VWDS is a company incorporated in Portugal, with its registered offices at Rua do Sol ao Rato, 11, Lisboa, Portugal.
VWDS reserves the right to amend this Cookie Notice at any time. Please refer to this Cookie Notice from time to time to review it or get new additional information.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of data that a website asks your browser to store on your Internet-enabled device (e.g., personal computer, tablet, or smartphone) when you visit a website. This small piece of data contains information that is transferred to your device. This information is sent back to the website on each subsequent visit, allowing the website to “remember” your actions or preferences over time. A cookie enables the website to identify the device on which it is stored until such cookie reaches its expiry date.
They are not able to run automatically. Furthermore, cookies do not collect any information in your personal files.
The deposit of cookies by VWDS website enhances your online experience by allowing us to save your preferences for your next visit. Some cookies contain information such as users’ language preference, others make sure that the graphics on VWDS website appear correctly or that applications work correctly.
Cookies that VWDS uses also aim at obtaining statistics and web traffic analysis and how the various sections of the website are used, thus enabling us to improve online experience on our website.
What types of cookies do we use?
You may encounter the following types of cookies by browsing this website:
- Necessary cookies
Necessary cookies are required for the operation of the website. These cookies are essential to make it work correctly. They include cookies that remember previous actions (e.g., entered text) when navigating back to a page in the same session. These cookies do not identify you as an individual. If you do not accept necessary cookies, it may affect the performance of VWDS website or parts of it.
- Preferences cookies
Preferences cookies are used to recognise you when returning to this website and to remember the choices you made (such as your language or the region you are in) to enable VWDS to personalise its content for you. These cookies can also enable visitors to watch videos and engage with social tools, such as social media platforms. The information the preferences cookies collect may include personally identifiable information that you have disclosed. If you do not accept preferences cookies, it may affect the performance and functionality, and may restrict access to contents on the website.
- Statistics cookies
Statistics cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and help VWDS understand how visitors interact with the website by providing information about, among others, the areas visited, the time spent on the website and any issues encountered. This helps us to improve the way our website work (e.g., by ensuring that you are finding what you are looking for easily). This information is essential in helping us to improve the website continuously. This type of cookies does not identify you as an individual. All data is collected and aggregated anonymously.
- Marketing cookies
Marketing cookies record your visit to VWDS website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. VWDS will use this information to make our website and the advertising more relevant to you and your interests. The advertising cookies may be used to deliver targeted advertising and to help VWDS measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. VWDS may also share this information with third parties (including advertisers) for this purpose. Most advertising cookies track users via their IP address and may collect personally identifiable information.
Third party cookies
Some cookies set on VWDS website can only be read by VWDS website. They are known as ‘first party cookies’. VWDS website also place cookies which can be read by websites owned by third parties (e.g., Google, Facebook or LinkedIn): the so-called ‘third party cookies’. A third party cookie is a cookie that is set on VWDS website by partner companies. Third party cookies are subject to third party privacy policies.
VWDS website may contain third party cookies (e.g., delivered by analytics or advertising providers) enabling them to collect browsing information on your device.
We may choose to include on VWDS website some third party applications that provide you with the possibility to share content with third parties or to let other users know you visited VWDS website. Social network platforms (e.g., Instagram or LinkedIn) which offer these functionalities may identify you even though you do not use these functionalities on our website. Such functionalities allow social network platforms to track information about your visit to this website whenever your social network account is active on your device while visiting this website. We do not control how these third party websites collect your personal data while you are visiting our website.
VWDS invites you to read the privacy notices of these third party websites to find out how they use the data they collect. The privacy notices of these third party websites provide you with information about how to manage your preferences on your social networks accounts.
How can you control or delete cookies?
At any time, you can configure the Cookies collected and used through the following button:
Alternatively, you can also configure the cookies through your browser to allow, block or delete installed cookies either globally or cookie by cookie. You can also set your browser so that cookies’ acceptance or rejection will be offered to you each time a cookie is about to be stored on your device.
Please be aware that disabling cookies may impact your user experience and may prevent you from using part of VWDS website. Indeed, some of the cookies we use are essential for parts of the website to operate. You may delete and block all cookies from this website, but that may result in parts of VWDS website not working as intended.
VWDS cannot be held liable for all consequences resulting from minimised access to our services as a result of cookies you previously deleted or rejected.
Manage cookie settings in your browser
You can block or delete cookies in most web browsers, and you should be able to block cookies by activating the feature on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of some or all cookies. The “help” menu in your browser or operating system user manual should provide you with all necessary information about how to set your preferences. If you would like to block cookies, you can do so for the browser you use:
- Google Chrome
- Microsoft Edge
- Internet Explorer
- Mozilla Firefox
- Safari (Mac)
- Safari (iPhone)
- Samsung Internet (Mobile)
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, please visit:
If you have any questions or concerns regarding our Cookie Notice, please send a detailed message to DigitalSolutions@volkswagen.pt.