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.
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.
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.
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.