Cookies Policy

Information about our use of cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. These cookies allow us to help improve site navigation and provide an enhanced experience when you browse our website. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

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 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 namePurpose of cookieExpiry time of cookie
vwfs_cookie_noticeUsed to determine if the user should have the cookie notice displayed1 year
_gaGoogle Analytics cookie tracking. Used to collect aggregated information on site usage and help us improve our site2 Years
visitor_idPardot visitor cookie used to store a unique numerical only visitor ID that allows tracking of visitor activity and interaction with marketing campaigns10 Years
Pi_opt_inPardot cookie used to stay in compliance with the “Do not track” initiative10 Years
ACOOKIEWebTrends Cookie used to collect data, and help improve our site2 Years

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site. For further 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 or device operating instructions or user help instructions held within your specific internet browser.