Privacy Statement

The National Maritime Museum Cornwall (NMMC) respects the privacy of every individual who visits our Website.

We operate in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Your information

Information about you may be collected when you visit our Website either by automatic tracking devices (see ‘Tracking our visitors’ below) or, more directly, where you request a specific service, such as subscribing to the newsletter (see ‘Newsletter’ below).

You are most likely to submit personal information when you send us feedback or sign up to our monthly newsletter. We only use this information to supply the services that have been requested and to monitor and improve the quality of our Website. It is the Museum’s policy not to distribute or sell your information on to any third party.

Tracking our visitors

The Museum monitors how people use the Website and aggregates general statistics about customers, traffic patterns and related site information in an anonymous form. In order to collect this data the Museum uses software on the Website that collects statistics from IP data.

This software can determine what times of day people access our site, which country they access the Website from, how long they visit the site for, what browser they are using etc. This information is collected primarily to measure the popularity of the site as a whole and particular content, allowing us to judge visitor needs and tailor future content.


In some areas of our site, a cookie may be placed on your computer. A cookie is a small file that resides on your computer’s hard drive that allows the Museum to improve the quality of your visit to our Website. If your browser permits it you can set your computer to reject cookies, although this may affect the quality of your visit.