1. What Are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
This page describes what information they gather and how we use it. It also sets out how you can control cookies.
For more general information on cookies see http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
2. The Information We Collect and How Long it is Kept
The information we collect via cookies consists usually of things like IP addresses, sites visited and actions taken. We don’t use them to identify you by name, or record things like email addresses or bank details
Cookies can be set for the duration of your visit to the website or for up to two years.
3. The Cookies We Set and What They Do
We set the following cookies:
- Essential Cookies
These enable the website to carry out certain functions, such as remember the information you have entered on an online form, or to ‘save’ things in your basket in the online shop. They expire once your leave our website. We don’t have to ask for consent for essential cookies as you won’t be able to access or use the website without them.
These remember any preferences you have set on the site, such as your cookie preferences. They also allow optional features such as embedded YouTube videos to work, improving your experience. You will be asked for your consent to use these when you access our website.
These cookies (such as Google Analytics) help us understand how people use our website, and we use this data to help improve your experience. You will be asked for your consent to use these when you access our website.
IWM and its partners (such as Google and Facebook – see below) use these cookies to understand what you are interested in on our website and online generally, and to provide personalised advertising and marketing campaigns for IWM on other websites you visit. This helps ensure that adverts are relevant to your interests. You will be asked for your consent to use these when you access our website.
4. How can I control my cookies?
For all other cookies, your consent is asked for when you visit the IWM site. You can withdraw your consent at any time by accessing the cookie preference centre by clicking on the cog icon in the bottom right of your browser screen.
You can withdraw your consent or update your settings at any time by clicking on this icon, alternatively you can change your browser settings.
For cookies set by other sites you visit, including social media sites accessed via links on our website, you should consult their Privacy or Cookie Policies for information on the cookies they use.
5. More information
Find out about all the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them.
Read Imperial War Museums’ full privacy statement, with details on who to contact with any further queries.
6. Date and Version Control
This policy is effective from the 1st May 2021