Cookies are small data files that are sent from a website to your computer or mobile phone. They are stored on the hard drive of your device. Some are stored just for the duration of your visit to the website, others are stored for much longer periods. 
This page tells you about how RNIB uses cookies and how you can make choices about deleting and rejecting cookies. By using RNIB's websites, you consent to our use of cookies. 
If you'd like to learn more about cookies in general, we recommend the About Cookies website

How we use cookies

  • We use cookies to make our website work better for you.
  • No official RNIB website uses cookies that give us access to any personal information about you. 

Profile management

Some RNIB websites allow you to login to an account. Some of these sites use a cookie in order to remember account information, like your password. This can be helpful, meaning you don't have to remember your password each time. 
These cookies don't give us access to your account or your personal details. 

Usability and accessibility settings

Some RNIB websites allow you to resize text. If you use the resizing options, these settings are stored in a cookie so that your chosen text size follows you around the website. 
These cookies don't give us access to your personal information. 

Third-party cookies

Third-party cookies are ones that are not set directly by RNIB, but they may be dropped onto your computer by a third party when you use one of our websites, or do certain things on one of our websites. 
For instance: 
  • we use Google Analytics and E-tracker to help us improve the website. These analytics tools use cookies that are not controlled by RNIB but which are active when you use many of our websites.
  • some RNIB websites have 'share' buttons that let you share pages with your friends through websites like Twitter and Facebook. These sites may set a cookie when you login to share things.

As third party cookies aren't set by us, we can't control how they work - but we can control which websites we choose to work with. We take your privacy seriously and we would never work with a website we don't trust. 


We want our website to be as user friendly as possible. To help us understand how well the website is working (and how we can improve it!) we use third-party analytics tools such as Google Analytics and E-tracker. 
Analytics tools help us collect information about how people in general use our websites. For instance, it helps us monitor how many people visit each page, how long people stay on each page, which search engines people use to find our website and which links are clicked on. 
These cookies do not collect or store personal information about you. Analytics data cannot be used to identify you, or to tell us what you did on our website. It is completely anonymous. 

Cookies: your choice

Our websites work better with cookies enabled. Our cookies don't give us or anyone else access to your personal data. 
We strongly advise you to keep cookies enabled when you use RNIB's websites. However, you can use your browser to delete and reject cookies. There are instructions on how to delete cookies and how to control cookies on the 'About Cookies' website.


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