In order to make the National Museums Scotland 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.

Cookies are used to measure how you use the web site so we can measure its effectiveness and improve its performance. Our cookies aren't used to identify you personally, and you can delete these files if you want to. For more information on how to manage, control or delete files, please visit www.aboutcookies.org

National Museums Scotland’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 using the information on our Contact us page.

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics on an ongoing basis to collect information about how people use the website, and from time to time user other third-party services. 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 here and what you click on. We do not collect or store any personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify you. 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.

 

Name    

Typical Content

Expires

_utma

Randomly generated number

2 years

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Randomly generated number

30 minutes

_utmc

Randomly generated number

When you close your browser

_utmz

Randomly generated number

6 months

_utmv

Randomly generated number

2 years

For more information on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Code website. You can find out more about cookies at www.aboutcookies.org.

Online shop

Our online shop is operated by a third-party and uses cookies to ‘remember’ goods when added to the shopping basket and throughout the purchasing process.