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Cookies policy

In order to make the Museum of the Home’s website easier to use and improve our service, we sometimes place small amounts of information on your computer. These are known as cookies and they are used by most major websites.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored by the browser on your computer or mobile phone by websites that you visit.

Websites are able to read and write these files, allowing them to store things such as personalisation details or user preferences. 

Many cookies are automatically deleted after you finish using the website, although some can exist for longer.

The cookies collect information in an anonymous form and are completely safe and secure. Cookies do not give us access to your computer.

The cookie settings on this website are set to 'allow all cookies' to give you the very best experience. If you continue without changing these settings, we assume you consent to this. 

You may refuse to accept cookies by deactivating them on your browser, for details on how to do this visit

How we use cookies

We use information supplied by cookies to help understand the number of people using our website. We collate information relating to users’ activity and experience on the site via Google Analytics. This helps us measure our website’s effectiveness, improve its performance, and report statistics to funders and project partners.

Do I have to agree to cookies?

Under the new GDPR legislation, information provided by cookies is considered personal data. We are therefore required to ask you to opt-in to accept cookies when browsing our website. When landing on our website for the first time cookies will be blocked until you accept them via the notice that appears at the bottom of the page.

You don’t have to accept the cookies, however by doing so you will be providing us with vital information to improve the user experience of our website and to analyse its effectiveness.

How do I delete cookies?

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by the Museum of the Home website, or indeed any other website, you can do this by visiting which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer, as well as more general information about cookies.

The Museum’s use of cookies

The information below shows cookies that are set by this website. If you have any queries about these cookies, please contact us at

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics on an ongoing basis to collect information about how people use the website. We do this to make sure we are meeting our users’ needs and to understand how we can improve the site.

Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how you got there and what you click on. We do not collect or store any personal information (eg. your name or address). We do not allow Google to share our analytics data.

We use Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting to more accurately determine visitors by age, gender and interests. This helps us better establish the types of content we make available and what we produce online is relevant to our audiences.

You can opt out of Google Analytics by implementing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Social media

We use social media cookies, including Facebook’s Pixel, to measure the effectiveness of our social media posts and advertising and ensure paid adverts are being shown to the correct audiences. You can update these preferences by going to the Privacy Settings on your social media profile.

On pages that have videos, YouTube might set cookies to remember which videos you have played, and to remember settings such as the volume level and video quality you have selected.

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