What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are automatically placed onto your device by some websites that you visit. They are widely used to allow a website to function as well to provide website operators with information on how the site is being used.
Our cookies help us:
- Make our website work as you'd expect
- Remember your settings during and between visits
- Improve the speed/security of the site
- Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest
- Continuously improve our website for you
- Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)
- Collect any sensitive information
- Pay sales commissions
First Party Cookies
Our first party cookies are set by the Young Vic's website and are required to perform basic functionality, such as retaining your selected tickets in the basket whilst you move around our website.
Some of the functionality that first party cookies on our website provide:
- Making our shopping basket and checkout work
- Determining if you are logged in or not
- Remembering your search settings
- Remembering your preferences such as colours, text size and layout
There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.
Our Cookie Banner
We have a cookie banner on our site to inform you of our privacy and cookie policies and how you can find out more about each. This banner does not prevent cookies from being dropped when you visit a page on youngvic.org.
Once you click on a link in the banner it will then disappear until you next clear their cookies or open a private browsing session. To ensure you don't see this message every time you visit our site from your device we use a cookie to ensure we remember you've seen this banner, rather than you engaging with it on every visit if possible.
Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies
You can opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Third Party Cookies
We use Google's reCAPTCHA in our ticketing pathway (tickets.youngvic.org) when a user creates a new account. This enables our website to validate you are not an automated bot and helps to protect the security of our site.
Some of the browser and user information collected as part of the reCAPTCHA software:
- All cookies placed by Google over the last 6 months,
- How many mouse clicks you’ve made on that screen (or touches if on a touch device)
- The CSS information for that page
- The date
- The language your browser is set to
- Any plug-ins you have installed on the browser
Also dropped is Google's doubleclick cookie (doubleclick.net). This enables google to improve ad performance across their network and help us improve our reporting on campaign performance, and to avoid showing you ads you may have already seen. There's more info on the doubleclick cookie on support.google.com
To opt out of Google's personalised ads head to: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated
We host the Facebook Pixel on our site. This pixel enables us to track users (anonymous to us) once they click on one of our Facebook and Instagram adverts. This helps us see how people engage with the content on our website and if they purchase a ticket as a result of clicking on one of our ads.
Whilst it is not possible for a Facebook or Instagram user to entirely opt-out of adverts on the platform itself, you can change what types of adverts you see and the information Facebook uses to target you with adverts.
You may still see adverts from us on Facebook or Instagram after you change your preferences if you sit within some of Facebook's anonymised interest based groups.
Head to your advertising settings on Facebook for more info and to change your advert preferences: https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen
Cookies are widely used in online advertising. Neither us, advertisers or our advertising partners can gain personally identifiable information from these cookies.
You can learn more about online advertising at http://www.youronlinechoices.com. You can opt-out of almost all advertising cookies at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices although we would prefer that you didn't as ultimately adverts help keep much of the internet free. It is also worth noting that opting out of advertising cookies will not mean you won't see adverts, just simply that they won't be tailored to you any longer.
Change your cookie settings in your browser
Most modern web browsers allow you to control most cookies through your browser’s settings. Use the links below to find out how to change how your browser interacts with cookies across the web and to delete any cookies it’s currently storing.
Safari (iOS): https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201265
Some of the cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing http://www.attacat.co.uk/, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool.