A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or hard drive. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your hard drive.
For more information you can visit a website www.allaboutcookies.org which fully details how cookies operate. This is a fully independent consumer help website. This website will also provide you with useful information about how to manage the cookies on your computer.
We use the following cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.
Analytical/performance cookies. 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.
Functionality cookies. 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
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|
|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||2 Years|