Privacy & Cookies

Data Protection and Privacy Statement

Any personal data held and processed by Royal Armouries is in accordance with all current legislation relating to data protection and the database is registered under the terms of the 1998 Data Protection Act. Royal Armouries will only use personal data for the purpose for which you provide it and will not pass it to any other parties without your permission.

Any third party accessing the Royal Armouries Website must also use data taken from this source in accordance with the 1998 Data Protection Act. Data may NOT be used for commercial purposes.

Information we collect

When you use a Royal Armouries website, we may collect personal information about you when you contact us using an online form and every time you email us your details. We use this information to:

We collect information about you when you create user accounts and log in to the following website services:

Access to information

You have the right to request a copy of the personal information Royal Armouries holds about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. Email address will need to be provided.

Users 16 and under

If you are aged 16 or under, you must get your parent/guardian’s permission before you provide personal information to Royal Armouries websites. Users without this consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information.

Cookies

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them through Internet browser cookies – what they are and how to manage them

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Removing and disabling cookies

If you do not wish to accept cookies on to your machine you can disable them by adjusting the settings on your browser. However this will affect the functionality of the websites you visit.

For more help on how to disable your cookies or delete them visit www.aboutcookies.org

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Cookies set by us

Cookies for improving service

The X-Mapping cookie is sent by the server to keep the user’s browser sessions intact as we load balance and use a clustered array of servers. If a user reloads a page they could be served the content from another server entirely but this cookie tracks the user to the same server.

Name: X-Mapping-hnnbnhog
Typical content: Information about which server is providing content to the user
Domain: www.royalarmouries.org
Expires: when user exits browser

This cookie stores transient (data messages)and search queries

Name: ci_session
Typical content: Search queries,Form validation messages.
Domain: www.royalarmouries.org
Expires: less than 2 hours

Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This is to ensure that the service is available when you want it and fast.

Name: _utma
Typical content: randomly generated number
Domain: royalarmouries.org
Expires: 2 years

Name: _utmb
Typical content: randomly generated number
Domain: .royalarmouries.org
Expires: 30 minutes

Name: _utmc
Typical content: randomly generated number
Domain: royalarmouries.org
Expires: when user exits browser

Name: _utmz
Typical content: randomly generated number + info on how the site was reached (e.g. directly or via a link, organic search or paid search)
Domain: royalarmouries.org
Expires: 6 months

For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Code website

Cookies set by third-party services

Throughout the site we utilise the services of external service providers to enhance the visitors’ experience. They set cookies to enhance their service or to track usage or to validate users. These cookies are only set when the page that uses that service is visited.

Cookies for improving service

Google Analytics sets cookies to help accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This is to ensure that the service is available when you want it and fast.

For further details about the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Code website

Cookies set to ensure authentication

Name: PHPSESSID
Typical content: Randomly generated session key to ensure secure submission of data such as players’ scores.
Domain: henryviiidressedtokill.viral-game.co.uk
Expires: when user exits browser

Cookies set by Google to store user preferences and information when viewing pages with Google maps on them.

Name: PREF
Typical content: Randomly generated number
Domain: google.com
Expires: 2 years

Name: NID
Typical content: Randomly generated number
Domain: google.com
Expires: 6 months

Cookies set by Share This widget.

The __uset cookie is set to true to indicate that a user has been cookied and to not repeat the task in the next 8 hours. The __stid cookie is the Share This ID to identify user session. The UID and UIDR cookies are associated with comScore; these are used to get 3rd party measurement of our audience size.

Name: __uset
Content: yes
Domain: .sharethis.com
Expires: 4 hours

Name: __stid
Content: randomly generated number
Domain: .sharethis.com
Expires: 1 year

Name: UID
Content: randomly generated number
Domain: .scorecardresearch.com
Expires: 1 year

Name: UIDR
Content: randomly generated number
Domain: .scorecardresearch.com
Expires: 1 year