Cookie Information

How does the BBC use cookies?

Strictly necessary cookies

Category: Cookies
Some cookies are strictly necessary in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies, we will not be able to determine the number of unique users of the site or provide certain features, such as automatic sign in to the BBC services.

Examples of strictly necessary cookies set by the BBC

Cookie name

Purpose

BBC-UID

and/or

BBCUGID

 

Unique identifiers set for each unique browser to allow log analysis to determine the number of unique users for various parts of bbc.co.uk. Data is only used in aggregate.

BBCUGID may also be used as a key to storing preferences and personalisation data for sites such as BBC iPlayer.

IDENTITYThe IDENTITY cookie is used to allow you to sign in to the BBC website. If you keep ‘Remember Me’ ticked, this cookie will remain on your computer for up to 30 days or until you click 'sign out'. Until that time, you'll remain signed in to the BBC website. If you un-tick ‘Remember Me’, this cookie will be removed when you close your browser session.
IDENTITY-HTTPSThis cookie provides extra security with your BBC iD accounts. If you view a BBC page using HTTPS, this cookie will be passed over that encrypted connection. As such this cookie provides the most security when identifying you as a user.
IDENTITY_SESSIONThis cookie is used by BBC iD to identify you as a user between page loads. This allows BBC iD to remember certain settings, like which part of the BBC website you were using before you were asked to sign in or register. This cookie is destroyed each time you close your browser.
SSO2-UIDAllows you to be automatically signed in to a bbc.co.uk service which you have previously registered for.