What are cookies?

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device (e.g. computer or mobile phone). These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • Enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task
  • Recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested
  • Measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast

Can I opt out of cookies?

We use cookies based on your 'implied consent', which means that if you continue to use our website, we will assume you are happy for us to set cookies. If you aren't, then yes, there are a number of things you can do.

You can set your web browser (eg Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer etc) to reject all cookies; allow only 'trusted' sites to set them; or to accept cookies from websites only for the duration of your visit. Your browser's 'help' option will tell you how. However, please be aware that if you choose to delete or restrict cookies, some features of our website may not work.

You can also visit the AboutCookies website, for more information about cookies and how to manage them.

Our cookies and what they do for you

Strictly necessary cookies

Our website won't work properly without these essential cookies,. They help you use secure areas of the website and carry out specific tasks, like filling in the rota or making a payment.

What they do:

  • Remember data you've entered into a form. Without them, this would be lost every time you moved to a new page
  • If you're signed in as an editor or administrator, they recognise that you have already signed in. Without them, you'd need to sign in each time you moved to a new page

Performance cookies

These cookies collect anonymous information about how our visitors use the website, for example, the most popular pages. We use this information to improve our website. We don't collect any information that identifies you as an individual.

What they do:

  • Give us an overall picture of how people use our website by telling us things like the number of visitors to each page and what people do on a page

Functionality cookies

Functionality cookies record information about choices you've made and allow us to tailor the website to your needs.

What they do:

  • Remember any settings you've applied, such as text size or other preferences
  • Show you when you're logged in to the website

Booking Tickets

If you book tickets online, your request is emailed to our Box Offcie Manager. No financial details are collected and no personal data is stored.