Privacy and Cookie Policy

1. Who we are and purpose of this policy

This website is managed by Imperial War Museums (IWM). IWM is the UK’s national museum for the history of conflict involving UK and Commonwealth forces from 1914. We work to record, inform and educate on the causes, course and consequences of modern warfare.

This policy provides information on cookies and other personal information that may be collected via this website.

For more information on how IWM manages personal data in general, please see our main Privacy Policy here: and our IWM Website Cookie Policy here:

2. Who to contact with questions about how your data is used

IWM’s Data Protection Officer is Jon Card, the Executive Director of Collections and Governance, who manages IWM’s Information Governance team.

If you have any queries about the content of this policy, or how your data is managed, you can contact him and the IWM’s Information Governance team at or by post at Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ (marking the envelope for the attention of the Data Protection Officer). You can also contact him by phone by calling IWM’s main switchboard on (020) 7416 5000.

3. Personal Data collected via this site

IWM does not collect personal data via this website. However if you have any concerns or queries about the content of this site, please contact the Information Governance team using the contact details above.

4. Cookies collected via this site

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

This website collects cookies solely to help you use it.

We set the following cookies:

These enable the website to carry out certain functions, such as remember the information you have entered on an online form, or to ‘save’ things in your basket in the online shop. They expire once your leave our website. We don’t have to ask for consent for essential cookies as you won’t be able to access or use the website without them.

Cookie name: Language
Purpose: To collect language preference
Duration: Persistent

A full list of the cookies on the IWM website can be found here

For more general information on cookies see

5. How can I control my cookies?

You cannot control the use of cookies which are necessary for the functioning of the site. These cookies are strictly necessary and only last for the duration of the time you are on the IWM site.

You can also change your browser settings.

For cookies set by other sites you visit, including social media sites accessed via links on our website, you should consult their Privacy or Cookie Policies for information on the cookies they use.

6. More information

Read Imperial War Museums’ full privacy statement, with details on who to contact with any further queries.

7. Date and Version Control

This policy is effective from the 12th October 2021