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This page contains information on what 'cookies' are, how we use cookies and how to switch cookies off in your browser.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files that are temporarily stored on your computer or mobile phone. They allow websites to store such things as your preferences or remember your login details to make using the website easier.

How do we use cookies?

We only use cookies to store your user preferences, to enable you to login (for authentication) and to record anonymous website analytics.

Anonymous analytics cookies

Every time a user visits our website, web analytics software provided by a third party generates an anonymous analytics cookie.

These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before.

Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies, and if you don't, we generate new ones.

This allows us to track how many individual unique users we have, and how often they visit the site.

Authentication cookies

When you register or login to our site we need to generate a cookie to authenticate whether you are signed in or not.

Our server uses this cookie to work out which account you are signed in with, and if you are allowed access to a particular service.

How do I turn cookies off?

It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website. However, 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 modern 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.

Useful links

If you would like to find out more about cookies and their use on the Internet, you may find the following link useful: All About Cookies