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 Cookie Your 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

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.
  • 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

Google Analytics sets the following cookies.

Name Purpose Expires
_ga These help us count how many people visit digitalculturenetwork.org.uk by tracking if you’ve visited before 2 years
_gid These help us count how many people visit digitalculturenetwork.org.uk by tracking if you’ve visited before 24 hours

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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