Our use of cookies


To improve your experience and make this website simpler to use, we sometimes place small amounts of information on your computer, mobile phone or device. These include small files known as cookies.

The cookies used on this website improve your experience by:

  • Recognising your settings – so you don’t need to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
  • Remembering the information that you’ve given (e.g. your username and password) - so you don't need to keep entering it
  • Measuring how you use our website - so we can make improvements that meet your needs
  • Tracking the websites that you use - so our advertising using third-party networks is better targeted and more relevant to you

Our cookies contain anonymous information such as a unique identifier but this information is not used to identify you personally.

The cookies used on this website can be grouped into the following categories:

  1. Strictly necessary cookies – required to enable you to move around the website and use essential features
  2. Performance cookies – collect information about how you use our website and help us improve performance and provide a better user experience
  3. Functionality cookies – enhance the functionality of the website by storing your preferences
  4. Targeting cookies – used by advertising networks to track your browsing across the internet whilst enabling us to enhance our website with services provided by third-parties

Some cookies are set directly by the apply.army.mod.uk website. Others are set by third-parties when you visit the Army website. Third-party cookies include those set by advertising networks, the partners we use for web analytics, and external websites delivering embedded content and videos (e.g. YouTube).

Cookies are stored on your computer for different lengths of time depending on what they are used for. Session cookies are temporary cookies and are only stored until you leave the website or when you close your web browser. Persistent cookies last for a fixed period of time, defined within the cookie, and allow the website to recognise the device and track repeat visits.

We do not sell the information collected by cookies.

Further information about individual cookies used on this website is provided below.

How can I control cookies?

If you don’t want to receive cookies, you can change your browser settings to reject new cookies or delete those that have already been set.

You can choose to accept or reject the functionality and targeting cookies set by the Army website on the cookie settings page and can change these settings at any time.

You will also be given the opportunity to change your cookie settings when you first visit our website. If you continue to browse the website without changing your cookie settings, we will assume you are happy to accept all types of cookie on the Army website.

You can accept or reject functionality or targeting cookies at any time by changing your cookie settings, although third-party advertising networks may continue to use the information previously collected through targeting cookies.

You cannot change the settings for strictly necessary or performance cookies because these are required to provide a good browsing experience and allow us to collect basic statistics on website usage.

If you create an online account, you will be asked to accept the cookies required for the online application when you register or log in.

In addition to managing the cookie settings on this website, you can opt-out of tracking and targeting cookies by following the instructions provided on the appropriate third-party websites. We have provided links to help you find this information and set your preferences.

Do Not Track (DNT) is a feature offered by some browsers but is not currently supported by this website. When enabled, it sends a request to the website not to track your browsing, but a universal standard to determine how DNT requests are to be interpreted has not yet been adopted by software providers and website owners.

To learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit www.aboutcookies.org.

What cookies are used on the Army website?

Targeting cookies set by third-parties

To manage your preferences for what types of advertising you receive on other websites visit www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/