Cookie Policy

We may use cookies and other similar technologies to ensure you get the best from our Website. “Cookies” are small text files from a website that are stored on your computer, mobile phone or other device. These text files make using our Website more convenient by, among other things, recognising you when you return, saving your passwords and preferences and may help us to customise our Website for you based on your preferences.

We may analyze the information derived from these cookies and other similar technological tools we employ (such as clear gifs/web beacons) and match this information with data provided by you or another party. We may provide our analysis to third parties (who may in turn use this information to provide advertisements tailored to your interests).

By continuing to use our Website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

The table below details the types of cookies used on our Website:

Cookie name(s) Provider Purpose of cookie(s)
SESS* Food Network UK This cookie allows our server to recognise you as a returning visitor, in order for us to allow you to log into the website and store user preferences.
FN_cookie_accept Food Network UK This cookie is set once you have pressed the "continue" button to tell us you have accepted the use of cookies on our website, to stop us from showing you the message again.
_utm*, _ga* Google Analytics We use analytics software to help analyse use of our website. These cookies enable us to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour, such as new visitor numbers, interactions and paths through our website, response to our marketing campaigns and browser usage, all in an anonymous form. This information is important to help us understand how people use our website, how our website is performing and to make it as easy to use and useful as possible.
_chartbeat*, _cb_ls Chartbeat
__gads Google DoubleClick Our advertising partners use cookies for the purpose of serving advertisements and ensuring they are relevant to you.
_gig_*, glt_, ASP.NET_SessionId Gigya We use Gigya to collect and manage social identites and data. Gigya provides login, registration, social follow buttons and commenting functionality on the site.

Certain third parties also provide cookies or similar technologies on our Website. These cookies or similar technologies are not within our control and are set by the third parties noted below. Please visit their websites to understand how their cookies are used.

Provider Purpose of cookie(s)
DoubleClick These third parties are ad serving suppliers and use cookies for the purpose of serving our internet advertisements on other sites. The cookies accompanying the ads allow our suppliers and their advertisers to monitor the effectiveness of the ads and make the ads more relevant to you. Some of our web pages may contain electronic images known as web beacons (sometimes known as clear gifs) that allow us to track user interactions on these pages. They may also report back some information to our ad serving suppliers about the interaction performed.
Index Exchange
Whisk Whisk provides shopping basket functionality, allowing you to purchase ingredients directly from our recipes. Whisk uses cookies to ensure this functionality works as intended.
YouTube These third parties provide video hosting and streaming services. The cookies that these providers use are important to ensure this functionality works as intended and is optimised for the user.
Facebook These third parties provide single sign-on social login and sharing services, such as 'like' and 'share' buttons and functionality.
Twitter We use analytics software to help analyse use of our website. These providers enable us to collect site usage data, all in an anonymous form. This information is important to help us understand how people use our website, how our website is performing and to make it as easy to use and useful as possible.
New Relic
Wayin Wayin uses cookies to provide competitions, polls, interactive quiz templates and forms.

If you do not refuse or disable cookies as described in this section, you expressly consent to the setting and access of cookies by us and the third parties described above, subject to their privacy policies. This includes the use of cookies by Google in connection with Google services such as Doubleclick. Where the third party’s privacy policy indicates that consent is the legal basis for processing of personal data derived from any such cookie (including any use or sharing of such data), you also consent to such processing.

Our Website displays video content using Adobe Flash Player. Adobe uses Flash cookies (also known as Local Shared Objects) to help improve your user experience. Flash cookies are stored on your computer, mobile phone or other device in much the same way as usual cookies, but your browser manages them differently. If you wish to disable or delete a Flash cookie, see Adobe Flashplayer Security Settings. Please bear in mind though, that if you disable Flash cookies for the Website you'll be unable to access certain types of content on the Website, such as videos.

If you want to delete or disable any cookies (or similar technologies) that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions of your file management software to locate the file and directory that stores cookies. You may not be able to take advantage of all the features of our Website, including certain personalised features, if you delete or disable cookies.

For more information on how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, please go to

The internet advertising industry has also produced a guide to online privacy and behavioural advertising, please see

We may change and update our list of cookies (or similar technologies) from time to time. If you use our cookies (or similar technologies) after we have published these changes, you will be agreeing to be bound by those changes. If you do not consent to the use of the cookies (or similar technologies) at any time, please see above on how to disable cookies.

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