South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries

South West Fed Cookie Policy

Cookies and tracking users

The South West Fed website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. We collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

What is a cookie?

Like many other websites, we use cookies. Cookies can help a website to personalise your visit. A cookie is a small piece of text which can be stored on your computer, smartphone or other devices you use to browse the web. Cookies have many uses, but fundamentally they are used to store information about you on your computer. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the lifetime of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.

How to control and delete cookies

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

How to disable cookies

You can stop cookies being downloaded on to your computer by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this and other websites. There is more information about cookies, including how to delete them on the About Cookies website.

Implications of disabling cookies on swfed.org.uk

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact the South West Fed website from working to its full functionality. For further details view the table below for cookie descriptions and how they are used.

Cookies in use on this site

The South West Fed uses the following cookies to ensure our website provides you with the right customer experience:



Cookie and name Purpose
__utma __utmb __utmc __utmt __utmz Google Analytics Cookies to provide data on site usage.
laravel_session Stores unique session it to keep track of logged in users.
remember_* Tracks “Remember me” setting on login form so users don’t have to enter password during their next visit.


The cookie 'laravel_session' expires when the browser is closed. Other cookies will have expiration dates attached to them and some cookies will retain information between visits.