Data Protection and Privacy Statement

Any personal data held and processed by Royal Armouries is in accordance with all current legislation relating to data protection and the database is registered under the terms of the 1998 Data Protection Act. Royal Armouries will only use personal data for the purpose for which you provide it and will not pass it to any other parties without your permission.

Any third party accessing the Royal Armouries Website must also use data taken from this source in accordance with the 1998 Data Protection Act. Data may NOT be used for commercial purposes.

Information we collect

When you use a Royal Armouries website, we may collect personal information about you when you contact us using an online form and every time you email us your details. We use this information to:

  • contact you to respond to your queries (if you email us with a question, for example)

We only collect information about you when you enter it into an enquiry form on the website or create user accounts and login to the following website services:

  • WebQuests
  • Royal Armouries Online Shop
  • E-news subscriptions

Access to information

You have the right to request a copy of the personal information Royal Armouries holds about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. Email address will need to be provided.

Users 16 and under

If you are aged 16 or under, you must get your parent/guardian's permission before you provide personal information to Royal Armouries websites. Users without this consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information.

How We Use Cookies

Like many websites we use cookies to store and then retrieve small bits of information on your computer when you visit. This information is used to make the site work as you expect it to. It is not personally identifiable to you, but it can be used to give you a more personalised web experience.

Some of the information stored is put there by other companies whose software we have added to the site, and this can also impact your experience of other websites you may visit after leaving ours.

If you continue to use this site without taking action to prevent the storage of this information, you are effectively agreeing to this use.

If you want to learn more about the general uses of cookies, including how to stop them being stored by your computer, please visit Cookiepedia - all about cookies

Below is a list of the different types of cookies used on this site, and an explanation of what they are used for. If you would like any more information, please get in touch.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as logging in or filling in forms.

You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site.

All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Functionality Cookies

These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages.

If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly

Targeting Cookies

These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites.

They do not store any personally identifiable information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

Other Cookies

The following cookies are also set by our site, however their purpose has not yet been identified. We are conducting research into these cookies and will update this page as soon as possible.

You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them through Internet browser cookies - what they are and how to manage them

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit or

Google Analytics cookies


These are anonymous cookies used to collect information on how visitors use the site. This information helps us to improve the site. It includes the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

You can read more about Google analytics cookies at Google's privacy page

AddThis cookies

We allow third-party companies to collect certain anonymous information when you visit our website. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information during your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or a third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice, you can visit the AddThis website and read their Terms of Service.


These cookies are used by the social sharing widgets on some pages. They perform a variety of functions to allow AddThis scripts to share content through social media websites and email.

You can read more about Addthis cookies at the AddThis privacy page

Removing and disabling cookies

If you do not wish to accept cookies on to your machine you can disable them by adjusting the settings on your browser. However this will affect the functionality of the websites you visit.

For more help on how to disable your cookies or delete them visit

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

Visitors can easily stop AddThis from collecting any information about them for online behavioral advertising by opting out. This will prevent advertisers from receiving any data that could be used to tailor advertising to you. This will also prevents us from learning about your interests, as well as personalizing your content or services for them.