What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer or mobile device when you first visit one of our web pages.
We use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve the site. The cookies that we use enable us to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task. They also recognise when you have given your username and password so that you don’t need to do it for every web page that you visit. They also measure how many people use our websites so that we can make it easier to use and ensure there’s enough capacity to make the site fast.
Certain cookies contain personal information, for example when you login a cookie will store your username.
Most cookies will not collect information that personally identifies you. They will collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our websites, or a user’s general location.


What cookies do we use?
Generally our cookies perform up to two different functions:
Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.
Tracking cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.


How to control and delete cookies
Gibraltar.gov.uk will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, you may wish to control what cookies are set, stop them being used by this website or delete them altogether.  All modern browsers allow users to change the cookie settings, which typically can be found in the 'preferences' or options menu of your browser. 
To help you better understand these settings, we have provided links to enable you to look as these settings for some of the more common browsers below:
For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

Please be aware that restricting or preventing cookies being used may impact on the functionality of the Gibraltar.gov.uk website.

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