Cookies on the Museum's online shop

What are cookies?

Cookies are small blocks of data created by a web server while you are browsing a website.

Why do we use cookies?

They are used widely to improve how websites work, to give users the best online experience tailored to their interests and to provide information to website owners about how their site is used and how well it is performing.
We may also use information gained from cookies to tailor the content of our communications with you via other channels, for example if you are opted in to receive marketing emails.

Functional cookies 

These cookies let you use all parts of the Museum's website and remember the choices you make to give you better functionality and personal features. Without them, services that you’ve asked for can’t be provided.

Some examples of how we use these cookies are:

  • Remembering if you visited the website before so that messages for new visitors are not displayed to you
  • Recognising you when you sign into the Museum's online shop or recruitment portal
See the functional cookies used on the Museum's website

Cookie Name: pr-cookie-notice-status

Cookie Name: user_allowed_save_cookie

Cookie Name: guest-view

Cookie Name: login_redirect

Cookie Name: mage-messages

Cookie Name: section_data_ids

Cookie Name: store

Cookie Name: amz_auth_err

Cookie Name: amz_auth_logout

Cookie Name: mage-cache-sessid

Cookie Name: mage-cache-storage

Cookie Name: stf

Cookie Name: recently_viewed_product

Cookie Name: recently_viewed_product_previous

Cookie Name: mage-translation-storage

Cookie Name: mage-translation-file-version

Cookie Name: product_data_storage

Cookie Name: recently_compared_product

Cookie Name: recently_compared_product_previous

Cookie Name: mage-cache-storage-section-invalidation

Cookie Name: pr-cookie-consent

Cookie Name: pr-cookie-consent-id

Cookie Name: form_key

Cookie Name: X-Magento-Vary

Cookie Name: private_content_version

Cookie Name: persistent_shopping_cart

Cookie Name: add_to_cart

Cookie Name: mage-banners-cache-storage

Cookie Name: remove_from_cart

Advertising cookies

We use third party advertising cookies to track the actions of visitors to our site. That information lets us assess the effectiveness of our digital advertising and allows users to be served more relevant ads on third party platforms.

This could include showing you adverts we think may interest you based on the pages you visit on our site, limiting the number of times that a given ad is shown to you, and removing those who have already bought tickets from any future ticket sales campaigns.

Data stored in these cookies will be shared with ad platform vendors and used to inform third party marketing activities, such as building audience profiles and serving targeted advertising.

See the advertising cookies used on the Museum's website

Cookie Name: dmSessionID, recordID

Cookie Name: _fbp

Cookie Name: fr

Cookie Name: 1P_JAR, NID

Cookie Name: IDE

Cookie Name: test_cookie


Cookie Name: lang

Cookie Name: CONSENT

Cookie Name: Affc

Cookie Name: t2_f8n3t7fos

Performance cookies 

These cookies help us make sure that the website is working properly, fix any errors and let us try and assess new content and design ideas. These cookies also help us to build an understanding of your interests so we can personalise website content to be more specific and relevant to you. They do not store details like your name or email address, but can track the website pages you visit. You can refuse these cookies but the website content will be less tailored to you. If you are also subscribed to email marketing or have another relationship with the Museum such as being a Museum member, these cookies will also help us to personalise the content you receive via other channels.

See the performance cookies used on the Museum's website

Cookie Name: _ga

Cookie Name: _gid

Cookie Name: _gat

Cookie Name: _dc_gtm_*

Cookie Name: gpv_PagePath

Cookie Name: gpv_PageQueryString

Cookie Name: gpv_PageFullURL

Cookie Name: gpv_PageTitle

Setting your own cookie preferences 

To set your own cookies preferences or to accept all of the cookies the Museum uses on its site please visit our cookie preference page.

How to reset your cookie preferences

Please reset your cookie preferences on our cookie preference page.

Last updated: 18 September 2023

Legislation about cookies

The EU cookie law , introduced in 2011, requires that websites make clear how and why they use cookies.

You can find information about all the cookies that we use on the Natural History Museum ("NHM") online shop ("The Site"), and our affiliated websites on this page.

Useful links