Privacy and Cookies

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If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by the Brunel Museum website, or any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the Brunel Museum website.

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Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how our visitors use and navigate this website. We use this information to analyse usage of the website so that we can continually work to improve the website and your experience of it. The cookies collect information such as the number of visitors to the site, which pages they visited and whereabouts they came to the site from. This information is anonymous and cannot be used to identify you personally.

Online transactions: Shop and donations

When you make a donation or use our online shop to purchase items we collect personal information about you such as your address and contact details. This information is only used for the processing of your donation or shop order. Donations are processed by theBigGive and payment transactions for shop orders are processed via Worldpay. Read theBigGive privacy policy. Read Worldpay’s privacy policy.

Buying tickets

When you buy tickets for events at the BrunelMuseum online, these transactions are fulfilled via the ticketing website WeGotTickets. Read  WeGotTickets privacy policy.

Third-party cookies

During your visits to the National Portrait Gallery website you may be delivered cookies by third-party websites. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Flickr, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. The National Portrait Gallery does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third-party websites for more information about these.

Other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites which are outside our control and are not covered by this privacy notice. If you access other sites using the links provided, the operators of these sites may collect information from you which will be used by them in accordance with their privacy policy, which may differ from ours.

How to contact us

If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy, please e-mail us at: