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 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 that VWFS 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 may not be available. Most web browsers have cookies enabled, but if you wish to turn them off please use your browser’s 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 may prevent some parts of the website from working correctly on your computer.
Further Cookie Information
For more information, you can visit a website www.allaboutcookies.org which fully details how they operate. This is a fully independent consumer help website.
List of VWFS Cookies
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. This site uses Google Analytics and Adobe Analytics reporting software.
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
Remarketing. 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||When is Cookie set on visitor’s PC?||Expiry time of cookie|
|Business-Services||The cookie is used to enhance website service levels during high visitor traffic periods.||at the initial point of site visit||At the point when web user leaves this website|
|UT_TMSTMP||The cookie is used for site performance tracking||at the initial point of site visit||At the point when web user leaves this website|
|VWFS_Cookielegislation||The cookie indicates when a site visitor ticks the `accept cookies` tick box.||at the initial point of site visit||At the point when web user leaves this website|
|__qaccookie||The cookie is associated with Quantcast, a digital advertising company. They provide website rankings, and the data they collect is also used for audience segmentation and targeted advertising.||at the 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 the initial point of site visit||At the 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 the initial point of site visit||At the 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||2 years|
|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|
|_hjClosedSurveyInvites||Hotjar cookie. It is used to ensure that the same invite does not re-appear if it has already been shown.||This cookie is set once a visitor interacts with a Survey invitation modal popup||1 year|
|_hjDonePolls||Hotjar cookie. It is used to ensure that the same poll does not re-appear if it has already been filled in.||This cookie is set once a visitor completes a poll using the Feedback Poll widget.||1 year|
|_hjMinimizedPolls||Hotjar cookie. It is used to ensure that the widget stays minimizes when the visitor navigates through your site.||This cookie is set once a visitor minimizes a Feedback Poll widget.||1 year|
|_hjDoneTestersWidgets||Hotjar cookie. It is used to ensure that the same form does not re-appear if it has already been filled in.||This cookie is set once a visitor submits their information in the Recruit User Testers widget.||1 year|
|_hjMinimizedTestersWidgets||Hotjar cookie. It is used to ensure that the widget stays minimizes when the visitor navigates through your site.||This cookie is set once a visitor minimizes a Recruit User Testers widget.||1 year|
|_hjIncludedInSample||Hotjar cookie. This session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate funnels.||at initial point of site visit||1 year|
|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.|