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Our use of cookies

The site uses cookies for collecting non-personal user information from the site. The site does not collect any information about you except that required for system administration of the website. If you choose not to accept the cookie, this will not affect your access to the majority of facilities available on our website.
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St Albans Museums does not control how a third party uses their cookies. You should check these third party websites’ privacy policies for more information about their cookies if you are concerned about this.