WMoF Website Cookie Policy

1. Introduction

1.1     Our website uses cookies.

1.2     We will ask you to consent to our Privacy and Cookie Policies when you first visit our website and at certain other times later.

2. About cookies

2.1     A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

2.2     Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

2.3     Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information (if any) that is stored about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

2.4     Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.

3. Our Cookies

3.1     We use both session and persistent cookies on our website.

3.2     The names of our the cookies that we use on our website, and the purposes for which they are used, are set out below:

eucookielawFirst PartyPersistantRemembers the state of visitor acceptance to the use of our Privacy and Cookie Policy.
g1_preheader_open_on_startupFirst PartySessionThis cookie is generated by the HTTP for preloader header info.
PHPSESSIDFirst PartySessionThis cookie is generated by applications based on the PHP computer programming language. It is a general purpose identifier used to maintain user session variables. It is normally a random generated number, how it is used can be specific to the site, but a good example is maintaining a logged-in status for a user between pages.

4. Analytical Cookies

4.1     We use the WordPress ‘Jetpack’ utility to analyse the use of our website and to provide additional functionality which not available within the standard WordPress Content Management System (CMS)..

4.2     Our analytics service provider generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies.

4.3     The information generated relating to our website may be used to create reports about the use of our website.

4.4     Further information about the cookies and their use with Jetpack can be found at:



5.1     Vimeo is a platform which allows short videos to be shared across the Internet. We use VIMEO technology to display any videos concerning the Museum or it’s artefacts on this website.  VIMEO does utilise cookies and further information regarding VIMO cookies can be found by accessing the following link:


6. Blocking or Deleting Cookies

6.1     All browsers allow you to block or delete cookies.  To discover how to do this click one of the links below:



(Please note that the website to which the following link points is very slow loading)

7. Our Details

7.1    This website is owned and operated by Warrington Museum of Freemasonry.

7.2    You can contact us by writing to the business address given below, by email the system provided on our contact page, or by telephone:

Warrington Museum of Freemasonry
Warrington Masonic Hall, Winmarleigh House, 15 Winmarleigh St, Warrington WA1 1NB
Tel: 01925 651468