Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or other device by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Information we collect about your use of our website

The Bank of England ('we' or the 'Bank') collects personal data about visitors to our websites.

In any instance where we collect personal data through our websites, we will make this clear and will set out how we will use this. We will only use your personal data in a way that is compatible with the uses outlined to you, except where it’s necessary for us to do otherwise - for example, where we have a legal obligation to disclose your personal data. We won’t share your information with any other organisations for marketing, market research or commercial purposes and we don’t pass on your details to other websites.

Managing or removing cookies

You can remove cookies by deleting them from your browser history (cache) when you leave the site.  You can find more information about cookies, including how to control the use of these through your browser settings, at or

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Please note that RCEP will not work properly without cookies.

Cookies we use

Cookie Name Purpose
Cookie preference rcepconsent

A pop-up welcome message will be displayed when you first visit our websites. We’ll store a cookie so that your computer knows that you’ve accepted our necessary cookies and knows on subsequent visits not to show it again.

Our necessary cookies expire after 1 day.

Session ASP.NET_SessionId

These cookies identify your browsing session. We do not seek to identify the identity or nature of individual users.

These cookies expire at the end of your session.

Session .AspNet.ApplicationCookie

Used to identify user sessions. A user session starts when a user browses portal for the first time. And ends when the session is closed.

Session ARRAffinity
Azure Web App Affinity - used to ensure an affinity of requests to an Azure Web App Resource
Session ContextLanguageCode Used to store the configured language code for the user
Session __RequestVerificationToken This is an anti-forgery cookie set by web applications built using ASP.NET MVC technologies. It is designed to stop unauthorised posting of content to a website, known as Cross-Site Request Forgery. It holds no information about the user and is destroyed on closing the browser.
Session Dynamics365PortalAnalytics Used to carry out page tracking - no personal data is stored
Session isDSTObserved

This cookie stores a value to indicate if the user is in daylight saving time.

This cookie indicates whether a specified date and time falls in the range of daylight saving time.

Session timeZoneCode

This cookie holds the timezonecode field value of CRM timezonedefinition entity for the current timezone.

Analytics Cookie ai_session

This cookie is associated with the Microsoft Application Insights software, which collects statictical usage and telemetry information. This is a unique anonymous session identifier cookie.

Analytics Cookie ai_user

This cookie is associated with the Microsoft Application Insights software, which collects statictical usage and telemetry information. This is a unique user identifier cookie enabling counting of the number of users accessing the application over time.

Your rights

You have various rights under data protection laws. See our main privacy page.

Changes to this statement

We keep our cookies information under regular review. This statement was last reviewed in November 2021.