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We use cookies on this website

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information, which your computer or mobile device downloads when you visit a website. When you return to websites – or visit websites that use the same cookies – they recognise these cookies and therefore your browsing device.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences and generally improving your browsing experience. They can also help ensure that ads you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

Customise your settings

To customise the categories of cookie which are stored please place a tick beside those you accept and click ‘Save Preferences’.

Cookies in emails

In addition to the cookies we use on this website, Barclays also uses cookies and similar technologies in some emails. These help us to understand whether you have opened the email and how you have interacted with it. If you have enabled images, cookies may be set on your computer or mobile device. Cookies will also be set if you click on any link within the email. Further details of our use of cookies in emails (including how you can disable them) are set out here: Barclays’ use of cookies in emails.

Cookie categories

The type of cookie used on this website can be put into 1 of 4 categories, based on the International Chamber of Commerce guide to cookie categories: Strictly Necessary, Performance, Functionality & Profile and Targeting.

The details below relate to the types of cookies used on financial.wings.uk.barclays:

1. Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential, as they enable you to move around a website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas. Without these cookies, services you’ve asked for (such as access to secure areas) can’t be provided. These cookies don’t gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you’ve been on the internet.

This category cannot be disabled.

Strictly Necessary Cookies
Cookie Name Purpose Expiry
ASP.NET_SessionId This cookie allows us to identify information such as if you are logged in or not. It doesn’t store any personal information. At end of session
FW.Settings This cookie is used to retain your Financial Wings cookie preferences. This is used to ensure that you do not receive a cookie you have not accepted. 1 year
FW.CookieSessionId This cookie is required to ensure each page is secure from external attacks. At end of session

This list may be updated from time to time, you should check back on a regular basis for changes.

2. Performance Cookies

These cookies collect information about how you use a website, for example which pages you go to most often and if you get any error messages from certain pages. These cookies don’t gather information that identifies you. All information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how a website works.

These cookies are not used to target you with online advertising. Without these cookies we can’t learn how our website is performing and make relevant improvements that could better your browsing experience.

Performance Cookies
Cookie Name Purpose Expiry
_ga This cookie is used for the purpose of gathering analytics. Some examples of how these cookies are used are as follows: to see which areas and features are popular, to count visits to the website. This cookie distinguishes users 2 years
_dc_gtm_UA-47741723-1 This cookie is also used for the purpose of gathering analytics. This cookie is used to throttle the request rate. 10 minutes

This list may be updated from time to time, you should check back on a regular basis for changes.

3. Functionality & Profile Cookies

These cookies allow a website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you’re in) and tailor the website to provide enhanced features and content for you. For instance, they can be used to remember log-in details, changes you’ve made to text size, font and other parts of pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you’ve asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. These cookies may be used to ensure that all our services and communications are relevant to you. The information these cookies collect cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Without these cookies, a website cannot remember choices you’ve previously made or personalise your browsing experience.

Functionality & Profile Cookies
Cookie Name Purpose Expiry
FW.User This cookie is used to remember you if you choose to remain logged in on Financial Wings. It doesn’t store any personal or login details directly. 3 months
FW.Modules This cookie is used to remember which modules were visible the last time you visited the Modules page so you can pick up from where you left when you go back. 90 days

This list may be updated from time to time, you should check back on a regular basis for changes.

4. Targeting Cookies

These cookies gather information about your browsing habits. They remember that you’ve visited a website and share this information with other organisations such as advertisers. They do this in order to provide you with ads that are more relevant to you and your interests. Although these cookies can track your visits to other websites, they don’t usually know who you are.

Without these cookies, online advertisements you encounter will be less relevant to you and your interests.

Targeting Cookies
Cookie Name Purpose Expiry
_atuvc AddThis social sharing widget AddThis collect information such as general click behaviour such as web pages viewed (including the URL addresses of such pages), search queries from which users are directed to a page, navigation from page to page through the AddThis Services, time spent on each page, and items that you click or select. Up to 2 years

Setting your cookie preferences

You can control how cookies are placed on your device either via your cookie settings on this website or from within your own browser.

What happens to cookies that have been downloaded in the past?

If you’ve disabled one or more cookie categories, we may still use information collected from existing cookies, but we’ll stop using the disabled cookies to gather any further information. You can delete existing cookies from your browser.

More information

Important information

Over the past year Barclays has included specific details about the use of cookies, where relevant, in emails we have sent. The inclusion of details about our use of cookies in emails is included now in this online policy to provide complete and consistent information.