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Cookie Policy

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Last Updated 08 November 2023.


Cookies are very small text files placed on your phone or computer hard drive when you’re on the internet. They were originally developed in 1995, and the word comes from ‘magic cookie’ – a computer programming term for a piece of information shared between pieces of software. Cookies can be thought of as a digital ID card, helping websites know when you are a returning user. They don’t hold your private information and the information stored can not identify you directly.


Websites use these cookies to help enhance your user experience. We can also use them to improve our website services in the future. They help us :

  • Assess how many people are using our website. Monitoring this helps make sure there's enough capacity to avoid the website slowing down. This can also help us understand how to make improvements.
  • Recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during the same session or task.
  • Show that you may already have filled in your username and password details, so you don't need to repeat that for every web page that asks for it.


You can manage your cookie preferences through our cookie banner any time you visit our website. You can manage these cookies in your internet browser settings. Use the links below or search for cookies in the 'help' function in your browser to find out more. Please note that these links will take you to other websites, and English Heritage cannot accept responsibility for the information contained and the setting of cookies on these other sites.

If you change your cookie settings, some of the functionality of our website may be affected in your experience (for example, the ability to recognise your details so you don’t have to input them again).

Google Chrome https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
Microsoft Edge https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/microsoft-edge-browsing-data-and-privacy-bb8174ba-9d73-dcf2-9b4a-c582b4e640dd
Safari (iPhone) https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201265
Safari (Mac) https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac
Mozilla Firefox https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/products/firefox/protect-your-privacy/cookies
Samsung Internet (Mobile) https://www.samsung.com/uk/support/mobile-devices/what-are-cookies-and-how-do-i-enable-or-disable-them-on-my-samsung-galaxy-device/


We use a mix of first party cookies (set by us as the owner of the website), and third party cookies. We also refer to other companies, organisations and public bodies, and include links directly to their websites. Each company, organisation or public body operates its own Cookie Policy.

Strictly Necessary
Strictly necessary cookies allow core website functionality such as user login and account management. The website cannot be used properly without strictly necessary cookies.

Performance cookies are used to see how visitors use the website, e.g. analytics cookies. Those cookies cannot be used to directly identify a certain visitor.

Targeting cookies are used to identify visitors between different websites, e.g. content partners, banner networks. Those cookies may be used by companies to build a profile of visitor interests or show relevant ads on other websites.

Functionality cookies are used to remember visitor information on the website, e.g. language, timezone, enhanced content.

Unclassified cookies are cookies that do not belong to any other category or are in the process of categorization.


We may occasionally update this cookie policy to reflect changes. When we do, we will change the 'LAST UPDATED' date at the top of the page.

If we make any notable changes in the way we collect, use, and/or share information held in cookies, we will display these on this page.