Cookies and Privacy – Royal Museums Greenwich Shop

Cookies and Privacy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files which are stored in your web browser and are widely used in order to make websites work efficiently. This site uses cookies.

Some of the cookies we use are essential for parts of this website function correctly - for example keeping track of items that you add to your shopping basket or remembering when you've logged into our customer area.

Other cookies are less essential functionally but may be used to personalise your experience or track your journey through our site so that we can offer and analyse the success of promotions.

Other cookies may be from third parties such as social networking sites, or reputable businesses within the Museums' partnerships.

You've made changes to the way this site works?

Actually no, this site functions the way it has always has.

So why are we telling you this?

Website operators (like us) are already required to give users information about the cookies they use and why they use them. Now - by European law - they also have to have your consent to store them in your browser.

It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website.

All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the Options or Preferences menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, or you can use the Help option in your browser for more details.

Cookie settings in Chrome

Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS

Cookie settings in Firefox

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer

If you are primarily concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn these off by going to the Your Online Choices site.
You can also visit the trade body representing these advertising platforms for more information: Network Advertising Initiative.
They have provided a site where you can control all third-party online advertising. Please note that there are many more networks listed on this site than those that we use at Royal Museums Greenwich.

Important to note - if you decide not to have certain cookies stored in your browser you'll lose the functionality that they allow, so please read the description of the cookie or set of cookies carefully.

If you'd like to continue shopping as normal and consent to accept all cookies for this site - simply click the button below, and we’ll stop reminding you to check your settings.

What types of cookies do we use? 

Site functionality cookies.

These are essential to allow you to navigate the site, add items to your bag, and complete the checkout process.

Site analytics cookies

These cookies are non-essential, but allow us to measure and analyse how our visitors use the site, to improve both its functionality and your shopping experience. We use Google Analytics and Shopify Analytics to help us do this.

Targeting or advertising cookies

These cookies are non-essential but are used to deliver ads relevant to you. They also limit the number of times that you see an ad and help us measure the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns, to make sure we are getting it right.

Email tracking cookies

If you’ve signed up to our newsletter, our email service provider Mailchimp will automatically place single pixel gifs, also known as web beacons, in every email sent by us. These are tiny graphic files that contain unique identifiers that enable us to recognize when you have opened an email or clicked certain links. We use this data to analyse the performance of our emails, to check we are sending you the type of news you want to hear about.