About Cookies

We want to make the content we provide on this website rich and relevant. This sometimes involves placing cookies on your computer or mobile device.

Cookies are simple pieces of data stored on your hard drive. They are safe as they cannot be used to disseminate viruses and they can't be executed as code.

Cookies we use cannot be used to identify you personally as no personal information such as telephone numbers or email addresses are stored within these cookies.


If you continue to browse the website,  we will assume that you are agreeing to our use of cookies.



Cookies used on our website

We will save the following cookies on your computer:

Stats cookies

We use Google Analytics to collect statistical data about our visitors. We collect this information in a way that does not identify you and the data is not shared with anybody else.

    __utma Keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred.
    __utmb Records moment in time when a visitor enters a site and expires at the end of the session.
    __utmc Records moment in time when a visitor leaves a site and expires after 30 minutes.
    __utmz Keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked on and what keyword was used.

 

Third party cookies

Our site has a number of pages with embedded videos or other content from third parties. Cookies placed on your computer or mobile device from a third party are not related to www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk.

The City of Edinburgh Council does not control how a third party uses their cookies. Please check third party websites' privacy policies:

Twitter privacy policy

Facebook Data use policy

Flickr privacy policy

YouTube privacy policy

Google privacy pages


How can I control my cookies?

Browser controls

You can use your web browser (eg Internet Explorer) to:
 

  •     delete all cookies
  •     block all cookies
  •     allow all cookies
  •     block third-party cookies
  •     clear all cookies when you close the browser
  •     open a 'private browsing' session
  •     install add-ons and plug-ins to extend browser functionality


Where to find information about controlling cookies

Internet Explorer: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835
Chrome: https://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en-GB/more/privacy.html
Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Clear%20Recent%20History
Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042
Opera: http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/

Useful information

A number of websites provide detailed information on cookies, including AboutCookies.org and AllAboutCookies.org.
 

Google has developed a browser add-on to allow users to opt-out of Google Analytics across all websites which use this popular analytics product.

Information on how to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites and Google use of cookies:

Google Analytics Opt-out


The Internet Advertising Bureau website Your Online Choices allows you to install opt-out cookies across different advertising networks.

New technologies such as Mozilla's Do Not Track allow you to tell websites not to track you.

Internet Explorer has a feature called Tracking Protection Lists which allows you to import a list of websites you want to block.