Privacy policy

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums is committed to safeguarding your privacy as a user of this website.

What data do we collect?

We collect information directly from users when they voluntarily submit their personal information to us. At certain parts of our website, we may provide the opportunity for users to register for an event or order goods, join a mailing list or request information. When this sort of information is collected we will provide the reason for collection and how the information will be used.

What are cookies?

This website uses cookies. 'Cookies' are small text files that are stored by the browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Safari) on your computer or mobile phone. They allow websites to store such things as user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a "memory" for the website, enabling it to recognise a user and respond appropriately.

How we use cookies

This site uses two types of cookies:

  • Site performance cookies
  • Anonymous analytics cookies
However, you may recieve other third party cookies, by interacting with parts of the site which share functionality with third parties. For example, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social media networks.


Site performance cookies

This type of cookie remembers your preferences, so you don't have to re-set them each time you visit. Examples include:

  • Configuration of tools, including third party (e.g. Volume settings on YouTube Videos)
  • Your search criteria when searching/browsing the site
  • Anonymous analytics cookies
  • Every time a user visits our website, web analytics software provided by a third party generates an anonymous analytics cookie.
These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before. Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies, and if you don't, we generate new ones. This allows us to track how many individual unique users we have, and how often they visit the site.


These cookies cannot be used to identify individuals; they are used for statistical purposes only.

Other third party cookies

On some pages, third parties may also set their own anonymous cookies, for the purposes of tracking the success of their application, or customising the application for you. Because of how cookies work, we cannot access these cookies, nor can the third parties access the data in cookies used by this website.

For example, when you share an article using a social media sharing button, the social network that has created the button will record that you have done this.

How do I turn cookies off?

It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website.

All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your browser. In order to understand these setttings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise you should use the 'Help' option in your browser for more details.

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari

Privacy Policy

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums operates under Newcastle City Council's Privacy Policy.

Data Protection

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums operates under Newcastle City Council's Data Protection Policy.