Sherwood Forest
Website Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Sherwood Forest website ( (“Website”).

The Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre are operated by the RSPB as part of collaboration with Nottinghamshire County Council.

We don’t collect personal information about visitors to the Website. The Website does collect non-identifiable information, for example, the total number of people who visit a page or click on a link.

The Website also contains links to other sites, including the RSPB’s website ( which may collect personal information.

Information you provide on RSPB’s website will be collected by the RSPB and RSPB Shop in accordance with their privacy policy. If you follow links to a third party site (i.e. one not operated by the RSPB or Nottingham City Council), you should review that site’s privacy policy and terms before providing any personal information or using that site. Neither RSPB nor Nottinghamshire County Council accept any responsibility or liability in relation to third party sites.

We use cookies in order to make full use of our website and provide you with the best possible browsing experience.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are collected by your browser from websites you visit which are then stored on your device. Cookies are widely used in order to enable website functionality and make sites work more efficiently.

Each cookie is a unique tag which allows us to keep track of visitor numbers, see how our website is used and, in some instances, remember a user if they visit us again. Cookies also help advertisers provide you with relevant marketing materials.

Types of cookies used by the Sherwood Forest website:
The only cookies in use on our site are for Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analytics tool that helps website owners understand how visitors engage with their website. Google Analytics customers can view a variety of reports about how visitors interact with their website so that they can improve it.

Like many services, Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track visitor interactions as in our case, where they are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We then use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our site.

Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. These cookies are used to store information, such as the time that the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before and what site referred the visitor to the web page.

Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our site – for more information on opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use, visit this Google page.

How to manage Cookies:
Cookies do not contain personal information, they are just a unique string of letters and numbers. Most web browsers allow control of cookies using browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

How to contact us in case of any questions
Please address requests and questions about this to the RSPB’s Data Protection Officer at The RSPB, The Lodge, Potton Road, Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 2DL, or email

We regularly review our Cookies Policy to ensure that it is up-to-date. This Cookies Policy was last updated on October 2017.