The Museum in the Park, Stroud

Museum in the Park Cookie Policy

Cookies and tracking users

The Museum in the Park website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. We collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

What is a cookie? 

Like many other websites, we use cookies. Cookies can help a website to personalise your visit. A cookie is a small piece of text which can be stored on your computer, smartphone or other devices you use to browse the web. Cookies have many uses, but fundamentally they are used to store information about you on your computer. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the lifetime of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.

How to control and delete cookies

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

 How to disable cookies 

You can stop cookies being downloaded on to your computer by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this and other websites. There is more information about cookies, including how to delete them on the About Cookies website.

Implications of disabling cookies on 

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact the Museum in the Park website from working to its full functionality. For further details view the table below for cookie descriptions and how they are used.

Cookies in use on this site

The Museum in the Park uses the following cookies to ensure our website provides you with the right customer experience:

Cookie and name




_ga, _gat, _gat

Google Analytics Cookies to provide data on site usage


Stores the response to the cookie preference bar that appears on site load


This is the PHP session ID that is unused for visitors but necessary for our Content Management System

All expire at the end of the session or when the browser is closed.

Did you know?

The term "cookie" was coined by web browser programmer Lou Montulli. It was derived from the term "magic cookie", which is a packet of data a program receives and sends back unchanged, used by Unix programmers. Magic cookie in turn derives from "fortune cookie", a cookie with an embedded message. Visit this Wikipedia page for more!


There is more information about cookies, including how to delete them on the About Cookies website.


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