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Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

We use cookies and similar technologies on this website and on our mobile applications.

We have recently refreshed our Cookies Policy to explain more clearly how we use cookies and similar technologies when you use our website and mobile applications.

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information, which your computer or mobile device downloads when you visit a website. When you return to websites or visit websites that use the same cookies they recognise these cookies and therefore your browsing device.

Like most banks, we use cookies to do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences and generally improving your browsing experience. They can also help ensure that ads you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. We also use similar technologies such as pixel tags and JavaScript to undertake these tasks.

If you visit our website we deploy these technologies to provide an online service more suited to the device you connect from, as well as to prevent and detect fraud, keeping you secure. When you visit our website from any device (mobile, tablet or PC), we collect information about your use of this site, such as information about the device or browser you use to access the site (including device type, operating system, screen resolution etc), the way you interact with this site, and the IP address your device connects from. You may not be able to initiate or complete some activities within our secure online services unless these cookies or similar technologies are installed. Please note that we may not be able to process certain transactions if you are physically located in certain countries.

We use cookies to:

  • Ensure your security and privacy when in our secure sites
  • Store login details for our secure sites
  • Temporarily store input information in our calculators, tools, illustrations and demonstrations
  • Provide you with ads that are more relevant to you and your interests, and improve our targeting and enhance your journey through our sites and partner sites;
  • Improve our understanding of how you navigate through our sites so we can identify improvements
  • We use both our own (first-party) and partners’ companies (third-party) cookies to support these activities

Cookies in emails

In addition to the cookies we use on this website, Barclays also uses cookies and similar technologies in some emails and push notifications. These help us to understand whether you have opened the email and how you have interacted with it. If you have enabled images, cookies may be set on your computer or mobile device. Cookies will also be set if you click on any link within the email. Further details of our use of cookies in emails (including how you can disable them) are set out here.

Cookie Categories

The type of cookie used on this website is based on the International Chamber of Commerce guide to cookie categories for Strictly Necessary.

The details below relate to the types of cookies used on Barclays.co.uk including its secure area.

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential, as they ensure your security and privacy when you use our secure sites, as well as enabling you to move around a website and use its features. Without these cookies, services you’ve asked for (such as access to secure areas) can’t be provided. These cookies don’t gather information about you that could used for marketing or remembering where you’ve been on the internet.

This category cannot be disabled.

Examples:

  • identitytoken
  • IS2_MatchHistory
  • IS2_StoredValues
  • JSESSIONID
  • SS_X_JSESSIONID
  • vtc_session_1002000
  • CCP

What happens to cookies that have been downloaded in the past?

If you've disabled one or more cookie categories, we may still use information collected from existing cookies, but we'll stop using the disabled cookies to gather any further information. You can delete existing cookies from your browser.

More information

Information about cookies

Internet Advertising Bureau: Guide to online advertising and privacy

International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom: ICC UK cookie guide

Updated 14 August 2019