Cookie Usage Policy

By accessing and using the UK Theatre Association website ( you are agreeing to the use of “cookies” and similar technologies by UK Theatre. Please read the information below as it explains what cookies are and how we use cookies on the UK Theatre website. Please also read our Privacy Policy to see how we use your information. We may update this Cookie Usage Policy from time to time so please do revisit this page.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is downloaded on to your computer or any other device used to visit a website (eg a mobile phone). Cookies are used by many websites to enable the website to work efficiently and to distinguish you from other users in order to improve your browsing experience. For example, cookies can remember your preferences so you do not have to input the same data each time you visit a website, record what you have put in your shopping basket, and count the number of people viewing a website to analyse whether the website is being used or whether the content needs to be updated.

How do we use cookies?

We use:

  • Cookies which are strictly necessary in order to enable you to use features you have requested on the website, eg to log-in to the members’ area of the website and to enable you to pay for courses through the website.
  • Performance cookies which let us know how members and non-members use the website so that we can continue to improve the website, eg which pages are most popular and which areas of the website are less relevant to visitors. These cookies do not collect personal information so you cannot be identified by the information collected.
  • Functionality cookies allow us to remember your choices and personalise your experience on the site, e.g. by welcoming you by name when you are logged in, and by remembering your membership status as, for example, a “full member”.

There are no other third party cookies currently used on the UK Theatre website but we may allow other third parties to deploy cookies in the future in order to gather information about users so they can tailor their advertising for you, provide you with relevant information based on your interests, and provide specific services to you. For example third parties may generate banner adverts for low cost car parking in the West End pre- and post- shows, list adverts for theatre productions in London, personalise your social media profiles with tailored features, enable you to view YouTube videos, and be alerted to similar types of music videos. These third party cookies may have the capability to track your browsing across different websites. We would not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these cookies.

The lifespan of most of the cookies we set on the UK Theatre website ranges from the duration of your current session on the UK Theatre website to 2 years.

You can adjust your browser settings to block most cookies. The “help” function on your browser should explain how to do this. However, please be aware that if you block all cookies you may not be able to access all of the features on the UK Theatre website and may experience reduced functionality when using certain parts of the UK Theatre website.

You can find out more about cookies, including how to disable, enable or delete them, at the following websites: 

If you have any questions about our Cookie Usage Policy or complaints please contact us at:

By Post:
32 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9ET

By Email:

Policy last updated: 29th February 2016

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