Cookies are small text files, placed on your computer or mobile device by the websites you visit. They are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently.
- recognising your computer, so you don't have to give the same information several times
- recognising that you may already have given a username and password
- measuring how many people are using our websites, so we can make improvements.
If you do not want to accept cookies, your browser can be set to automatically reject them or to inform you every time a website asks to store a cookie. You can also delete previously stored cookies.
You can find out more about cookies and how to manage them on the GOV.UK website
You can use your web browser to:
- delete all cookies
- block all cookies
- allow all cookies
- block ‘third-party’ cookies (cookies set by online services other than the one you are visiting)
- clear all cookies when you close the browser
- open a private browsing/incognito session, which allows you to browse the web without recording your browsing history or storing local data such as cookies (you should however be aware of the limitations of this feature in a privacy context)
- install add-ons and plugins that extend browser functionality.
How to control cookies from your browser
- Microsoft Edge cookies information
- Internet Explorer cookies information
- Chrome cookies information
- Firefox cookies information
- Safari cookies information, mobile devices
For information on how private browsing works as well as its limitations, visit the support pages for your browser: Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari (mobile and desktop) and Opera
The cookies we use
|Add to any social media sharing
|Barnet.gov session ID
|Cookie consent alert dismissed
|Load balancer route
|MyAccount Session Id