Cookie policy

Citizens Advice Reading uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience.

In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like contact forms, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics.

As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, if you don’t want to receive cookies, you can change the settings in your web browser. You can also delete cookies that have already been set.  To find instructions on how to restrict or block cookies, click on Help in your web browser and search for ‘cookies’.

You can find out more about cookies and how to delete them on the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) website.


Cookies we use

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This cookie is used to record if a user has accepted the use of cookies on this website. Once you agree that cookies can be used, it stops the cookie message appearing every time you visit the website in the future.  It will not ask you again about the site cookie acceptance until you change your cookie settings or you flush out the browser history.

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Set by Google Analytics. These cookies show us how many people have visited the website and when, but cannot be used to identify you, they help us to improve our website’s usability.

Find out more about Google Analytics tracking

Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data

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Set by the AddThis social sharing service. These cookies count how many users have shared our pages via social networking share buttons.


Note: Other websites linked from our website are not covered by this policy. Once you have accessed another website via one of our links you will be subject to the cookie and privacy policies of that site.


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