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If you don't wish to enable cookies, you'll still be able to browse the site.

Please note that cookies can't harm your computer. We don't store personally identifiable information in cookies we create, but we do use encrypted information gathered from them to help improve your experience of the site. For example, they help us to identify and resolve errors. We're giving you this information as part of our initiative to comply with recent legislation, and to make sure we're clear about your privacy when using our website.

Our cookies policy

To make full use of the personalised features on Allrecipes.co.uk, your computer, tablet or mobile phone will need to accept cookies, as we can only provide you with certain personalised features of this website by using them.

However, if you'd prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from Allrecipes.co.uk, or any other website, you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the 'Help' menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone's handset manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

The cookies used on Allrecipes.co.uk are based on the International Chamber of Commerce guide for cookie categories:

Strictly necessary

'Strictly necessary' cookies let you move around the website and use essential features. These cookies don't gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you've been on the internet.

We use these Strictly necessary cookies to…

  • Identify you as being logged in to Allrecipes.co.uk
  • Make sure you connect to the right feature on our website when we make any changes to the way the website works

Cookies we have defined as 'Strictly necessary' cookies will NOT be used to…

  • Gather information that could be used to advertise products or services to you
  • Remember your preferences or user name beyond your current visit

Performance

'Performance' cookies collect information about how you use our website, for example, which pages you visit, and if you experience any errors. These cookies don't collect any information that could identify you – all the information collected is anonymous and is only used to help us improve how our website works, understand what interests our users and measure how effective our advertising is.

We use ‘Performance’ cookies to…

  • Provide statistics on how our website is used
  • See how effective our adverts are (we don't use this information to target adverts to you when you visit other websites)
  • Provide feedback to partners that one of our visitors also visited their website. This lets our partners improve their website, but we don't allow our partners to reuse this information for further advertising
  • Help us improve the website by measuring any errors that occur
  • Test different designs of our website

Cookies we have defined as 'Performance' cookies will NOT be used to…

  • Gather information that could be used to advertise products or services to you on other websites
  • Remember your preferences or user name beyond your current visit
  • Target adverts to you on any other website

In some cases, some of these cookies are managed for us by third parties, but we don't allow the third party to use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed above.

Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the website, so if you prevent them we cannot guarantee how our site will perform for you.

Functionality

'Functionality' cookies are used to provide features or to remember settings to improve your visit.

We use 'Functionality' cookies to…

  • Enable you to save your favourite recipes
  • Show you what your recently browsed recipes are
  • Remember if we've already asked you if you want to fill in a survey

Cookies defined as 'Functionality' will not be used to…

  • Target you with adverts on other websites

Some of these cookies are managed for us by third parties – where this is the case we don't allow the third party to use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed above.

You can control whether or not these cookies are used, but preventing them may mean we can't offer you some features. It's also possible that preventing these cookies stops us remembering that you didn't want a specific service.

Targeting

'Targeting' cookies are linked to services provided by third parties, such as 'Like' buttons and 'Share' buttons. The third party provides these services in return for recognising that you have visited our website.

We use 'Targeting' cookies to…

  • Link to social networks like Facebook, who may subsequently use information about your visit to target advertising to you on other websites
  • Provide advertising agencies with information on your visit so that they can present you with adverts that you may be interested in

You can control whether or not these cookies are used, but preventing them may stop us from offering you some services. All of these cookies are managed by third parties, and you may alternatively use the third parties' own tools to prevent these cookies.

Further information about cookies

Useful information about cookies can be found at:
http://www.allaboutcookies.org

A guide to behavioural advertising and online privacy has been produced by the internet advertising industry which can be found at: http://www.youronlinechoices.eu

Information on the ICC (UK) UK cookie guide can be found on the ICC website section:
http://www.international-chamber.co.uk/our-expertise/digitaleconomy

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