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Cookie Policy

Our Cookie Policy

This policy describes the cookies that are used on our websites. We last updated the policy on 18 January 2024.

How we use cookies

On our website, we use cookies to distinguish our users from each other to provide increased functionality throughout our website. These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in your systems.

Our cookies also collect anonymous information regarding our users and the pages that are being viewed for analytic purposes.

With your consent, ABRSM allow third parties to add cookies to help with performance and optimisation of advertising campaigns.

Dependent upon your web-browser settings, our website shall issue cookies as soon as you visit our website. Most web-browsers automatically accept cookies; however this can be changed within your browser settings. If cookies have been disabled and are refused, some functionality of our website may not function as expected.

All cookies that are used on our website only collect anonymous information and do not collect any personal information.

They do not give us access to your computer.

Cookies on this website

Session cookie set by ABRSM:

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  • usage: Forum

Persistent cookies set by third parties:

  • usage: Font Display


  • usage Data

Our websites use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google. Google utilizes the data collected to track and examine the use of to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.

Google may use the data collected to contextualize and personalise the ads of its own advertising network. View Google's privacy policy

Advertising cookies set by ABRSM:

Sizmek, Xandr, Floodlights, Facebook/Meta, Google Ads and Adsense

  • usage: advertising performance and optimisation

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so that you can measure and improve the performance of the site and campaigns. They help you to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.

Cookies may also be set through the site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of the interests and show the user relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information but are based on uniquely identifying the browser and internet device. If these cookies are not allowed by the user, they will experience less targeted advertising.

Purpose of cookies

Our cookies (except those within the online exam entry system) do not contain any information that can be used to personally identify you. The information we obtain from your set of our cookies may be used for the following purposes:

  • To recognise your computer when you visit our websites
  • To track your navigation throughout our websites
  • To improve the website’s usability and functionality
  • To analyse the use of our websites
  • To personalise your visit and user experience with our websites
  • In the administration of our websites

Cookie expiration

The cookies used on our websites either have an expiry date set or expire at the end of your current session on our website. Our cookies will usually expire within 14 months after your visit.

Additional Information

ABRSM music shop

The ABRSM music shop is run by Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd and has a separate privacy and cookie policy. 

Read the shop privacy and cookie policy.

You can find more information about  cookies, as well as how to enable/disable and delete them, at

Cookies can be blocked through your settings in your web browser. However, blocking cookies may reduce functionality when accessing certain features.

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