Our use of cookies

What are cookies? Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile 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.

Controlling Cookies Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

You may limit site operation or functions if you limit cookies.

How do we use cookies? We make use of cookies to help manage the site and your visitor experience. These cookies may be used to collect analytics of 'non-personal' visitor activity outlines, manage user logins and personal preferences, provide relevant or timely information to you or offer focused advertisements.

Information about the cookies used

This cookie is set by our analytics provider, Google Analytics. This keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. You can opt out of these by visiting Google's opt out page

Type of Cookies

Analytical cookies - We use analytical cookies and similar analytical tools to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how users use our service and to help us improve the structure of our website. The data collected is not personal data, and we cannot identify you from it. These cookies allow us to understand who has seen which pages and advertisements on the website; to determine how frequently particular pages and advertisements are visited; to determine the most popular areas of the website; and generally to monitor usage of the website. We will also use aggregate non-personal data to track the success of any advertising campaigns on our website; to improve the effectiveness and suitability of advertising in communications sent by us and other companies in the Findmypast group; or to provide to third parties non-personal, demographic data provided by you to target advertising more appropriately. We do not provide our advertising partners with information that identifies you as an individual.

Persistent cookies - these cookies remain on a user's device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.

Session cookies - these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

First Party – these cookies are set by us to give you the best user experience and to make sure our website is performing as it should.

Third party cookies -  these cookies are set by our third party providers such as Google. We use Google Analytics to see how many people visit our site and how they use it, allowing us to make any necessary changes so that you have the best experience possible.

You can manage or block the cookies set by www.findmypast.co.uk, or indeed any other website should you want to do so. You can do this through your browser settings using the Help function within your browser. Even if you have consented to cookies you can withdraw your initial consent in the same way at any time. Otherwise you can visit www.allaboutcookies.org for comprehensive information on how to manage or block cookies on a variety of browsers. If you want to manage or block cookies on the browser of your mobile phone you may need to refer to the manual of your handset. Please be aware that restricting or blocking cookies will impact on the functionality of our website and it will not work properly.