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A guide to cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are files that contain small amounts of data. They are placed on your computer or other device by the websites you visit.

Different kinds of cookies do different things ranging from making a website work to making it easier to use and enabling website owners to understand more about their visitors.

Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies on the Barclaycard websites for a variety of reasons. Keep reading to find out more.

We use cookies to:

Ensure your privacy is safeguarded in any secure area

Gather information about which pages are most relevant to visitors

Store details you enter into our calculators, tools and demos so you can make the most of our online services

Store details of your marketing, product and other preferences to enhance your visits

Evaluate how effective our advertising and promotions have been to improve our performance


We do not use cookies to:

Store information which means that you can be personally identified

Track your browsing after you've left our websites

Sell or distribute cookie data (without your consent)

What happens when I turn off cookies in my browser?

Up-to-date browsers give you the option to accept or decline cookies. 

If you do switch off cookies at a browser level, your device won't be able to accept cookies from any website. This means that some web pages might not work – for example:

You might not be able to sign into a site using your correct username and password

You might see a message that cookies are required, or that your browser’s cookies are switched off

Your cookie settings will differ depending on the browser that you’re currently using. Here are some of the most commonly used browsers, and instructions on how to update your cookie settings:


Please note: the above information is for guidance only. Please refer to your browser’s official help and support website for full information on how to manage your cookie preferences.