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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).
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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.
Flash Cookies (or Local Shared Objects)
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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).
- 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.
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|
|Business-Services||The cookie is used to enhance website service levels during high visitor traffic periods.||At initial point of site visit||At point when web user leaves this website|
|UT_TMSTMP||The cookie is used for site performance tracking.||At initial point of site visit||At point when web user leaves this website|
|VWFS_Cookielegislation||The cookie indicates when a site visitor ticks the 'accept cookies ' tickbox||after user ticks the box||At point when web user leaves this website|
|__qaccookie||The cookie is associated with Quantcase, a digital advertising company. They provide website rankings, and the data they collect is also used for audience segmentation and targeted advertising.||At initial point of site visit||13 months after web user leaves the site|
|_one_<someranddomid>||The cookie allows VWG to track customer website activity and to optimise the content seen by customers.||At initial point of site visit||At point when web user leaves this website / 2 years|
|_one_srv,somerandomid>||This 3rd party cookie is used to automatically transfer customer identity across VWG`s web domains. This provides a more seamless and consistent understanding and personalisation of the customers experience across VWG`s different web domains.||At initial point of site visit||At point when web user leaves this website / 2 years|
|vwfs_cookie_notice||Used to determine if the user should have the cookie notice displayed.||1 year|
|_ga||Google Analytics cookie tracking. Used to collect aggregated information on site usage and help us improve our site.||2 years|
|visitor_id||Pardot visitor cookie used to store a unique numerical only visitor ID that allows tracking of visitor activity and interaction with marketing campaigns.||10 years|
|Pi_opt_in||Pardot cookie used to stay in compliance with the “Do not track” initiative.||10 years|
|ACOOKIE||WebTrends Cookie used to collect data, and help improve our site.||
|WT_FPC||WebTrends Cookie used to track visitors using the first-party cookie that the WebTrends cookie script generates for this data source. WT_FPC is the default.||2 years|
|Sometimes we'll advertise on third-party websites. These cookies are used to help us see which advertisements you interact with. Each individual advertiser uses its own tracking cookies and the data taken is not confidential or interchangeable.|
|Functional cookies set by the Used Car Locator. These cookies allow users to search for used SEAT cars.|
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