Cookies are a helpful tool for gathering information from our users about their use our website – anonymous data gathering that preserves your privacy and at the same time allows us to continually improve your experience. Cookies also allow us to provide the full features of our website including logging in, registration and online purchases.
The information below explains what ‘cookies’ are, how they are used, and how to switch off cookies in your browser.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small files that are temporarily stored on your device. They allow websites to store such things as your preferences or remember your login details to make using the website easier. You can manage all these small files yourself and learn more about them from allaboutcookies.org
The below table shows the types of cookies which are frequently used by websites today, together with their purpose.
Most websites use essential cookies for security and transactional purposes. These cookies store info on whether you are logged in or if you’re making a purchase.
Performance cookies collect and report on aggregate non-identifiable information, which helps to report on performance of the website by providing insights into how the website is used and can be improved.
These support a websites functionality by identifying a user’s device on a unique but anonymous basis. They also help to identify the user’s language preferences.
Third Party Cookies
Third party cookies are placed on a user’s device from an alternative domain to the one the user is visiting. Third party cookies are often allowed by a web browser, however, they may be blocked, as they are widely used by advertisers to track browsing history.
1 year from date set
Applies security settings to the session. Set via our third-party provider Cloudflare. Ensures HTTPS content is served.
2 years from date set or updated
These are cookies that collect information about the visitors’ use our website. We use them to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous format, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.
4 months from date set
When browsing session ends
1 week from date set
1 year from date set
7 hours from time set
Allows session cookies to be stored for the site to function.
3 years from date set
This cookie sets the language of the session to help with translation.
Third-party cookies are set on our website by other companies with the goal of collecting date that enables them to serve up adverts on other sites that are relevant to your interests.
Google Analytics cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The information collected is anonymous and does not identify a visitor. The data includes the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come from and the pages they visited.
Click here to opt out of Google tracking across all websites
When we embed videos from our official YouTube channel, YouTube may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player. However, YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.
For more information, visit Youtube’s embedding videos information page
How do I turn cookies off?
You can stop your browser from accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website. But, please note that doing this will mean you cannot login to this site and will not be able to buy tickets from our box office.
All current browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful.
Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS.