A cookie is a small file, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded on to a device or say 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.
Please note that cookies can't harm your computer and the cookies we use do not hold any personally identifiable data such as:
• Phone numbers
• Email addresses
• Mailing addresses
• Bank account numbers
• Credit card information
We do not store sensitive information in the cookies we create, but we do use encrypted information gathered from them to help improve your experience of the site. 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).
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.
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:
Strictly necessary cookies:
These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. For example, they include cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.
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.
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
We use 3rd party vendor re-marketing tracking cookies. This means we will continue to show ads to you across the internet. We are not collecting any identifiable information through the use of Google’s or any other 3rd party remarketing system. 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.
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|