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Share in the biggest ever survey of the nation's memories

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is sent to your computer when you visit some websites. Cookies store information about you for the next time you visit a site.

The cookies used in Share your Memories are needed to make the survey work properly. For example, we need to be able to recognise your computer, if you decide to stop taking the test and come back to finish it later.

Find out more about cookies from BBC Webwise.

Read the BBC's privacy and cookies policy.

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How do I switch my cookies on?

The simple steps you'll need to take to allow your computer to accept cookies vary depending on the browser you are using to view the internet.

The website aboutcookies.org has browser-specific information about controlling your cookies. (The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.)

BBC Webwise also answers common questions about cookies.

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Can someone else see my memories?

Immediately after you send us a memory we give you the option to print it out, email it to a friend (or yourself!) or send it to a programme. You will also be able to view your own personal memories via the website, but not till about 48 hours has passed. This gives us time to check the memory content is suitable for public viewing.

Other than that your memories are stored anonymously in a secure database

Read the BBC's privacy and cookies policy.

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Can I quit the survey and delete the cookie in my computer?

You can quit the survey at any time you like and delete the data stored in the test cookie on your computer. Doing this would remove all the information your computer holds about the survey.

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Can I complete the survey and view my memories on more than one computer?

Yes, provided you fill in the "link to view my memories" box with your email address. You will be sent a unique URL which will allow you to join as a registered user from any computer.

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Can you give me more information about the Memory Survey?

Visit our more information page, which includes information about the research and the experts.

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