Information about Kew's cookies policy
What is in a cookie?
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket.
We don’t sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).
Cookies which are strictly necessary to run the sites
These include, for example
- Cookies that enable you to stay logged in for an entire visit to a site;
- Cookies which enable you to add things to a shopping basket and keep them there until you decide to check out.
Cookies which store your preferences
Functionality cookies record information about choices you’ve made and allow us to tailor the website to you. They allow the site to ‘remember’ you so that your preferences and settings are retained, either through the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’). Cookies cannot be used to identify you personally.
Cookies which help us improve the site
Some cookies help us to see how people are using our sites. These are known as ‘analytics cookies’ or ‘tracking cookies’. They let us know what areas of website content are popular and how people are using the site. This information is anonymous – we don’t collect anything that would identify a user. We use this data to build up a picture of how the site is performing and to inform us where improvements could be made.
We use services such as Google analytics to help us to analyse how users use the sites. It counts the number of visitors and tells us things about their behaviour overall, such as the typical length of stay on the site or the average number of pages a user views. To enrich our content, we sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube and Flickr. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Flickr, these sites may set a cookie.
Kew’s website also carries embedded 'share' buttons to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their friends through a number of popular social networks, for example, Facebook, Twitter or Google+. These sites may set a cookie. Kew does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these. A list of these cookies is included in the ‘List of Cookies used on “kew.org” sites’ below.
How to manage cookies
If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.
Kew’s websites will work without cookies, but you will lose some features and functionality if you choose to disable cookies.
Kew website cookie acceptance
To withdraw your consent after accepting this cookie,
These cookies are used to track the way visitors use site which includes number of visitors, search term used, referring sites, bounce rate etc.
This cookie is used side in order to update count if they share a page and return updated count.
These cookies are used is Kew's Online Shopping in order to enable functionality of online shopping.
These cookies are used in Kew's Online Ticketing system to enable functionality of online ticket purchase.
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