Cookie Policy

Last updated: 26th November, 2019

Continental Cars Limited (“CCL”, "us", "we", or "our") uses cookies on the volkswagen.com.mt website (the “Website”).

Our Cookie Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third-parties we may partner with may use cookies on the Website, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies.

What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file (typically numbers and letters) that is downloaded onto ‘terminal equipment’ (e.g. your computer or smartphone) when the user accesses a website using that device. Cookies are then sent back to originating website on each subsequent visit – and they are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device and store some information about your preferences or past actions.
Some cookies are needed for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network – others may be necessary for the provision of a service over the internet, in which case they have to be used. These are termed as ‘strictly necessary’.
Other cookies may be desirable to improve your experience, such as statistic and marketing cookies, in which case we will ask you for your consent to use them.

How we use cookies?
We use cookies to improve your user experience, enable certain functions of the Website, such as, navigation and access to secure areas of the Website, aggregate statistics about the number of visitors to the Website and obtain data about how the Website is being used. This data enables us to develop and optimise the Website.
Cookies may either be deleted automatically when the user closes their web browser (so-called "session cookies") or stored on the user's computer to facilitate future visits to the Website (so-called "permanent cookies"). Permanent cookies will also be automatically deleted after a specified period of time as provided below.

What cookies do we use?
The following table lists the types of cookies that are placed on the Website, their function, the purposes for which the data are collected and how long data collected by cookies are kept. Please note that the names of the cookies may change over time:

Strictly Necessary Cookies
These Cookies are essential to enable you to navigate and use the features of the website. Without these Cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of our services or features, and the website will not perform as smoothly for you as we would like.

Statistic Cookies
These Cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with the website by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

Marketing Cookies
Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to deliver advertisements that we believe are relevant to you and your interests. For example, we may use Marketing Cookies to customise the advertising content, to conduct interest-based advertising, to limit the number of times you see the same advertisement and to conduct market research.

What are your choices regarding cookies?
When you visit the Website, you will be requested to accept or manage your cookie settings. We can store cookies on the user’s device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site, however, for all other types of cookies, we need to obtain the consent of the user.
Please note that you may change your mind at any time and may delete cookies or refuse to accept them. If you delete or refuse cookies you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.

How to control cookies?
Apart from setting cookie preferences from the Cookie Banner on our website, you can control and/or delete cookies as you wish from your browser settings. For details on how to control and/or delete cookies using your browser settings, please see:

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.

Changes to this Policy
We may update this Cookies Policy from time to time. If we make significant changes to this Policy, we will let you know accordingly. However, it is advisable to regularly check this Policy to ensure you are aware of the most updated version.

Cookies list

name

cookie type

purpose

storage period

species

note

smartSignals2UiD

Comfort & Analysis

This cookie contains an anonymous unique ID for a website user. This ID is used to recognize the user over different sessions. The data collected in this way is used for analysis and anonymous personalization of the site.

2 years

Permanent Cookie

Smart Digital Cookie

sd_nps_client

Comfort & Analysis

This cookie is used for a random sample survey to continuously improve the website.

2 years

Permanent Cookie

Smart Digital Cookie

VWD6_ENSIGHTEN_PRIVACY_BANNER_VIEWED

Essential Cookie

This cookie stores the information whether the user has seen the cookie policy banner.

1 year

Permanent Cookie

Ensighten Privacy - Cookie Consent Management Tool

VWD6_ENSIGHTEN_PRIVACY_MODAL_VIEWED

Essential Cookie

This cookie stores whether the user has given his consent for the corresponding cookie category.

1 year

Permanent Cookie

Ensighten Privacy - Cookie Consent Management Tool

VWD6_ENSIGHTEN_PRIVACY_<category name>

Essential Cookie

This cookie stores whether the user has given his consent for the corresponding cookie category.

1 year

Permanent Cookie

Ensighten Privacy - Cookie Consent Management Tool

AMCV_*

This cookie stores information about the user, i.e. a generic user idenficiation string, the tracking optout stage etc. and is being used to identify returning visitors.

2 years

Permanent Cookie

s_vi

This cookie is either s first or third party cookie and contains a generic user identification string and a timestamp. Both will be used to identify users for returning visits.

2 years

Permanent Cookie

demdex

This cookie stores a chain of information like a generic visitor id, the tracking optout stage etc. The information of this cookie will be copied into the first party cookie "AMCV_*" to recognize the user settings for his next visit.

6 months

Permanent Cookie

dextp

This cookie stores the timestamp of the last synchronization call with the "Demdex" service.

6 months

Permanent Cookie

s_invisit

This cookie stores if the user visits the site for the first time; values are true or false.

 

Session

Session Cookie

s3optout

Essential Cookie

Used to store the opt-outs from sophus3 services.

10 years after last visit

Permanent Cookie

TCSess

Performance

Used with sophus3 analytics to calculate usage and campaign data via a client identifier that is randomly generated.

Session

Session Cookie

TCID

Performance

Used with sophus3 analytics to calculate session data via a client identifier that is randomly generated.

2 years after last visit shorter period for some clients but at least 90 days

Permanent Cookie

_pk_uid

Performance

Used with sophus3 analytics to calculate session data via a client identifier.

13month after last visit

Permanent Cookie

_s3_ref.* (e.g. _s3_ses.41.83e0)

Performance

Used with sophus3 analytics to store referral data.

6 months after last visit

 

Permanent Cookie

_s3_cvar.* (e.g. _s3_cvar.41.83e0)

Performance

Used with sophus3 analytics to store analytics information for the duration of the visit.

duration of the visit

Session Cookie

_s3_id.* (e.g. _s3_id.41.83e0)

Performance

Used with sophus3 analytics to calculate usage and campaign data via a client identifier that is randomly generated.

13 months

Permanent Cookie

_s3_ses.* (e.g. _s3_ses.41.83e0)

Performance

Used with sophus3 analytics to calculate session data via a client identifier that is randomly generated.

30 minutes after last pageload

Permanent Cookie

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The cookie keeps a number of values to manage how the user experience campaigns lika a session id and semi-permanent browser id.

2 weeks

Adobe Target

mboxEdgeCluster

Keeps track of the currently used Adobe Target edge server.

30 min

 

Adobe Target

smartSignals2UiD

sd_nps_client

VWD6_ENSIGHTEN_PRIVACY_BANNER_VIEWED

VWD6_ENSIGHTEN_PRIVACY_MODAL_VIEWED

VWD6_ENSIGHTEN_PRIVACY_<category name>

AMCV_*

s_vi

demdex

dextp

s_invisit

s3optout

TCSess

TCID

_pk_uid

_s3_ref.* (e.g. _s3_ses.41.83e0)

_s3_cvar.* (e.g. _s3_cvar.41.83e0)

_s3_id.* (e.g. _s3_id.41.83e0)

_s3_ses.* (e.g. _s3_ses.41.83e0)

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mboxEdgeCluster

Disclaimer by Volkswagen
The information, pictures, colors, and specifications contained within this website are presented as a general guide to the products and accessories offered by Volkswagen AG and Continental Cars Ltd. Although every effort has been made to ensure that such information is correct and up to date, no warranty is provided that all such information is reliable, complete, accurate or without error. In some cases pictures of overseas models may be shown as a guide. Therefore, neither Volkswagen AG nor Continental Cars Ltd accept liability for damages of any kind resulting from the access or use of this site and its contents.

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