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Cookie Policy


This statement was last updated on 27 October 2023

What are cookies?

"Cookies" are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website.

They allow the website to recognise your device and remember if you have been to the website before. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work more efficiently, as well as providing information to the owners of websites on site usage and performance.

There are different types of cookies. Necessary cookies enable a site's core functionality - a website cannot function properly without these cookies. You can disable necessary cookies by changing your browser preferences. Analytical cookies measure the pages a customer visits on a website - website owners collect this information to make site improvements and report on site usage. Third-party cookies can be used for advertising purposes. You can read about the different types of cookies that we use on stonehavenfolkfestival.co.uk on this page.

The Information Commissioner's Office provide guidance on how to manage and delete cookies.

How are cookies used on stonehavenfolkfestival.co.uk?

Some of the cookies we use are essential for site functionality.

Other cookies help us to improve your website experience, including the content and technical performance of stonehavenfolkfestival.co.uk, by providing insights into how the site is used. For example, they allow us to count the number of visitors to specific pages, and to analyse website usage patterns and trends.

Some cookies help us to match relevant business support with your interests - this assistance may appear in the form of advertisements via websites you visit.

The information we collect does not enable us to identify any website visitor personally. No individual data or personal information is stored in our cookies.

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use stonehavenfolkfestival.co.uk. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements, for example improving site search.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit on stonehavenfolkfestival.co.uk
  • how long you spend on stonehavenfolkfestival.co.uk
  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while you're visiting the site

We do not collect or store your personal information (eg your name or address). We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

Universal analytics

Cookie namePurpose of the cookieExpires
_ga Google Analytics sets this cookie to calculate visitor, session and campaign data and track site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognise unique visitors. 1 year 1 month 4 days
_gid Google Analytics sets this cookie to store information on how visitors use a website while also creating an analytics report of the website's performance. Some of the collected data includes the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously. 1 day
_gat Google Universal Analytics sets this cookie to restrain request rate and thus limit data collection on high-traffic sites. 1 minute

Our introductory message

You may see a pop-up welcome message when you first visit stonehavenfolkfestival.co.uk. We will store a cookie so that your computer knows you've seen it and knows not to show it again.

Cookie namePurpose of the cookieExpires
cookie-agreed Saves a message to let us know that you've seen our cookie message 4 months
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