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What is a cookie?


A cookie is a small file that stores internet settings. Almost every website uses cookie technology. It is downloaded by your internet browser on the first visit to a website. The next time this website is opened with the same user device, the cookie and the information stored in it is either sent back to the website that created it (first-party cookie) or sent to another website it belongs to (third-party cookie). This enables the website to detect that you have opened it previously with this browser and in some cases to vary the displayed content.

Some cookies are extremely useful, as they can improve the user experience on opening a website that you have already visited a number of times. Provided you use the same user device and the same browser as before, cookies remember for example your preferences, how you use a site, and adapt the displayed offerings to be more relevant to your personal interest and needs.

Depending on their function and intended purpose, cookies can be divided into four categories*: Essential cookies, performance cookies, functional cookies, cookies for marketing purposes.

Cookie categories


Depending on their function and intended purpose, cookies can be divided into four categories: Essential cookies, performance cookies, functional cookies, cookies for marketing purposes.

Essential cookies

Essential cookies are required so that you can navigate on a website and use its features. Without these cookies, functionalities cannot be ensured, for example that actions performed during a visit (e.g. text input or vehicle configuration) are preserved, also when navigating between individual pages of the website.

Functional cookies

Functional cookies enable a website to save details that have already been provided (e.g. user name, your location) and to offer the user improved, more personal functions. Functional cookies are used, for example, to enable requested functions such as the playback of videos. These cookies collect anonymized information; they cannot track your movement on other websites.

Performance cookies

Performance cookies collect information on how a website is used – for example which pages a visitor opens most frequently and whether they receive error messages from a page. These cookies do not save any information that permits identification of the user. The collected information is aggregated and anonymous. These cookies are used exclusively to improve the performance of a website and thus the user experience.

Cookies for marketing purposes

Cookies for marketing purposes are used to extract advertisements that are relevant to specific users and adapted to their interests. They are also used to limit the frequency of appearance of an advertisement and to measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. They register whether you have visited a website or not. This information can be shared with third parties, for example advertisers. Cookies to improve target group contact and advertising are often linked with page functionalities of third parties.

Overview


Cookies not requiring consent on this website (“strictly necessary” and “essential” cookies)

Essential cookies, also referred to as "strictly necessary" cookies, ensure functions without which you would not be able to use this website as intended. These cookies are used exclusively by Alphabet and are therefore so-called first-party cookies. They are only stored on your user device during the current browser session. When switching sites, for example, such essential cookies ensure the functionality of a change from http to https and thus compliance with increased security requirements for data transfer. Also, a cookie such as this also saves your decision with regard to the use of cookies on our website. Your consent is not required for the use of essential cookies.

Essential cookies cannot be disabled using the function of this site. In general, you can disable cookies in your browser at any time.


Cookie name Purpose Expiration Date Category
ESERVCOOKIEACCEPTED This cookie is used to record whether a user has agreed to the use of the different categories of cookies on the website. This is a permanent cookie; it is deleted when the user changes their cookie settings. Permanent Essential cookie
ESERVCOUNTRY Used by the application to display messages for the correct country (based on previous login). Permanent Essential cookie
ESERVLANGUAGE Used by the application to display messages using the correct language (based on previous login). Permanent Essential cookie
JSESSIONID This cookie is used for session management purposes and is deleted as soon as you close your browser. Session Essential cookie
alcl_id This cookie is used by the Web Application Firewall to verify that the cookie values send to the client are send back and are not tampered width.

This cookie is used as session cookie by the Web Application Firewall.

https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX131488
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Session Essential cookie
alcl_id_.eservices.alphabet.com_%2F_wat This cookie is used by the Web Application Firewall to verify that the cookie values send to the client are send back and are not tampered width.

This cookie is used as a session or transient cookie.

https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX131488
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/netscaler/12/application-firewall/top-level-protections/cookie-consistency-check.html
Session Essential cookie
alcl_id_.eservices.alphabet.com_%2F_wlf This cookie is used by the Web Application Firewall to verify that the cookie values send to the client are send back and are not tampered width.

This cookie is used as a persistent cookie.

https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX131488
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/netscaler/12/application-firewall/top-level-protections/cookie-consistency-check.html
One week Essential cookie
iPlanetDirectoryPro This session cookie identifies an authenticated user to the application. Using this cookie the application can verify the identity of the user. Session Essential cookie
org.apache.tapestry.locale Used by the application to display messages using the correct country and language. Defaults to fr_EN (English language for country France). Session Essential cookie
checkedElements Used to store the selected accessories, dealer options and free form accessories while configuring a quote. Permanent Essential cookie
es-markers Used to preserve the selected makes during simple model selection. Permanent Essential cookie
es-model-ranges Used to preserve the selected model-ranges during simple model selection. Permanent Essential cookie
newQuote Used to reset the model selection brand filter in case a new quote is being created. Permanent Essential cookie
dq1_filter-description
dq1_filter-mfc
dq1_filter-effective
dq1_filter-fuel
Used to preserve the filter values used on text columns during (simple and detailed) model selection. Permanent Essential cookie
dq1_co2-handler
dq1_consumption-handler
dq1_price-handler
Used to preserve the slider values used on numeric columns during (simple and detailed) model selection. Permanent Essential cookie

Managing and deleting cookies


You can block and delete cookies by changing your browser settings. To manage cookies, most browsers allow you to refuse or accept all cookies or only to accept certain types of cookie. The process for the management and deletion of cookies can be found in the help function integrated in the browser. If you wish to limit the use of cookies, you will not be able to use all the interactive functions of our website.