Cookies

In order to provide this online service we make use of small files called Cookies. Cookies involve placing small amounts of information on the device you are using, for example, your computer or mobile phone. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services and ensure they work for you through:

  • enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task
  • recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested
  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast

You can manage internet browser cookies yourself and learn more about them by visiting Gov.uk.

Cookies for measuring user experience of our services and website performance

When you access our website, Web Trends and Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This to enable us to deliver a service best suited to our users’ needs.

Google analytics
Domain: http://www.hermitage.org.uk/

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Expires: 15 days

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Expires: 15 days

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Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: when user exits browser

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Expires: 15 days

Third party cookies used to share our content across social media sites.

Addthis.com cookie

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Expires: 18 months
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Twitter.com cookie

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Expires: After 2 years

YouTube.com cookie

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Expires: 6 months

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Expires: one year

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Expires: 15 months

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Expires: 2 years

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Expires: 2 years

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Expires: 2 years

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Expires: 2 years