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Privacy Statement

This statement covers the services provided by the VCA website: The Data Controller for this web site is the Department for Transport.

The purpose of this statement is to inform users of the web site, which is managed by the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA), about the information that is collected from them when they visit this site, how this information is used, if it is disclosed and the ways in which we protect users' privacy.

The Department has published an Information Charter on the GOV UK website which sets out the standards the public can expect from us when we handle their personal information. See

Cookie policy

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on 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.

Cookies are used 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.

For more information on the type of Cookies in use, please visit the page on GOV.UK that explains this in more detail -

We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Please follow this link to read the DfT policy on the use of cookies (page opens in a new browser window).

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