What is a Cookie?
Cookies are small files of data stored on a device when a user accesses a website. They are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to a particular client and/or website, and can be accessed either via the web server, or the client computer.
Cookies allow our website to recognise devices and remember information regarding preferences e.g. if you have logged into a site for booking. Cookies don’t tell us who you are, and you can determine whether or not to allow cookies onto your computer – see ‘How can I see/Control Cookies’ (below).
We use two particular types of cookies on our website:
These are temporary cookies, which only exist for the period you access the Cambridge Arts Theatre website. Session cookies help the website remember what you did on the previous page, of if you have logged in, thus avoiding having to re-enter information.
Within our website, these cookies do not contain personal information, and cannot be used to identify you. Session Cookies are necessary for our website to function properly, so if you do decide to turn cookies off then you will be unable to add tickets to your basket, or log in to your account.
Our website uses Google Tag Manager (GTM) for its tracking and analytics, and to observe statistics and adapt and improve online services. In Google Analytics, the cookies used traces traffic anonymously across the website, such as which page you visit and how long you are on the site. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data and no personal information is collected or stored (i.e. your name or address).
The site then identifies that you have been there before, and in some cases tailors what features on the screen to take account of that fact. For instance, it can be helpful to vary content according to whether this is your first ever or 99th visit to a site. Generally the role of cookies is beneficial making your interaction with frequently-visited sites smoother.
The length of time a cookie will remain on your device will depend on the type of cookie. On our website, these cookies do not contain personal or account information.
How can I see/Control Cookies?
To find out more including how to: see what cookies have been set; manage Cookies generally; stop your browser downloading them; or delete them, visit allaboutcookies.org.