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Our Cookie Policy

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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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Further Cookie Information

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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, 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). This site uses Adobe Analytics and further information on this can be found at: https://www.adobe.com/uk/privacy/experience-cloud.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 or any other third-party marketing service.

To opt-out of third-party vendors' 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:

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 of cookie Expiry time of cookie
am-link This cookie stores the very first URL which is reached on the website. It is used for broad identification of visitor sources that can then be used to trigger the display of a specific phone number. 2 hours
compare_vehicles Stores IDs of vehicles used in vehicle comparison functionality. Session
CRAFT_CSRF_TOKEN Strictly necessary security related cookie Session
PHPSESSID Website session identifier Session
VWFSRC Strictly necessary infrastructure related cookie Session
SEARCH_ SAMESITE Used to prevent the browser from sending this cookie along with cross-site requests 6 months
CONSENT Enables users to decide whether they will allow cookies to collect their personal data 1 year
CookieControl This cookie is set to remember the user's preferences about cookies. 3 months
AMCV_###@AdobeOrg, AMCVS_###@AdobeOrg Adobe Analytics Cookie. Unique visitor IDs to enable us to understand basic website usage. 2 Years
ev_sync_dd Adobe Target Cookie. This stores the date any tests on the website are to be performed. 30 days
everest_g_v2 Adobe Target Cookie. This stores the browser and surfer ID. 2 years
_ga Google Analytics cookie tracking. Used to collect aggregated information on site usage and help us improve our site 2 years
_gci_au Google Analytics cookie used to store and track conversions. 3 months
__utma ID used to identify users and sessions 2 years
__utmt Used to monitor number of Google Analytics server requests 10 minutes
__utmb Used to distinguish new sessions and visits. This cookie is set when the GA.js javascript library is loaded and there is no existing __utmb cookie. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to the Google Analytics server. 30 minutes
__utmc Used only with old Urchin versions of Google Analytics and not with GA.js. Was used to distinguish between new sessions and visits at the end of a session. Session
__utmz Contains information about the traffic source or campaign that directed user to the website. The cookie is set when the GA.js javascript is loaded and updated when data is sent to the Google Anaytics server 6 months
__utmv Contains custom information set by the web developer via the _setCustomVar method in Google Analytics. This cookie is updated every time new data is sent to the Google Analytics server. 2 years
__utmx Used to determine whether a user is included in an A / B or Multivariate test. 18 months
__utmxx Used to determine when the A / B or Multivariate test in which the user participates ends 18 months
HSID, SSID, APISID and SAPISID Enables google to collect user information for videos hosted on YouTube 1 year
SID Records users Google Account ID and their most recent sign-in time 1 year
SIDCC Confirms visitor authenticity, prevent fraudulent use of credentials, and protect visitor data from unauthorised access 1 year
NID, __Secure-ENID Contains a unique ID that Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google's SafeSearch filter turned on. 1 year
__Secure-<number>PSID, __Secure-<number>PSIDTS Targeting cookie used to profile the interests of website visitors and display relevant and personalised Google ads. 1 year
__Secure-3PAPISID Profiles the interests of website visitors to serve relevant and personalised ads through retargeting. 1 year
__Secure-3PSIDCC Used for targeting to profile the interests of website visitors and to display relevant and personalised Google Ads. 1 year
IDE Used to match to Google ad exposure and allow retargeting with relevant ads, and to gauge ad effectiveness. 1 year
TDCPM Used to match to Trade Desk ad exposure and allow retargeting with relevant ads. 1 year
TDID Used to match to Trade Desk ad exposure and allow retargeting with relevant ads. 1 year
_fbp, fr Facebook Pixel tracking to personalise content (including ads), measure ads, produce analytics and provide a safer experience 3 months

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