What are cookies?
Cookies are tiny pieces of information that are placed on a computer or mobile device when you visit a website via your browser, such as Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari or Google Chrome.
Cookies are a very common part of using almost all websites. The cookies save some information about you for when you access the site again in the future. They do not usually directly identify you, but because your privacy is important to us you can choose not to allow some types of cookies.
You can learn more about the different types of cookies used on the Age UK websites below.
How do I turn off cookies?
Most modern browsers will offer different ways to configure how they handle cookies. This can vary from only allowing cookies from websites that you trust to blocking all cookies by default.
We also give you control over what cookies we use. You can adjust your cookie preferences at any time.
Please note that switching off cookies may restrict your use of the website and/or delay or affect the way in which it operates.
A recent example of this is the EU General Data Protection Regulation (or GDPR). Version 3 Updated 11 January 2022