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How does the BBC use cookies?

Functionality cookies

Category: Cookies
Functionality cookies record information about choices you’ve made and allow us to tailor the website to you. For example, if you set your location on the BBC homepage in order to receive your local news and weather forecast, we use cookies to save your location preference. Functionality cookies may also take the form of Flash cookies, which are stored in your Adobe Flash Player rather than your browser. These are used to provide features such as auto-resume on iPlayer, by remembering the point to which you played a programme, and for saving preferences such as your volume setting.

Examples of functionality cookies set by the BBC

Cookie namePurpose
h4Stores your user preferences for customisation features on the BBC homepage.
Stores your user preferences for display of local news and weather on
Stores any accessibility options you may have chosen on /accessibility.
A unique identifier for users of BBC Mobile sites, which is used to recognise revisiting users in order to offer them a more personalised user experience.
Enables opt-in for audio navigation on CBeebies