Cookie policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages. Using the BRIT Trust website, sometimes involves placing cookies on your device, for example, your computer or mobile phone.

Cookies can either be “session-based” – which means they are deleted when you leave the BRIT Trust website, or “persistent” – which means it will stay on your device after you leave: this allows the website to remember you when you come back.

Cookies are used in other ways to improve your experience of the BRIT Trust website, by (for example):

Enabling us to recognise your device - so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task;

Recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested;

Measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast.

Our use of cookies

Some of the cookies we use are essential for the BRIT Trust website to function properly. Without them, your experience of the sites won’t be complete. Others are to improve the performance of the website.

If you would like a full list of the cookies we use, please e-mail us at: [email protected]

Your privacy is important to us

The law states that we can store cookies on your machine if they are essential to the operation of the BRIT Trust website, but that for all others we need your permission to do so.
The cookies we use can't harm your computer. We don't store personally identifiable information such as your name, address or payment details in cookies we create, but we do use encrypted information gathered from them to help improve your experience of the site. For example, they help us to identify and resolve errors. We do not use cookies to identify you personally.

Cookies used include:

(1) Analytics or performance cookies that anonymously remember your device when you visit our website. They keep track of browsing patterns and help us to understand how visitors use our websites. We use that information for customer analytics. Your browser may use similar cookies for similar purposes.

(2) Functionality cookies that help us remember your devices so that we can provide the appropriate website experience. For example, remembering your settings preferences and customise how we present our services according to the screen size of that device.

We have no access to third party cookies and third party organisations have no access to ours. The third party organisations that place cookies, including your browser (such as Firefox, MS Edge and Google) will have their own privacy policies.

When you share stories using social media, for example Facebook, the social media company will load a cookie and identifiers to track this.

Restricting, blocking or deleting cookies

However, if you'd prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from the BRIT Trust website (or any other website), you can use your internet browser to do so. Each browser is different, so check the 'Help' menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone's handset manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of our website may become inaccessible or not function properly.

For more information, including how to control and delete cookies, you can visit, and you can adjust your cookie preferences at

Click here for the BPI privacy policy.