Manchester Art Gallery


This web site is one of several sites owned and controlled by Manchester City Council.

Data Protection

Under the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any personal information we collect from you.

Manchester City Council is the data controller for this web site and does not capture and store any personal information about individuals who access this web site, except where you voluntarily choose to give us your personal details via email, or by using an electronic form, or enquiring about any of our services. In these circumstances, any personal information you supply will only be used to provide the information or service you have requested. Personal information is not disclosed to third parties unless this is indicated on the web page and / or relevant form at the point of collecting information from you, or as required by law.

Please note unless encrypted, email messages sent via the internet may not be secure and could be intercepted and read by someone else. Please bear this in mind when deciding whether to include personal or sensitive information in any email messages you intend to send.

Statistical data

Use of cookies

Like many websites, uses cookies to record data. A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent from our web server to your browser. It is stored on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other websites. It will not damage your system and cannot be used to identify you personally.

Cookies can make websites easier to use by storing information about your preferences on a particular website. The information may remain on your computer after the Internet session finishes and you leave the website but you can delete them using some browsers, manually or using system utilities. Most internet browsers are pre-set to accept cookies.

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by Manchester Art Gallery’s website, or any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The help function within your browser should tell you how.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the website.

Cookies we use

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how our visitors find, use and navigate our website. This information helps us to make sure that the website is meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could improve the experience. It collects information such as the number of visitors to the site, which pages they visited and how they came to the site. This information is anonymous and cannot be used to identify you personally.

Manchester Art Gallery’s website makes use of content embedded from third party websites such as Vimeo, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Flickr. During your visits to our website you may be delivered cookies by these third-party websites. We don’t control the dissemination of these cookies and if you are concerned, you should check these third-party websites for more information.

Links to non City Council external sites contains links to other external non city council sites.

Manchester City Council is not responsible for the accessibility or content of non City Council owned sites.

Changes to this privacy policy

If this privacy policy changes in any way, we will place an updated version on this page. Regularly reviewing this page ensures you are always aware of what information we collect.

Who to contact about the policy

The Council’s contact for Data Protection and Freedom of Information matters is:

Information Compliance Officer
Town Hall
Albert Square
M60 2LA
Tel: 0161 234 4415

Requests to access data collected by this web site may also be made to the Information Compliance Officer. If you remain dissatisfied after raising an issue about this policy and / or a request to access personal information collected from you on this site, you may also contact:

The Information Commissioner
Wycliffe House
Water Lane