This page explains our use of website cookies and the choices you can make about allowing cookies or choosing to disable them on this website.

This website uses cookies. 'Cookies' are small text files that are stored by the browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome or Safari) on your computer or mobile device. This site uses two types of cookies:

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Third party cookies

Certain areas of the website will also contain third party cookies, e.g. embedded YouTube or Soundcloud content. Also, when you share any content on the website using a social media sharing button, the social network will record that you have done this.

Birmingham Museums is not responsible for these cookies. Please refer to the appropriate third party website Privacy Policy for further information about them and their terms.

Disabling Cookies

When you visit the Birmingham Museum website, if your browser is using the standard settings and it is accepting cookies, you are giving consent for our website cookies to be stored on your computer.

If you do not wish for this to happen, you can disable them in the settings of your browser. The Birmingham Museum website works more efficiently if receipt of cookies is enabled, but it will still operate correctly if you disable cookies. For more information about how to disable cookies in different browsers, visit the About Cookieswebsite.

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