Used to store your user preferences for the homepage in order to give you area-specific News, TV, Radio and Weather.
A unique identifier given to each computer to allow log analysis to determine the number of unique users for various parts of bbc.co.uk. Data is only used in aggregate.
This cookie is being rolled out as a replacement to the BBC-UID cookie. It has a slightly extended purpose to the BBC-UID cookie: as well as being used in log analysis to determine the number of unique users for various parts of bbc.co.uk (using aggregate data), this BGUID cookie is also used as a key to storing preferences and personalisation data for sites such as the BBC Homepage and BBC iPlayer.
Used to store your user preferences for Audio-Video content from bbc.co.uk - format (Real player or Windows Media player) and quality (narrowband or broadband).
Used if we have needed to reset your BBCMediaSelector cookie.
Used to store your user preferences for geographic specific content on bbc.co.uk - allows pages to present information for your local area, primarily on the homepage, but also in other areas like bbc.co.uk/arts.
Used to store your user preferences for home city - allows the weather site to present information for your local area.
Used to allow you to be automatically signed in to a bbc.co.uk service which you have previously registered for.
Used for user authentication for the bbc.co.uk messageboard system.
Used to store a preference to prevent 'You don't have Real player installed ...' alerts coming up if you really don't want to install it and don't want to be pestered with requests to do so.
Some voting systems on bbc.co.uk may set a cookie to discourage voters voting more than once. In each case the cookie's name will reflect the vote in question.
Used to ensure that once you have taken a BBC survey, or said that you don't want to be surveyed, that you are not offered the same survey again.
Used to ensure that once you have taken a BBC or BBC Worldwide survey, or said that you don't want to be surveyed, that you are not offered the same survey again. This cookie is used when there are two concurrent surveys being run.
Used to store your user preference for which colours to use (for example, high contrast colour scheme) on bbc.co.uk/accessibility
Used to capture the co-ordinates of clicks made on the BBC website pages. The cookie expires after 8 seconds and the information is used to inform editorial decisions about page layout and promotion.
Used to store user preferences for customisable elements, where available, within news.bbc.co.uk.
Is a unique identifier for mobile phone users of bbc.co.uk which is used to recognise revisiting users in order to offer them a more personalised user experience.
Used to anonymously test different design ideas for sites within the BBC (known as 'A-B testing'), with the 'id' indicating which part of the site is conducting the testing.
The IDENTITY cookie is used to allow you to sign in to the BBC website. If you ticked 'Remember Me on this computer' this cookie will remain on your computer for up to 30 days or until you click 'sign out'. Until that time, you'll remain signed in to the BBC website. If you didn't tick 'Remember Me', this cookie will be removed when you close your browser session.
This cookie provides extra security with your BBC iD accounts. If you view a BBC page using HTTPS, this cookie will be passed over that encrypted connection. As such this cookie provides the most security when identifying you as a user.
This cookie is used by BBC iD to identify you as a user between page loads. This allows BBC iD to remember certain settings, like which part of the BBC website you were using before you were asked to sign in or register. This cookie is destroyed each time you close your browser.
Cookies used by the BBC’s internal iStats system, hosted by Nedstat (now Comscore):
Like the BBC-UID cookie, this is a unique identifier given to each computer to allow log analysis to determine the number of unique users for various parts of bbc.co.uk. Data is only used in aggregate.
Used with the s1 cookie to identify user sessions on bbc.co.uk. Data is only used in aggregate.
Used to confirm that your browser is able to accept cookies.
Used to identify how users interact with various parts of bbc.co.uk. Data is only used in aggregate.
Used to identify users who wish to opt out of the BBC’s internal iStats system, hosted by Nedstat (now Comscore).
Skip to top 3. CBBC/CBeebies Cookies Below is a list of the main cookies that CBBC web pages set:
Set whether the user wants the Flash background playing or not
Record a user’s journey throughout the Cbeebies site to allow for quick links
Enables opt in for audio navigation
Where x is an integer to identify a specific user. Used to store a user’s preferences for a ‘switch’ news reader application for accessibility purposes.
Stops intro animation on the Razzledazzle site (/cbeebies/razzledazzle/) being shown more than once
Skip to top 4. Third Party Cookies set for UK users The BBC uses a number of suppliers who also set cookies on the BBC website on its behalf in order to deliver the services that they are providing. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, as well as information on how to opt-out, please see their individual privacy policies listed below.
The BBC News App uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of the News App and compile reports for us on activity on the News App. Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using the News App, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. How to reject or delete this cookie http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html
Skip to top 5. Third Party Cookies set for users outside the UK BBC Worldwide Limited (‘BBCW’) uses a number of suppliers who set cookies on bbc.com on its behalf in order to deliver the services that they are providing. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, as well as information on how to opt-out, please see their individual privacy policies listed below.
Omniture provides anonymised statistical information to BBCW, about users outside of the UK only. They process IP addresses and information from other cookies used on "bbc.com", BBCW's international online service for users outside of the UK, so BBCW know how many page views it has, the number of international users, what browsers international users are using (so BBCW can target resources in the right way to maximise compatibility for the majority of international users) and in which country, city or region international users are located. Omniture is also used to provide similar information for the international version of the BBC News App for Apple iPad and iPhone for users outside of the UK only. This statistical information also allows BBCW to determine how much it should charge for advertising, and if it is hitting its target audience. Information (IP addresses and information in other BBCW cookies) that Omniture (Visual Sciences) collects is transferred to them in the United States of America. BBCW confirms that Omniture (Visual Sciences) satisfies the EU's data protection requirements. How to reject or delete this cookie http://www.omniture.com/en/privacy/visualsciences/policy
Comscore provide BBCW with analytical information about visitors. ComScore collect data on the traffic and engagement for the site to provide BBCW with a competitive context of their performance versus the market. This data is then used for sales pitches, editorial, strategy, business development and product development. How to reject or delete this cookie http://www.scorecardresearch.com/privacy.aspx
Effective Measure provide BBCW with analytical information about visitors based in the Middle East and Africa. Effective Measure collect data on the traffic and engagement for the site to provide BBCW with a competitive context of their performance versus the market. This data is then used for sales pitches, editorial, strategy, business development and product development. How to reject or delete this cookie http://www.effectivemeasure.com/opt-out/
Double Click is used by BBC World Ltd and BBCW as they publish advertising on bbc.com when the site is accessed outside the UK. This service gathers information regarding visits made by international users which is used to decide on the insertion of adverts. How to reject or delete this cookie http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx
Ad Serving (targeted) - AudienceScience Inc. (formerly Revenue Science, Inc.)