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The following Cookie categories are based on the classification presented in The International Chambers of Commerce (ICC) Cookie Guide

Category 1: Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are strictly necessary to provide services that you have requested.

Category 1 Cookies used by Transportnews.co.uk
Login Status To identify you as being logged in to our website
Performance and load balancing Load Balancing Cookies may be used to distribute load across our web servers – to ensure our websites perform well and give you the best possible experience.

We use New Relic on Transportnews.co.uk, which sets a number of small cookies to perform browser measurements. Full details about the cookies set by New Relic can be found in the document “What cookies does New Relic create?

User Subscription Data Subscription cookies allow use to ensure you can access resources which you have registered or paid for.

Category 2: Performance cookies. These cookies collect information about how visitors use our website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often. The information collected by these cookies is aggregated, so these cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. The information collected is anonymous and is only used to improve the way our website works.

Category 2 Cookies used by Transportnews.co.uk
Web Analytics Google Analytics Cookies are used to improve the design and user experience of our website by providing statistics on site usage and pages visited.

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Embedded video and audio Most videos of Transportnews.co.uk’s are hosted on YouTube, which uses cookies to collect statistics and improve site experience.

Category 3: Functionality cookies. These cookies allow us to remember the choices you make (such as your username) and provide enhanced, more relevant features.

Category 3 Cookies used by Transportnews.co.uk
User Preferences Preference cookies remember settings you’ve applied to this site such as Layout, Default views, Search filters, Number of Search results per page etc.
Login Information Login cookies may be used to communicate your login details across pages of this website. This data is encrypted and not shared with third parties.

Category 4: Targeting or Advertising cookies. These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advert as well as help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers.

Category 4 Cookies used by Transportnews.co.uk
Targeted Advertising Advertising cookies are used by third parties to gather and send information to other websites so that they can present you with adverts you may be interested in.

These cookies can be linked to clicks on ‘Like’ or ‘Share’ buttons which may be used on this site.

The following third party networks are used by Transportnews.co.uk:
• Google

You may chose to decline these cookies by visiting the following sites.
• Google advertising opt-out page

In addition, third-party advertisers run adverts on Transportnews.co.uk and use their own advertising networks. If you would like to block cookies being set by third party networks you may do so through the preference settings on your browser.

Campaign Tracking Campaign Tracking cookies are used to monitor how effective adverts, promotions and e-newsletters are. Transportnews.co.uk traffics its own campaigns through:
• Google
In addition, third party advertisers run campaigns on Transportnews.co.uk. If you would like to block cookies being set by third party networks you may do so through the preference settings on your browser.

To contact us about the use of Cookies on this site please email: webteam@roadtransport.com

Web Activity Reporting

We use Google Analytics software which requires a cookie in order to gather valuable information about how users navigate around the site. View Google’s Privacy Policy.

Statistical Information

Aggregate statistical information provided by us to our advertisers or others regarding sales of website usage will not include personally identifying information.

General cookies

Cookie Description Duration Type
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The purpose of this cookie is to check whether or not the user has given the consent to the usage of cookies under the category ‘Necessary’. 1 year 19 days 15 hours 12 minutes Necessary
cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary This cookie is to check if cookies can be placed. 1 year 19 days 15 hours 12 minutes Necessary
_auid This cookie records the Audit user ID. This ID is assigned to a user upon login and is inherited by every process even when the user’s identity changes 1 year 19 days 23 hours 58 minutes Necessary
_session_id This cookie is used to store and identify a users’ unique session ID for the purpose of managing user session on the website. Session Necessary
__sc_uid_ A User ID is a unique, persistent, and non-personally identifiable ID string that is use to represent a user. It enables the analysis of groups of sessions across devices. 1 year 19 days 23 hours 58 minutes Necessary
test_cookie This cookie is used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies 1 day Necessary
__gads This cookie is associated with the DoubleClick for Publishers service from Google. It serves purposes such as measuring interactions with the ads on our domain and preventing the same ads from being shown to you too many times. Various Tracking
__EC_TEST__ This cookie is used  to remember if the user is accessing the website on a computer or mobile device. 1 year 19 days 23 hours 58 minutes Necessary
IDE Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user. 1 Year HTTP Cookie
_autags No description 1 year 19 days 23 hours 55 minutes Necessary
uid This cookie is used to measure the number and behaviour of the visitors to the website anonymously. The data includes the number of visits, average duration of the visit and pages visited etc.  1 year 19 days 16 hours 36 minutes Advertisement
UserID1 The cookie sets a unique anonymous ID for a website visitor. This ID is used to continually identify users across different sessions and track their activities on the website. 1 year 19 days 23 hours 58 minutes Analytics
TDID This cookie is set by CloudFlare service to store a unique ID to identify a returning users device which is then used for targeted advertising. 1 year 19 days 23 hours 58 minutes Advertisement
TDCPM This cookie is set by CloudFlare service to store a unique ID to identify a returning users device which is then used for targeted advertising. 1 year 19 days 23 hours 58 minutes Advertisement
tis No description 1 year 19 days 17 hours 19 minutes Other