Cookies

This website uses cookies in order to improve your experience. The information these cookies store will be kept private and not sold to any third parties.

How we use cookies

When you visit our website we use cookies. Cookies store information about you using small files which are sent to us by your computer or other access device. We use cookies to facilitate authentication, e-commerce and website analytics.

Cookies make the interaction between users and web sites faster and easier. Without cookies, it would be very difficult for a web site to allow a visitor to fill up a shopping cart or to remember the user’s preferences or registration details for a future visit.

We mainly use cookies because they save time and make your browsing experience more efficient and enjoyable. We also use analytical cookies for the purposes of collecting information about how you use the website, this allows us to make the website better and makes us aware of any errors stopping you from being able to do what you want.

By using our website you’re agreeing to our privacy and cookie policies and use thereof. If you do not agree to such use please see the ‘Managing Cookies’ section below for details on how to adjust your browser settings.

Types of cookies

Session/transient cookies – these cookies only last for the duration of your browsing session and will normally be deleted by your browser when you close it.

Authentication cookies – these are cookies specific to knowing if a user is logged in or not.

Persistent/permanent cookies – these types of cookies are stored on the user’s computer and are not deleted when the browser is closed.

Flash cookies/local shared objects – Adobe Flash may store small files from websites on your computer, these files are known as local shared objects or Flash cookies and can be used for the same purposes as regular cookies. For more information visit the Adobe website.

Analytical cookies – these cookies help us understand how our customers are using the website so we can make things better. For more information visit the Google Analytics website.

Third party cookies – these are cookies set by a separate domain to the website you’re looking at. For example third party cookies can be present when embedding YouTube videos on our website or using payment gateways, like PayPal, for our online ticketing. We don’t control the setting of these and accept no liability in connection with any third party cookies.

Managing Cookies

Each browser has different options to manage cookies on your computer or device. These settings can be modified to prevent cookies from being accepted and some browsers can be configured to provide an alert when a website is attempting to place a cookie on your browser. Most browsers can also be configured to allow first party cookies but prevent third party cookies.

If you choose not to allow cookies from our website you’ll still be able to browse our website but your experience won’t be as good. Without cookies you won’t be able use certain aspects of the website such as buying tickets online.

You can find more information about cookies and how to manage them here on the BBC website.

FAQs

Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies to facilitate authentication, ecommerce and website analytics. Our website may also employ cookies by carefully selected third party partners.

Do I have to accept cookies?

No you don’t. However, if you choose not to allow cookies from our website whilst you’ll still be able to browse our website, your experience won’t be as good. Further to this, without cookies you won’t be able use certain aspects of the website, such as buying tickets online.

Do cookies retain any personal information?

No they don’t. Our cookies don’t contain personal information such as your address details or credit card details. We have no control over what information is stored and retained by third party cookies used on our website.