Volkswagen AG uses various cookies on its websites. Cookies are small files containing configuration information that are saved on your terminal device. Cookies can essentially be divided into three categories.
01 Function cookies are required for the website to function. Processing of the function cookies is necessary to enable you to visit the website (see Article 6(1)(b) GDPR).
03 Tracking cookies are used to create a pseudonymised usage profile. Tracking cookies will only be placed on the device if the website visitor has consented to this (Article 6(1)(a) GDPR). Consent is given via the cookie banner, which has to be actively clicked.
The most common types of cookie are explained below for your information:
1. Session cookies
While you are active on a website, a session cookie is stored temporarily in your computer’s memory. This cookie stores a session identifier so that you do not have to log in again each time you switch pages, for example. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or lose their validity once your session automatically expires.
2. Persistent or permanent cookies
A persistent or permanent cookie saves a file on your computer for the period defined by the expiration date. These cookies enable websites to remember your information and settings the next time you visit them. This enables you to access the websites more quickly and conveniently, as you will not have to set your language setting for our portal every time, for example. When the expiration date has passed, the cookie is deleted automatically when you visit the website that generated it.
3. Third-party cookies
Third-party cookies come from providers other than the website operator. They can be used to collect information for advertising, user-defined content and web statistics, for example.
4. Flash cookies
Flash cookies are stored on your computer as data elements from websites operated with Adobe Flash. Flash cookies have no time limit.