burton art gallery and museum
gallery highlights




Kingsley Road, Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ

Telephone: 01237 471455
Email: info@theburton.org

Admission is Free
Open Daily 10am - 4pm
Sundays 11am - 4pm

Cookie Policy

What are "Cookies"?

When we provide services through the Internet, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable.  This sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device (e.g. computer, mobile phone, or tablet) in the form of small text files known as cookies.  They cannot be used to identify you personally, and we don't save any personal data in them.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • Enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task.
  • Recognising that you may already have given specific information so you don't need to do it for every web page requested.

  • Measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast.

  • Analysing anonymised data to help us understand how people interact with our services so we can make them better

Our use of cookies is discussed in detail below but if you need further information about cookies in general, please visit www.aboutcookies.org.

First Party (burtonartgallery) Cookies

Through browsing our site, the following cookies may be placed on your computer

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This is a Google Analytics cookie.

Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets cookies in order to allow us to evaluate and report on the use of our website.  It is widely used across the web and all data is anonymised meaning the cookies carry no personally identifiable information. This cookie helps us to understand our visitor's behaviour and which allows us to make improvements to better our user's experience.  It's a win-win relationship.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies visit:

Information about Google Analytics cookies 


These are Expression Engine cookies.

Expression Engine is the software that powers our Content Management System (CMS) i.e. the software that builds our site. Expression Engine is provided by EllisLab, Inc. The cookies are used to track a user’s recent activity, last visit and general site movements. Like the Google Analytics cookies, these contain no personally identifiable information.

For more information on Expression Engine visit:

Expression Engine CMS



Third Party (Other Site's) Cookies

On some pages, we feature embedded 'share' buttons or widgets that enable you to share content with friends through a number of popular social networking sites (e.g. Facebook).  These sites may set cookies which can identify you personally when you are also logged into their services.  This means they may be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on the Burton Art Gallery site.  We do not control these cookies and you should check the relevant third-party website to see how your information is used and how to opt out.

Social Networking tools

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Google

Whilst we don't yet use all of the above, these cookies will generally only be set if you are signed in to (or have been signed into) a matching account and are generally linked to the use of the Social Media 'like' buttons embedded on our site and many others throughout the web.  The use of these cookies is likely to have been detailed in each of the platform's Terms and Conditions or Privacy Policies.  For a refresher on these polices we've included links below:

Facebook Privacy Policy

Twitter Privacy Policy

LinkedIn Privacy Policy

Google+ Privacy Policy

External Web Services

Sometimes, we also embed photos and video content from websites such as Vimeo. As a result, when you visit a page which features such content, you may be presented with cookies from this website. As with the social networking tools (above), we cannot prevent these sites or domains from collecting information on your use of this content. If you are not logged in to their services then they will not know who you are but may still gather anonymous usage information (e.g. number of views, plays, loads etc). We do not control these cookies and you should check the relevant third-party website for more information about them and how you can opt out.

Your Cookie Choices

Although we believe that cookies pose little threat to your privacy, we understand that you may still want to turn them off. Whilst we would encourage you to keep our first party cookies enabled (so that we can make your on-site experience better), the following links provide guidance on how to manage cookie permissions through your browsers settings. This includes instructions on how to delete existing cookies and block them from being set in the future:

Firefox: Enable and disable cookies that websites use to track your preferences

Safari: Managing Cookies

Google Chrome: Manage cookies

Opera: Security & Privacy in Opera

Internet Explorer: How to manage cookies in Internet Explorer 9, How to delete cookie files in Internet Explorer

Declining cookies is unlikely to have any impact on the performance of our site; however if after changing your browser settings you do experience difficulties in using our web site please notify us at: webmaster@torridge.gov.uk

lottery funded