The Met Office uses anonymous cookies to improve your experience of our website.
A cookie is a piece of information which is saved as a small text file on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. It is generated by the website that you are visiting and tells the website when you return.
The Met Office uses anonymous cookies to improve your experience of our website. We use them to remember your favourite locations and how you have customised pages so that you don't have to re-enter this information each time you visit. The cookies that we use do not contain any of your personal information or contact details.
Improving our website. Anonymous analytics cookies show trends in how people use our site and help us make decisions on how to improve the user experience by making content better and easier to find. As a UK government site, we also have to report on website usage as presented in the data for financial year 2010/2011.
Allowing you to share content. Social media sites such as YouTube and Twitter also set third party cookies on our website which enable you to share content with your social network.
You can turn cookies off, however due to their role of enhancing or enabling usability and site processes, disabling cookies may prevent you from being able to use certain parts of this website.
If you would like to disable cookies on your machine, you can do this through your browser settings. The 'Help' function within your browser will tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.
Last updated: 30 October 2012