How does the BBC use cookies?

Updated: 24 October 2022

We use different types of cookies for different things, such as:

  • Analysing how you use the BBC
  • Giving you a better, more personalised experience
  • Recognising when you’ve signed in
  • Giving people outside the UK the international version of the BBC website (which has adverts).

Read on to find out more about the different kinds of cookie we use. If you like you can turn BBC cookies on or off here.

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies let you use all the different parts of the BBC website. Without them, services that you’ve asked for can’t be provided. Also, as a public service, we collect data from you to help us understand how people are using the BBC online, so we can make it better. We sometimes get other companies to analyse how people are using the BBC online.

Functional cookies

These help us personalise the BBC to you by remembering your preferences and settings.

Performance cookies

These help us make sure that the website is working properly and fix any errors. And they let us try out different ideas.

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