What are cookies?
Cookies are small files which are stored on your computer. They are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to your website
Cookies help to improve your visit to our website by helping with the following:
- Remembering settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
- Remembering information you’ve given (e.g. your postcode) so you don’t need to keep entering it
- Measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs
Please note that cookies can't harm your computer and we do not store personally identifiable information in cookies we use on this website.
We're giving you this information as part of our initiative to comply with UK legislation, and to make sure we're honest and clear about your privacy when using our website.
The cookies we use:
General website cookies
|PHPSESSID||This cookie is a reference to a unique session ID set by our website code (PHP) for a current browsing session. No personal data is stored in it. The session is ended when a user’s browser is closed.|
|CookieCheck||This cookie is a simple test to ensure that cookies are being accepted by the browser and allows for any cookie orientated functionality to be disabled in the event a browser cannot accept cookies.|
|location||This cookie stores a reference to a postcode searched for on the site when using our 'find nearest venue' function.|
|venue||This cookie stores a reference to the last venue viewed by a user. It allows for personalisation of content, and pre-population of the venue drop-down menu on our registration form.|
|is returning||This cookie indicates if a user has previously browsed the site|
|csrfToken||This cookie is a unique token generated when a web form is
Measuring website usage – Google Analytics
Once the cookies are set/updated on the web browser, the data they contain that is required for reporting purposes is sent to the Google Analytics servers.
Cookies Set By Google Analytics
|__utma||This cookie is typically written to a browser upon the first visit to our site from that web browser. If the cookie has been deleted by a user and the user subsequently visits our site, a new cookie is written with a different unique ID. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to our site and it is updated with each page view.||2 years from
|__utmb||This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with our site. When a user views a page on our site, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on our site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on our site for longer than 30 minutes.||30 minutes from
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Other 3rd party cookies we may use
When you visit our website, you may notice some cookies that are collecting information for other websites. For example, if you visit a page that has video content, cookies from YouTube may be served. We do not control the setting of these cookies and we recommend you visit those
Please find a list of some third party cookies you may find present on our website and links to their specific cookie information:
How do I Control or Delete Cookies?
If cookies are not enabled on your computer this may mean that you’re unable to experience our website in full. However, if you want to control or delete cookies you can do so.
Information on deleting cookies or controlling cookies is available at www.aboutCookies.org. To reiterate, by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site.