cookies accepted

2 Years

ev_sync_dd

Adobe Target Cookie. This stores the date any tests on the website are to be performed.

When analytics cookies accepted

30 Days

everest_g_v2

Adobe Target Cookie. This stores the browser and surfer ID.

When analytics cookies accepted

2 Years

demdex

Adobe Audience Manager cookie. This cookie sets a unique ID to your visit to help with segmentation, modelling and reporting.

When analytics cookies accepted

180 Days

dextp

Adobe Audience Manager cookie. This cookie sets a time stamp so it knows the last time it made a record of the data.

When analytics cookies accepted

180 Days

_one_randomid

VWFS Customer Engagement Platform cookie. This cookie records your activity on customer.vwfs.co.uk.

When personalisation cookies are accepted .

2 Years

_one_svr_ randomid

VWFS Customer Engagement Platform cookie. This cookie synchronises your activity across all sites which have a VWFS Customer Engagement Platform tag that you have accepted cookies on.

When personalisation cookies are accepted .

1 Day

s_ecid Adobe Analytics Cookie
Contains a copy of the Experience Cloud ID (ECID) or MID. The MID is stored in a key-value pair that follows this syntax, s_ecid=MCMID
When analytics cookies are accepted.  2 Years
AMCV_###@AdobeOrg Unique visitor IDs used by Experience Cloud Solutions. When analytics cookies are accepted.  2 Years
s_cc Adobe Analytics Cookie
This cookie is set and read by the JavaScript code to determine if cookies are enabled (simply set to "True")
When analytics cookies are accepted.  Session 
s_sq Adobe Analytics Cookie
This cookie is set and read by the JavaScript code when the ClickMap functionality and the Activity Map functionality are enabled; it contains information about the previous link that was clicked on by the user
When analytics cookies are accepted.  Session
s_vi Adobe Analytics Cookie
Unique visitor ID time/date stamp
When analytics cookies are accepted.  2 Years
s_fid Adobe Analytics Cookie
Fallback unique visitor ID time/date stamp
When analytics cookies are accepted.  5 Years