What is a Cookie?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. They can also help to ensure that any adverts you see online (which we don't have on our website!) are more relevant to you and your interests.
A list of all the cookies used on this website by category is set out below. By using our website you agree to the cookies we use unless you choose to opt out of them. Please be aware, that by opting out of some cookies, our website may not work as quickly, or as well as if cookies are enabled.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. We only have one cookie in this category:
- Squarespace - Squarespace is the company that we use to host our website. Squarespace sets cookies when you log into the secure area of our website, and remembers your cookie preferences. This will only apply if you are an administrator of our site or attempt to log in as an administrator of our website.
These allow us to gather anonymous information about how you use our website, how you got here, and any problems/errors that arise while you browse. There are two types of cookie in this category:
- Squarespace – (the company that hosts our website) drops a single tracking cookie called ‘ss_lastvisit’ which helps Squarespace and Imagine Theatre determine if you have visited our website before. To opt-out of this cookie please see the below section – Opting Out of all cookies.
- Google Analytics™ - is a free service from Google that allows us to get much more detailed information about the usage of our website, such as the Country you are visiting us from, the webpage or search term you used to find our website, which pages you visited and for how long, which devise and browser you used to access our site and whether you have visited us before. We can use this information to arrange our website in a more logical way for visitors, and optimise its performance for the most commonly used devises and browsers. Users can prevent their data being collected and used by Google Analytics by downloading the add-on available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Social Media Cookies
We link to our pages on a number Social Media websites from our own website:
- You Tube
Opting out of all cookies
Some cookies on our website cannot be switched off individually. However, you can use settings on your browser to restrict and manage cookies across all websites you visit.
Visiting our Website
When visiting our website, your computer will usually provide us some general information about itself automatically that we will use to understand where people go on our site, how they found us, and the amount of time spent on the page. This information usually includes (but is not limited to):
- The IP Address of your computer on the Internet
- Operating System
- Browser type, version number and details of any components that you may have installed
- The referring web page
- The search terms you used (if any) to find our site
- Attempts (successful or not) to log-in to our website including the username you use.
We also use the Google Analytics™ web analytics service to provide more detailed information about where our visitors go and how often they visit our site. To do this, we set a cookie that stores information such as:
- What time the current visit occurred
- Whether you been to our site before
- What site referred you to our web page
- Details about your computer, browser, and components installed
- Your route through the site.
Unless you attempt to log-in to our site, or send us a Get in Touch form, the above information does not personally identify you even if you visit more than once.
Sending us a Message / Logging in to our Site
There are two situations where more personally identifiable information is captured by us:
- Sending us a Get in Touch form
- Attempting to log-in to our website - whether or not you are successful
With the Get in Touch forms, you are prompted to enter information about yourself including your name, telephone number and email address. Attempting to log-in to our website identifies you through the username you use and therefore we may be able to identify who you are.
Get in Touch Forms on our Website
Using the Get in Touch Forms on our website is similar to sending us an email. Our hosting company, Squarespace, sends an email to the appropriate Imagine Theatre department, with all of the information you have entered as well as the IP-Address of your computer. The Imagine Theatre department may forward this email to others within the company or outside of it (for example to one of our partner theatres) in order to be able to reply to your enquiry.
Social Media sites
If you like, comment or interact in any way with our pages on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, You Tube, Tumblr or Pinterest some of your personal information becomes available to us such as your name, username, handle andprofile picture. We do not store this information anywhere, though it will still be available to us on the social media website. We do not use this information unless it is to get in contact with you directly to respond to your comment or interaction.
We also receive from Facebook, an aggregated view of how people interact with our Facebook Page and information about age, location and gender of people who are following us. This functionality is managed by Facebook.
On Twitter, we are able to see any information that you make available to other Twitter users - even if you are not following us - as this is controlled by Twitter.