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.
If you visit our website, we will 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, we may not be able to process certain transactions if you are physically located in certain countries.
- 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
- Evaluate our sites' advertising and promotional effectiveness (we own the anonymous data collected and don't share it with anyone); and
- We use both our own (first-party) and partner companies' (third-party) cookies to support these activities
Cookies in emails
The type of cookie used on this website can be put into 1 of 4 categories, based on the International Chamber of Commerce guide to cookie categories: Strictly Necessary, Performance, Functionality & Profile and Targeting.
Place a tick in the box next to each category you accept.
The details below relate to the types of cookies used on Barclays.co.uk including its secure area.
1. 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 be used for marketing or remembering where you've been on the internet.
This category cannot be disabled.
2. Performance Cookies
In most cases, the information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how a website works and to help us to identify issues you may have when using our online services. In limited cases for online banking issues, these cookies enable us to identify specific issues you may have had.
These cookies are not used to target you with online advertising. Without these cookies we can't learn how our website is performing and make relevant improvements that could better your browsing experience.
3. Functionality & Profile Cookies
These cookies allow a website to remember choices you make (such as your username, language or the region you're in) and tailor the website to provide enhanced features and content for you. For instance, they can be used to remember login details, changes you've made to text size, font and other parts of pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you've asked for, such as watching a video or commenting on a blog.
These cookies may be used to ensure that all our services and communications are relevant to you. The information these cookies collect cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. Without these cookies, a website cannot remember choices you've previously made or personalise your browsing experience.
4. Targeting Cookies
These cookies and similar technologies gather information about your browsing habits. They remember that you've visited a website and share this information with other organisations, such as advertisers and platforms on which we advertise. They do this in order to provide you with ads that are more relevant to you and your interests.
Without these cookies, online advertisements you encounter will be less relevant to you and your interests.
Setting your cookie preferences
You can control how cookies are placed on your device either via Your Cookies Setting on this website or from within your own browser.
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.
Infomation about cookies:
All About Cookies
Internet Advertising Bureau:
Guide to online advertising and privacy
International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom:
ICC UK cookie guide