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A registered charity that promotes, supports, assists and helps improve the Willis Museum in Basingstoke.

Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another. Session cookies are deleted when you close the webpage but persistent cookies remain on your computer for the period set by your browser.

How do we use cookies?

Our website uses session cookies to remember your display preferences, such as contrast colour settings or font size and pages visited.

Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended.

The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.

If you accept cookies this information is logged on our server with a unique ID and a persistent cookie is set on your computer. This data is not used to identify you.

How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

Server logs

Our website is hosted by Krystal Hosting, an independent UK company, with all the servers within the UK. The software running the webserver maintains access and error logs for security including the IP address of all users. These server logs are used for the purposes of detecting and preventing fraud and unauthorised access, to maintain the security of the system and for traffic analysis. The logs and analysis and are not used to identify you. This data is encrypted to prevent access by third parties.