What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files which are stored on your device or computer when you visit a website. Every website uses cookies and they serve a number of purposes.

Those purposes include:

  • helping us to understand how people use our website
  • ensuring the site works properly and helping us to keep it secure
  • making the site easier to use by remembering information previously entered
  • improving your experience by showing you information that's relevant to you
  • targeting marketing messages to you on social media, apps and other websites

More information on cookies can be found at www.aboutcookies.org.


What you need to know about cookies

How we use cookies

Our website uses several different types of cookies. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we put on your computer. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of the website which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also helps us to improve our site.

Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies are for security. These cookies are essential as they help you move around the website, access secure areas of the site and enter personal information into forms securely.

Performance cookies

We use performance cookies to help us improve our site. They allow us to monitor how people use the pages on our site, identify the most and least popular pages and alert us to any errors.

Targeted cookies

We use cookies and pixels to target banners and ads to you when you’re on other websites such as Facebook. This is called digital marketing re-targeting. We do this by using a variety of digital marketing networks and ad exchanges, and advertising technologies like web beacons, pixels, ad tags, cookies, and mobile identifiers. The banners and ads you will see will be based on your previous use of our website (for example, your Leeds Building Society search history, the content you read on Leeds Building Society, etc.) or on banners or ads you’ve previously clicked on which are associated with us.

How we get your consent

By using our website, you're consenting to our cookie policy. You can change your cookie settings at any time through your browser.

How to control and delete cookies

We don’t use cookies to collect any personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our website, you can do this through your browser settings. The help function within your browser will give you information on how to do this.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on all the major browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies.

For information on how to control or delete cookies on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual or the user guide of the browser.

Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site and if you prevent the cookies required to allow us to identify you when you log in and manage your savings and mortgage accounts, we can’t guarantee your security or predict how our website will perform during your visit.

Full cookie details

If you'd like to see a detailed list of the cookies we use visit this page.