FTA Cookie Policy

Freight Transport Association Limited, a company registered in England and Wales with company number 391957, having its registered office at Hermes House, St John’s Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9UZ, ("we" “us” “our”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and providing you with information in relation to the cookies we use.

The site (www.fta.co.uk) (“Site”) uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of the Site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse the Site and also allows us to improve the Site. By continuing to browse the Site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files that websites place on the device you’re using to browse a site. Cookies are commonly used to record some aspect of your visit to a site, such as choices you’ve made or preference you’ve set during your visit.

How and why we use cookies?

We use cookies to give you the best experience when you visit the Site. By using cookies we can make it easier for you to do many things, such as managing your login details and tailoring content to show you the products and services we think you may be interested in.

Keeping your personal information safe

Our cookies do not store personal information such as your name, address, or phone number in a format that can be read by others. The cookies we use cannot read or search your computer, smartphone or web-enable device to obtain information about you or your family, or read any material kept on your hard drive.

We do use a small number of cookies that store encrypted versions of information where you have asked us to, such as the function that allows us to remember your account username for subsequent visits. However this is encrypted so that only we can read this information.

How to manage and switch off cookies

Your web browser provides settings that allow you to manage or switch off cookies. If you do not switch off cookies, remember that you may not be able to use all of the services on the Site.

You can find out more about managing and switching off cookies at the independent website: [aboutcookies.org.uk]

Type of cookies we may use

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential for our online services and tools to work. They collect or record information that we need to make the Site work.

Common uses for this type of cookie include:

  • Allowing users to log in or access private areas of the Site;
  • Storing information so that shopping baskets can be provided;
  • Storing information for e-billing

Performance cookies

These cookies help us to monitor and improve how the Site works.

Common uses for this type of cookie include:

  • Collecting information about which pages visitors go to most often;
  • Noting if visitors get any error messages from web pages;
  • Understanding which links visitors like to follow (including adverts) and which they choose not to

The information collected using these cookies is anonymous and cannot be used to identify an individual visitor.

Functionality cookies

These cookies allow us to provide you with enhanced features that need to remember your preferences and choices, such as your username, language or region. They also let us monitor how our website is performing so we can keep on improving it.

Common uses for this type of cookie include:

  • Providing you with local information, such as traffic alerts or weather alerts in your area.
  • Remembering how you like to use the site, such as what text size you like or what media software you use.
  • Remembering what topics you’re interested in so we can provide you with related products, services and information

The information we store in these cookies is encrypted so only we can read it.

Targeting and advertising cookies

These cookies are used so that adverts and website content provided to you are more relevant and to limit the number of times you may see that advert or content. They may also be used for market research and to help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign.

These cookies work by remembering the sorts of topics you’ve looked at and using this to provide our own advertisements or to share the information with other advertisers.

What cookies do we use?

Strictly necessary cookies:

  • _RequestVerificationToken
  • ASP.Net_Sessionld
  • .ASPXFORMSAUTH_FTA

Performance cookies

  • _ga   (Third party “Google”)
  • _gid
  • _gat[RL2] 

Targeting and advertising cookies

  • APISID  (Third party  “Google”)
  • HSID   (Third party “Used by Google to store user preferences and information of Google maps”)
  • SAPISID  (Third party  “Google”)
  • SID   (Third party  “Google”)
  • SSID   (Third party  “Google)
  • NID   (Third party  “Google”)
  • id
  • PREF
  • _drt_

Performance and targeting and advertising cookies

  • 1P_JAR   (Third party  “Google”)
  • CONSENT   (Third party “Google”)
  • OTZ  (Third party “Google”)
  • SIDCC   (Third party “Google”)

Changes to our Cookies policy

If we change our cookies policy, the changes will be posted on this page.