Privacy & Cookie Policy

Privacy policy

This worldwide website (the “site”) is operated by British Fur Trade Association (“BFTA”), a company registered under the Companies Acts in England (No. 161287) and having its registered office at Brookstone House, 6 Elthorne Road, London N19 4AG.

Any personal information you provide may be used by BFTA for any purpose including but not limited to the carrying out of the Company’s statutory undertaking. BFTA may disclose the information to its professional advisers and agents for these purposes. By submitting your data to us you agree to our storage and use of the data. You also agree that for these purposes your data may be transferred to offices and computer storage facilities operating outside the EEA (European Economic Area).


We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type. We may use that information for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns. It does not identify any individual.

We may obtain information about your general internet usage and your use of our site by means of a cookie. A cookie is a piece of text that is stored on your computer by your web browser. Cookies help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:

  • to estimate our audience size and usage pattern;
  • to store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests;
  • to speed up your searches; and
  • to recognise you when you return to our site.

More detailed information on cookies can be found at

How BFTA uses cookies

BFTA may set the following types of cookies when you visit our website – the table below details all the cookies that the website uses and the reason why:


  • __utma
  • __utmb
  • __utmc
  • __utmz

We use these to understand how the website is being used in order to improve the user experience. They provide analytical data to track your use of the website.

User data is anonymous. These cookies will expire as follows:

  • _utma: expires after 2 years
  • _utmb: expires after ½ hour
  • _utmc: expires at end of session
  • _utmz: expires after 6 months


  • exp_last_activity
  • exp_last_visit
  • exp_tracker

Last activity is the time you last did anything on the site

The last visit is the time of the last visit to the site and tracker, tracks what pages you’ve visited on the site etc.

Disabling cookies

If you do not want us to use cookies in your browser, you can remove cookies from your computer’s hard drive, or set your browser to block cookies or to send a warning notice before a cookie is stored on your computer. However, please note that you may not be able to use many of the services on our website or other websites without cookies. You can find information on disabling cookies at