What are cookies?
A cookie is a small piece of information stored on your computer by a website you visit.
Cookies often store your settings for a website, such as your preferred language or location. This allows the site to remember who you are and how you like to look at things. It can also remember things like what you want to buy in the shop.
Cookies are able to store a wide range of information, including personally identifiable information (such as your name and e-mail address). However, this information can only be stored if you provide it - websites cannot gain access to information you didn't provide to them, and they can't access other files on your computer.
For more information on cookies are, see All About Cookies.
How can I turn them off?
All browsers allow you to turn off cookies if you wish. This may make certain features stop working on websites you visit, and it may make browsing less smooth in general. For example, if you turn off cookies and visit nationlgalleries.org, the online shop will not work, and lists of works in the Artist Rooms section may take longer to load as we cannot remember your display preferences.
You will have to look at the settings for your specific browser in order to control how it handles cookies.
What cookies are used on nationalgalleries.org?
This allows us to track usage of our site. It records things like how many visits our pages get, where our users are from, and what browser they are using. This information helps us understand what our visitors need and how we might be able to improve the site. Google Analytics does not record any private information.
This is the service that shows the social media buttons on various pages so users can show they like a page or a work of art on Facebook, or tweet about it. These buttons are not directly connected to a user’s social media account unless they are signed in to that account. We have no access to users’ personal information through this service.
Shopping basket/Put Yourself in the Picture
We use a Code Igniter cookie to track the shopping cart and Put Yourself in the Picture processes. Without these cookies, the shop will not work for you. The cookie holds the information about what you want to purchase (or about the image you are uploading) and allows us to charge the right amount in the checkout process. This cookie does not hold any personal information such as credit card details.
We use a cookie in the Artist Rooms section to remember which view of the collection you were last looking at (grid or list).