When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and
reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this
sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your
device, for example, your computer or mobile phone. These small
amounts of information are known as cookies.
Cookies are pieces of data created when you visit a site, and
contain a unique, anonymous number. They are stored in the cookie
directory of your device. Some expire at the end of your website
session; others remain on your device for slightly longer.
Cookies do not contain any personal information about you and
cannot be used to identify you personally. You may safely turn off
cookies on our web site without affecting how our web pages are
displayed or function.
Cookies are used to improve our website and your experience when
using it through, for example:
recognising that you may already have entered a username and
password so you don't need to enter it every time you need to
measuring how many people are using our web pages, so they can
be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they
analysing data to help us understand how people interact with
our web pages so we can make them better.
Cookies enable us to identify your device, or you when you have
to move around the site or to provide certain basic features.
us to improve the performance of our website to provide you with a
better user experience.
We don’t sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we
disclose the information to third parties, except where required by
Linked to third party cookies are cookies placed by a third
party website that the City of London’s website provides a link
Our website uses Google analytics to measure how many people are
using our web pages and to help us understand how people interact
with our web pages so we can make them better. Google uses a cookie
to enable us to gather this information.
The ShareThis toolbar on all pages enables easy sharing of pages
to websites such as Facebook and Twitter. A cookie is used to
collect anonymous information on visitors using this tool. If you
would prefer to opt out of being tracked by ShareThis across all
websites, then please visit the ShareThis website
Our website contains links to various external websites that may
place a cookie on your device.
If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by
our website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through
your browser settings. The 'Help' function within your browser
should tell you how.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit
which contains comprehensive information on how to block cookies on
a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to
delete cookies from your device as well as more general information
website please contact us.