Cookies Policy

London’s Artist Quarter Cookies Policy

This policy sets out the use of cookies on our website londonsartistquarter.org.

London’s Artist Quarter is brought to you by Bow Arts. Bow Arts respects your right to privacy and we aim to be transparent at all times about when, how and why we may use data about you and your browsing behaviours in connection with our services.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are automatically placed on your computer or mobile device by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to improve the performance of websites and provide the owners of the website with information on how their website is being used. Cookies typically contain two pieces of information – a site name and a unique ID, which enables the site to recognise you when you return to a site that you have visited previously.

Cookies may either be ‘session cookies’ which are automatically removed once you close your browser, or ‘persistent cookies’ which will remain on your computer until an expiry date specified in the cookie itself is reached.

Why does London’s Artist Quarter use cookies?

We use two types of cookies:

Performance – these cookies measure how often you visit our website and how you use it. We use this information to understand how our users engage with different content on our website and make sure we are providing more of what you find interesting to improve your user experience. For example, Google Analytics cookies tell us how you move from page to page on our website and whether you have downloaded anything.

Functionality – these cookies recognise you and remember your preferences or setting when you return to our website. Our functionality cookies are both first and third party.

We use First Party cookies on our websites in order to:

  • make the website work properly for you
  • collect data about your use of the website which is then anonymised and used to help us improve our online services
  • remember your preferences and make the website easier for you to use

You have the right to choose whether to accept these cookies, and can exercise this right by amending or setting controls on your browser to reflect you cookie preference. However, if you choose to refuse our first party cookies, you may not be able to use the full functionality of our website(s).

Third Party Cookies belong to other websites. Some of our web pages feature content from third-party websites (such as embedded videos from YouTube). This means that when you use pages, you may be sent cookies from these third party websites. We do not have control over these cookies, but if you wish to block them, you can do this via your browser cookie settings. You may also wish to refer to the third party websites to understand more about their use of cookies and how you can manage them.

Cookies we use

The table below gives you information on what cookies we use on our website and why we use them:

Cookie

Function

AddThis (loc, mus, na_id, na_tc, ouid, uid, uvc,)

These cookies track which social networking options you use, allowing us to analyse data on sharing activity through our Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter share buttons and other external links. This includes anonymously tracking user behaviour on the website where users are able to share pages on social media, logging the anonymous use to generate usage trends to improve the relevance of our services and monitoring the sharing of content via social media sites. They also recognise a visitor when they return to the site.

AddThis (_atuvs, _atuvc)

These cookies are associated with the AddThis social sharing widget, which is embedded across our website to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. They share analytics with us about shares with different social media sites.

Drupal (Drupal.tableDrag.showWeight, SSESS)

Drupal content management system sets these cookies to store user interface preferences and to allow users to log in to a secure session on the website, remembering user activity linked to your unique user ID e.g. forms you have filled in or submitted.

Facebook (fr)

This is an advertising cookie which tracks opted-out Facebook users.

Google Analytics (_ga, _gid, _gat)

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come from geographically, and the pages they have visited, the devices and browsers the visitor is using.

has_js

These cookies determine whether to provide rich functionality like dropdown menus by recording whether your browser has JavaScript enabled. They expire when the browser is closed.

Twitter (ads_prefs, daa, dnt, eu_cn, guest_id, kdt, netpu, personalization_id, remember_checked_on, tfw_exp, twitter_ads_id

Twitter is a social media platform we use to communicate with our audience through unpaid posts. We use Twitter widgets to show our twitter news feed on our website and share buttons so that you can tweet content. Twitter cookies are used for authentication and security, preferences, analytics and research, personalized content and advertising.

Typekit

Enables custom fonts

 

Changing your Cookie preferences

You have the right to choose whether you wish to accept the cookies used on our website. Should you wish to exercise this right, you can do so by amending the settings or controls on your web browser to reflect your preferences.

The settings menu in the toolbar of most web browsers will tell you how to change your cookie settings, including how to disable cookies altogether. Different web browsers have different methods of editing your cookie preferences. If you have any difficulties, you should check the online user guide for your chosen browser. Or, to find out more about cookies, how they are used, and how to manage your cookie preferences, visit About Cookies where you can find information on how to control the use of cookies through your browser settings, including how to manage, remove, block and delete them.

If you do chose to disable cookies on our website, please note that you may not be able to use the full functionality of the site.

If you have any questions regarding this policy, please email us at dataprotection@bowarts.com