What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to work more efficiently, by remembering your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) if you've been to the website before, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site.
They are also useful to provide information to the owners of websites. Cookies are used to measure which parts of the website people visit and to customise your experience, as well as to provide information that helps us monitor and improve the website's performance.
Description of cookies
Session cookies are temporary cookie files, which are erased when you close your browser. The next time you visit that site it will not recognise you and will treat you as a completely new visitor as there is nothing in your browser to let the site know that you have visited before.
These remain on your hard drive until you erase them or they expire. How long a cookie remains on your browser depends on how long the visited website has programmed the cookie to last. This website uses persistent cookies when we need to:
The function of this type of cookie is to retain your preferences for our website. They are stored and sent between our servers and your computer’s hard drive. We collect this information anonymously, so it doesn't identify anyone as an individual and no personal information is stored in our cookies. We always use cookie data in a responsible way. These cookies may be either Session or Persistent cookies.
Some of the services and products within the pages of our website are provided by third parties who, in time, may set their own cookies to enable such services. These cookies are stored and sent between the third-party’s server and your computer’s hard drive. These cookies are usually persistent cookies. Because we don’t control the settings of these third-party cookies, we recommend that you visit the third party website that has generated them for more information about how to manage them.
Some examples of these are:
Necessary - Strictly necessary means the cookies are essential for the provision of the site and any requested services, but do not perform any additional or secondary function.
Ads and Social – When a consumer visits a web site, the user’s browser submits information about what he / she is looking at to third-party advertising networks (e.g. pages visited, time spent viewing each page, links clicked on, searches made, interaction, etc.) to create a ‘profile’ that links to that visitor's web browser. Site publishers can use this data to create defined audience segments based upon visitors that have similar profiles (personalised content), i.e. if a person later clicks on another site in the same advertising network, ads for the product the user viewed at the first site could show up. Users can clear these cookies periodically to clear out their record with ad networks.
Analytics – The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.
Personalisation – When a consumer visits a web site, the user’s browser submits information about what he / she is looking at. Artificial intelligence can analyse this information and present customised content to you. For example, if your activity suggests you are interested in a specific car model, you may be shown additional content about this model when you click onto a new page.
How to control cookies
You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see www.aboutcookies.org and www.allaboutcookies.org .
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|AMCVS_1D59171B520E91320A490D44%40AdobeOrg||.volkswagenballina.ie||This cookies stores "1" for during active session.||Session||Necessary|
|AMCV_1D59171B520E91320A490D44%40AdobeOrg||.volkswagenballina.ie||This cookie stores information about the user, i.e. a generic user identification string, the tracking opt-out stage etc. and is being used to identify returning visitors.||2 years||Necessary|
|CONSENT||.google.com||This cookie is used to save the user's preferences and other information. This includes in particular the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page as well as the decision as to whether the Google SafeSearch filter should be activated or not.||20 years||Necessary|
|DV||www.google.com||This cookie is used to save the user's preferences and other information. This includes in particular the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page as well as the decision as to whether the Google SafeSearch filter should be activated or not.||7 minutes||Necessary|
|IDE||.doubleclick.net||Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.||1 year||Ads & Social|
|NID||.google.com||Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user's device. The ID is used for targeted ads.||6 months||Ads & Social|
|XSRF-TOKEN||www.volkswagenballina.ie||The cookie is used for security purposes.||2 hours||Necessary|
|_fbp||.volkswagenballina.ie||This cookie is set by Facebook to deliver advertisement when they are on Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising after visiting this website.||2 months||Ads & Social|
|_ga||.volkswagenballina.ie||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.||2 years||Analytics|
|_gat_UA-171099177-1||.volkswagenballina.ie||This cookie is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.||1 minute||Necessary|
|_gat_gtag_UA_120163509_16||.volkswagenballina.ie||Google uses this cookie to distinguish users.||1 minute||Analytics|
|_gid||.volkswagenballina.ie||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.||1 day||Analytics|
|adbCDP||.volkswagenballina.ie||This cookie stores how many dots are in the top-level domain name, i.e. "2" for www.volkswagen.ie and "3" for www.volkswagen.co.uk.||2 years||Necessary|
|fr||.facebook.com||The cookie is set by Facebook to show relevant advertisements to the users and measure and improve the advertisements. The cookie also tracks the behaviour of the user across the web on sites that have Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugin.||2 months||Ads & Social|
|s_invisit||.volkswagenballina.ie||This cookie stores if the user visits the site for the first time; values are true or false.||30 minutes||Necessary|
|s_vnum||.volkswagenballina.ie||This cookies stores a timestamp and the visit number.||1 month||Necessary|
|sc_appvn||.volkswagenballina.ie||This cookie stores the application name and the visit number of an application, i.e. "CMS:03".||2 years||Necessary|
|sc_prevpage||.volkswagenballina.ie||This cookie stores the name of the previous page.||30 minutes||Necessary|
|sc_prop32||.volkswagenballina.ie||This cookies stores the application name. An application in the Volkswagen context is a platform like the CMS sites or the car configurator or CarNet.||Session||Necessary|
|smartSignals2UiD||.smartsignals2.smart-digital-solutions.de||This cookie contains an anonymous unique ID for a website user. This ID is used to recognise the user over different sessions. The data collected in this way is used for analysis and anonymous personalisation of the site.||1 month||Personalisation|
|smartSignals2UiD||.smart-digital-solutions.de||This cookie contains an anonymous unique ID for a website user. This ID is used to recognise the user over different sessions. The data collected in this way is used for analysis and anonymous personalisation of the site.||1 month||Personalisation|
|smartSignals2UiD||.volkswagenballina.ie||This cookie contains an anonymous unique ID for a website user. This ID is used to recognise the user over different sessions. The data collected in this way is used for analysis and anonymous personalisation of the site.||1 month||Personalisation|
|volkswagen_dealer_sites_session||www.volkswagenballina.ie||This is a functional cookie which allows the website servers to respond to your actions; in this case, creating a session.||2 hours||Necessary|