How can I change my BBC cookie settings?

Page updated: 18 October 2019

Some essential features on BBC sites just won’t work without cookies. And having other cookies switched off can seriously affect the way you’ll be able to enjoy our services.

Please check your cookie settings below and turn on any cookies you’re happy with.

“Strictly necessary” cookies are on by default but can be turned off in your browser settings. Functional and Performance cookies can be turned on or off below and your preferences are automatically saved. You can learn more about cookies and what they do on our other pages.

If you've chosen to block third-party cookies on your browser, your cookie preferences won't carry over from to and vice versa. Please make sure to set your cookie preferences on this page at both and

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential so that you can move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies services you have asked for cannot be provided.

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Functional cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make to give you better functionality and personal features.

See list of functional cookies

Set your cookie preferences for performance cookies. And if you’re outside the UK you can set your preferences for personalised advertising.

Use this toggle to the left to manage how your browser uses BBC’s performance cookies. If you’re outside the UK you can also use the toggle to set your preferences for personalised advertising cookies.

Performance Cookies for Users Inside the UK

This toggle turns on BBC’s performance cookies. Performance cookies help us to improve the performance of the BBC Online.

See list of performance cookies

Performance and Personalised Advertising Cookies for Users Outside the UK

If you’re outside the UK you’ll see advertising. We use the income from advertising to help fund BBC services, including making BBC Online available outside the UK.

Turn this toggle on to opt in if you’re ok with getting personalised advertising from our advertisers. If you set your preference as “off” you’ll turn off BBC’s performance cookies (see list above), including personalised advertising cookies. You’ll still get advertising but it will be based on factors like where you are located or the content on the page you are reading and it may be less interesting and relevant to you.

This toggle doesn’t work with a small number of our advertising partners. To change your personalised advertising preferences with them go to their privacy policy and follow their opt out instructions to get non-personalised ads.

You can also find out more about Advertising for non-UK users, how to opt out of advertising cookies not controlled by this setting and see a list of our Advertising Partners.

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