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Cookie policy

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered to the public via the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies.

There are two types of cookies used on VCA sites, namely those that are required for the site to function correctly and those that are in place to allow statistical information to be collected. The latter can be enabled or disabled at the user’s discretion.

Strictly necessary cookies

These ensure that the sites work as required. The names and functions of the cookies are as follows:

Website: https://www.vehicle-certification-agency.gov.uk/

Cookie name

Use

ASPSESSIONID#

Session cookie - preserves the users session state across page requests

SERVERID

This cookie is used to assign the visitor to a specific server - this function is necessary for the functionality of the website.

VCAServer

To allow the load balancer to keep the users on the same server so that their session works correctly.

styleside

used by the Resize text facility

Website: https://carfueldata.vehicle-certification-agency.gov.uk/

Cookie name

Use

ASP.NET_SessionId

Session cookie - preserves the users session state across page requests

Website: https://vanfueldata.vehicle-certification-agency.gov.uk

Cookie name

Use

ASP.NET_SessionId

Session cookie - preserves the users session state across page requests

SERVERID 

Session cookie, essential for load balancer

Non-essential cookies

We use certain cookies on this site to measure website usage (Google Analytics) Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit on the VCA site
  • how long you spend on each page within this site
  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

We don’t collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are. 

The details of the cookies in use are as listed below. In each case you can decide whether or not to enable non-essential cookies. Note that we don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data with third parties.

Website: https://www.vehicle-certification-agency.gov.uk/  

Cookie name

Use

_ga

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

_gat

Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate

_gid

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

collect

Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.

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Cookie name

Use

__utm.gif

Google Analytics Tracking Code that logs details about the visitor's browser and computer.

__utma

Collects data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit. Used by Google Analytics

__utmb

Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user accessed the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit

__utmc

Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user leaves the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit

__utmt

Used to throttle the speed of requests to the server.

__utmz

Collects data on where the user came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked and what search term was used.

Used by Google Analytics.

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Website: https://vanfueldata.vehicle-certification-agency.gov.uk  

Cookie name

Use

__utm.gif

Google Analytics Tracking Code that logs details about the visitor's browser and computer.

__utma

Collects data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit. Used by Google Analytics

__utmb

Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user accessed the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit

__utmc

Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user leaves

 

the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit

__utmt

Used to throttle the speed of requests to the server.

__utmz

Collects data on where the user came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked and what search term was used.

Used by Google Analytics.

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For wider information about our privacy in relation to the documentation that we hold, please visit our Privacy Notice page.

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