Cookies policy

All you need to know about how Kew uses cookies on our websites.

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Kew websites will work without cookies but if you choose to disable cookies you may lose some features and functionality.

What is 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.

How does Kew use cookies?

Kew’s websites will work without cookies, but you will lose some features and functionality if you choose to disable cookies.

Kew has several websites, online databases, and commercial sites such as our online shop and image library. Kew uses cookies to help improve your experience of using our sites. We use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain basic features. We use cookies to enhance the functionality of the websites, for example by storing your preferences. We also use cookies to help us to improve the performance of our websites to provide you with a better user experience. 

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).

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 in your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, visit 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.

Read more about deleting cookies on the AboutCookies website.