Like most websites, we use cookies...

What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file that we put on your computer or handheld device, to help us provide you with a good online experience.  It's the standard way of distinguishing you from other users of the site, and learning how we can make improvements.

By using and browsing the Waddesdon Manor website, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with our policy.  If you do not consent, you must disable cookies or refrain from using the site.

There are two types of cookie in place on this website:

Cookies that help us understand how our site is used:

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc (Google).  Google Analytics uses cookies to help the website analyse how users use the site.  The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.  Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for the National Trust and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.  Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.  Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.  You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.  By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

We also use cookies in our email communications to personalise emails and track whether the mail has been opened or read and whether the recipient has used any website links contained in the email communication.  This allows us to monitor and improve our email communications and website.

Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default; however, it is possible to set a browser to reject cookies.  If this is done it's important not to exclude the benign and useful session cookies or first party cookies.  If you decide to do this you should choose an option that rejects all third parties.

We also use a 'session identification' cookie, which is the standard means to distinguish you from other users used by ModX  - our content management system.  For example, if we put a poll on the website and you had already completed it, we wouldn't want to invite you to complete the poll again.  The session identification cookie is what would tell us that you've already completed it.

How do I disable cookies?
If you want to disable cookies you need to change your website browser settings to reject cookies.  How to do this will depend on the browser you use and we provide further detail below on how to disable cookies for the most popular browsers:

For Microsoft Internet Explorer:
1. Choose the menu "tools" then "Internet Options"
2. Click on the "privacy tab"
3. Select the appropriate setting

For Mozilla Firefix:
1. Choose the menu "tools" then "Options"
2. Click on the icon "privacy"
3. Find the menu "cookie" and select the relevant options

For the more technically minded, you can find a list of all the cookie files we use below.  If you've got any general questions about the way we use cookies, don't hesitate to contact us at

List of Cookies
PHPSESSID - randomly generated session cookie for the user - randomly generated string of letters and numbers - expires after 1 week
_utma - identify unique visitors - number - expires after 2 years
_utmb - determine visitor session - number - expires after 1 hour
_utmc - determine visitor session - number - expires after session
_utmz - tracking traffic sources and navigation - string of letters and numbers - expires after 6 months