Cookie policy

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website – when visited by a user – asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Those cookies are set by us and called first-party cookies. We also use third-party cookies – which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting – for our advertising and marketing efforts.

We use cookies for a number of purposes - to operate essential components of the FutureLearn website, to enhance your experience with using FutureLearn, and to better understand how people use the Website. This may also include cookies from third party social media websites. You should read this Cookies Policy with the Terms and the Privacy Policy.

Cookie preferences

You can change your cookie settings at any time by following the instructions at the bottom of the page in the “Manage your cookies” section.

What are cookies for?

We use cookies and other tracking technologies for the following purposes:

Managing your cookie preferences

You may exercise your cookie preferences on the FutureLearn website, and you may also wish to control cookies via your web browser settings. Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit or

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.

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