This is the Cookie and Privacy Policy for the Digital Culture Network, accessible from digitalculturenetwork.org.uk. Please check back here as these details will be updated from time to time.

What Are Cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier a string of letters and numbers that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies:

  • A persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date.
  • A session cookie will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.

For more general information on cookies, please read “What Are Cookies”.

Why We Use Cookies

We use cookies on our website to understand more about our users and to improve their experience across our website. The purposes for which they are used, are set out below:

  • We use cookies on our website to recognise a computer when a user visits the website
  • Track users as they navigate the website
  • Improve the website’s usability
  • Analyse the use of the website
  • Administer the website
  • Prevent fraud
  • Improve the security of the website
  • Personalise the website for our users.

Analytics Cookies

We use Google Analytics Universal to analyse the use of our website. Our analytics service provider generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies.

The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. It can also be used to help improve Google’s products and services. Our analytics service provider’s privacy policy is available at: policies.google.com/privacy.

Managing Your Cookie Settings

Most browsers allow you to changing your settings and preferences for cookies. Use the links below to take a look at individual browser settings:

If you are using a browser we have not included above please refer to their website and support services.

The Cookies We Set

  • Surveys related cookies – From time to time we offer user surveys and questionnaires to provide you with interesting insights, helpful tools, or to understand our user base more accurately. These surveys may use cookies to remember who has already taken part in a survey or to provide you with accurate results after you change pages.
  • Site preferences cookies – In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page on this site.

Third Party Cookies

This site includes links to third-party websites, plug-ins, and applications. Clicking on these links may enable third parties to collect and share data about you. We do not control the third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy policies.

In some special cases, we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third-party cookies you might encounter through this site.

  • This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
  • Third-party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site experience for you.
  • From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.
  • This site uses third-party cookies from Eventbrite and YouTube.
  • We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter may set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

Cookies that measure website use

We use Google Analytics software (Universal Analytics) to collect anonymised information about how you use digitalculturenetwork.org.uk. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements to the site and to our digital services.

We do not allow Google to use or share the data about how you use this site.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • How you got to the site
  • The pages you visit on digitalculturenetwork.co.uk and how long you spend on them
  • What you click on while you’re visiting the site

We also use cookies from Eventbrite so we can integrate the booking widget into our site to allow our visitors  to book event tickets within our website and not having to leave to go to the Eventbrite site.

We use YouTube cookies to see how many video views our site gets inside our Google Analytics account.

This site sets the following Google, Eventbrite, and YouTube cookies.

Name Purpose Expires
_ga These help us count how many people visit digitalculturenetwork.org.uk by tracking if you’ve visited before 729 days
_gid These help us count how many people visit digitalculturenetwork.org.uk by tracking if you’ve visited before 24 hours
G This domain is owned by Eventbrite a USA based organisation that provides event booking and ticketing services, both off its own site and embedded in other websites. The privacy policy of Eventbrite means that it reserves the right to use data collected for marketing and advertising purposes. 364 days
_eboga This domain is owned by Eventbrite a USA based organisation that provides event booking and ticketing services, both off its own site and embedded in other websites. The privacy policy of Eventbrite means that it reserves the right to use data collected for marketing and advertising purposes. 729 days
_GRECAPTCHA This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer’s adverts appear. 179 days
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE This cookie is used as a unique identifier to track viewing of YouTube videos 180 days
csrftoken This domain is owned by Eventbrite a USA based organisation that provides event booking and ticketing services, both off its own site and embedded in other websites. The privacy policy of Eventbrite means that it reserves the right to use data collected for marketing and advertising purposes. 363 days
test_cookie This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange 24 hours
YSC YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. 24 hours
CONSENT YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. 6111 days

What personal information do we collect and process?

We will ask for personal information when you register for an event, sign up to our mailing list, make an “Ask A Tech Champion” enquiry or fill out a form on our website. Typically this is simply your email address, name and organisation, art form and area.

How do we keep your personal information safe?

We ensure that there are appropriate technical controls in place to protect your personal information; for example, any information which we transfer is encrypted and password protected. The personal information that you provide will be held securely on our CRM or newsletter list and will not be used for any other purpose than as provided for in this policy.

More Information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you. If there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not, it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site.

However, if you’re still looking for more information then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods:

  • Email: digitalnetwork@artscouncil.org.uk

Privacy Policy

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors. The privacy and cookies policy below explains how we will treat your personal information.

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