Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

This website uses cookies to collect information.  Cookies are small data files which are placed on your computer or other mobile or handheld device (such as smart ‘phones or ‘tablets’) as you browse this website.  They are used to ‘remember’ when your computer or device accesses this website.  Cookies are also used to tailor the products and services offered and advertised to our customers/visitors.

Information collected

We do not use cookies to collect or record information on users’ name, address or other contact details. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Who sets the cookies?

The cookies stored on your computer or other device when you access this website are set by the Scottish Maritime Museum and other third parties such as social media and sharing networks.

How do I disable cookies?

If you want to disable cookies you need to change your website browser settings to reject cookies.  How to do this will depend on the browser you use, more information can be found on the website and we provide further detail below on how to disable cookies for the most popular browsers:


  1. Click on the "Tools" menu and select "Options".
  2. Click the "Under the Bonnet" tab, locate the "Privacy" section and click the "Clear browsing data" button.
  3. Select "Delete cookies and other site data" to delete all cookies from the list (alternatively, you can remove all cookies created within a specific time period by selecting the period you want from the dropdown list).
  4. Select "Clear browsing history" to delete traces of which websites you've visited.
  5. Select "Clear download history" to delete records of which files and programs you've downloaded.
  6. Select "Empty the cache" to delete cached website pages.
  7. You can also delete saved passwords (which log you into websites) and saved form data (such as your name and address).
  8. Then click on the "Clear browsing data" button.
  9. Click on the Close button when you've finished.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Choose the menu “tools” then “Options”
  2. Click on the icon “privacy”
  3. Find the menu “cookie” and select the relevant options.

Microsoft Internet Explorer:

  1. Choose the menu “tools” then “Internet Options”
  2. Click on the “privacy” tab.
  3. Select the setting the appropriate setting.

Apple Mac Safari

  1. Click Safari in the upper left hand side of your screen.
  2. Click Preferences in the menu that appears.
  3. Click the Privacy tab in the window that appears.
  4. Click the button ‘Remove All Website Data’
  5. Click ‘Remove Now’ in the pop up window that appears.

What happens if I disable cookies?

This depends on which cookies you disable, but in general the site may not operate properly if cookies are switched off.

Further information 

You can find more information about cookies at and