How can I change my BBC cookie settings?

Page updated: 1 April 2021

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.

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Performance cookies

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

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Advertising Cookies for Users Outside the UK

If you’re outside the UK, you’ll see advertising, including commercial content recommendations, sponsored content and promotional messages. We use the income from advertising to help fund BBC services, including making BBC Online available outside the UK.

If you're outside the UK click here to change your settings for personalised advertising.

Please note, if you are in the UK and click the above link, you may be presented with the advertising preferences interface. No advertising technology is used in the UK and any preferences selected will not result in any data being shared with advertising partners whilst you are using the website in the UK.

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