Cookies statement

The Bank of England collects personal data about visitors to its websites.

Information we collect about your use of Bank of England websites

The Bank of England ('we' or the 'Bank') collects personal data about visitors to its websites and our recruitment site (except to the extent the recruitment site includes supplementary information).

This information does not extend to other sites, even if links are provided.  

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’ 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.

Use of cookies

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.  The table below explains: 

  • the cookies we use 
  • why we use them
  • recommendations to manage or remove cookies.

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 or

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit

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 preference


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 seen it and knows on subsequent visits not to show it again.

This cookie will expire after 90 days



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


We use Akamai content delivery to ensure that our site can handle multiple visitors
These cookies expire at the end of your session



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.

Google Tag Manager (Analytics)


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
You can also opt out of Google Analytics Cookies by following this link.

Snazzy maps


We embed styled Google maps on some of our pages.
This cookie expires 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 May 2018.

This page was last updated 14 January 2019
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