Privacy & cookies
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If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by NPG websites, or any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the NPG website.
For more information on cookies and their uses, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how our visitors use and navigate this website. We use this information to report to funders such as the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and to analyse usage of the website so that we can continually work to improve the website and your experience of it. The cookies collect information such as the number of visitors to the site, which pages they visited and whereabouts they came to the site from. This information is anonymous and cannot be used to identify you personally.
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The Press section of the website requires a log-in, which is handled via cookies. These cookies are set to expire when the user closes their browser (session cookies). The exception is if a user selects the ‘remember my log in’ checkbox when logging in to the Press section.
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Visit the Specific Media website for further information on this service and on how to opt out of receiving further personalised advertisements. You may also opt out of receiving further personalised advertisements in the future by clicking on the bottom right hand corner of any advertisement you receive and following the instructions.
During your visits to the National Portrait Gallery website you may be delivered cookies by third-party websites. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Flickr, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. The National Portrait Gallery does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third-party websites for more information about these.