Cookies statement

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or other device by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Information we collect about your use our website

The Bank of England ('we' or the 'Bank') collects personal data about visitors to its websites www.bankofengland.co.uk and our recruitment site https://bankofengland.taleo.net (except to the extent the recruitment site includes supplementary information).

When someone visits our websites we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information (such as IP address and type of browser they’re using) and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to allow us to keep track of the number of visitors to the various parts of the sites and understand how our website is used. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities or nature of those visiting our websites. You can find out more about how we use cookies, including Google Analytics, in the section marked ‘Cookies we use’ below.

In any instance where we collect personal data through our websites, we will make this clear and will set out how we will use this. We will only use your personal data in a way that is compatible with the uses outlined to you, except where it’s necessary for us to do otherwise - for example, where we have a legal obligation to disclose your personal data. We won’t share your information with any other organisations for marketing, market research or commercial purposes and we don’t pass on your details to other websites.

Managing or removing cookies

You can remove cookies by deleting them from your browser history (cache) when you leave the site.  You can find more information about cookies, including how to control the use of these through your browser settings, at Allaboutcookies.org or www.aboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

Please note that the Bank website will not work properly without cookies.

Cookies we use

Cookie Name Purpose
Cookie preference to accept recommended cookies boeconsentAnalytics

A pop-up welcome message will be displayed when you first visit our websites. We’ll store a cookie so that your computer knows you’ve accepted the recommended cookies and knows on subsequent visits not to show it again.

This cookie will expire after 90 days.

Cookie preference to accept necessary cookies only boeconsent

A pop-up welcome message will be displayed when you first visit our websites. We’ll store a cookie so that your computer knows you’ve accepted the necessary cookies and knows on subsequent visits not to show it again.

This cookie will expire after 1 day.

Sessions __RequestVerificationToken
ASP.NET_SessionId
ROUTEID
bm_sv

These cookies identify your browsing session. We do not seek to identify the identity or nature of individual users.

These cookies expire at the end of your session.

Content delivery AKA_A2
Ak_bmsc
TS01b80d1f

We use Akamai content delivery to ensure that our site can handle multiple visitors.

These cookies expire at the end of your session.

YouTube

We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos.

Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

Snazzy maps ARRAffinity
NID
We embed styled Google maps on some of our pages.
Tableau tableau_locale
tableau_public_negotiated_locale
JSESSIONID

We embed Tableau charts and interactivity on some of our pages. You have the option to accept the cookies before viewing the Tableau content.

These cookies expire at the end of your session.

Tableau analytics _gat_UA-625217-22
_gat_UA-625217-47
_gid

We embed Tableau charts and interactivity on some of our pages. These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use the Tableau functionality. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.

You have the option to accept the cookies before viewing the Tableau content.

Sitecore Content Management System SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL_COOKIE

We use Sitecore web analytics on our forms to identify repeat visits by unique users.

This cookie will expire after 10 years.

KeySurvey JSESSIONID

We use KeySurvey for some of our forms. This cookie is used to maintain an anonymous user session.

This cookie expires at the end of your session.

Mailchimp _AVESTA_ENVIRONMENT
_abck
_ak_bmsc
_bm_sz

We use Mailchimp to send our email newsletters. This cookie is used for our embedded sign up form.

This cookie expires at the end of your session.

Crazy Egg _cfduid

We use Crazy Egg to collect information about how visitors use our website. Crazy Egg uses CloudFlare to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address, and apply security settings on a per-client basis.

This is a HTTP type cookie that expires after 1 year.

Cludo _cfduid

We use Cludo for the search functionality on our website. Cludo uses CloudFlare to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address, and apply security settings on a per-client basis.

This is a HTTP type cookie that expires after 1 year.

Vimeo player
vuid

We embed videos from our official Vimeo channel. When you press play Vimeo will drop third party cookies to enable the the video to play and to collect analytics data such as how long a viewer has watched the video. These cookies do not track individuals.

Google Tag Manager (Analytics) _ga
_gat_UA-5804066-4
_gid
_gali

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.

Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data.

Database sessions bm_mi
ASPSESSIONIDSSTBRTQA

 These cookies identify your browsing session on our database. We do not seek to identify the identity or nature of individual users.

These cookies expire at the end of your session.

Third parties may transfer your data outside the EEA as described in their privacy statements.

Your rights

You have various rights under data protection laws. See our main privacy page.

Changes to this statement

We keep our cookies information under regular review. This statement was last reviewed in October 2019.

This page was last updated 04 December 2019
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