A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your computer or on any other device that you use to access our website (e.g. a mobile phone or other mobile device), if you agree to this.
Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, and to work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website (and third parties they work with) and to manage elements of their business. Without certain cookies, some areas and functionalities of a website will not work (e.g. user logins).
We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are essential and are required for the operation of our website, to enable you to move around our website and use its features. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website. Without these cookies our website does not work properly.
- Analytical/performance cookies. These cookies allow us to collect information about how visitors to our website use our website. They recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. We only use these cookies to improve how our website works.
- Functionality cookies. These cookies are used to recognise you and thus enable us to remember the choices you make. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences.
- Targeting/Advertising cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it tailored and more relevant to your interests, so that you are presented with adverts that we believe may be of interest to you. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use on our website and the purposes for which we use them in the tables below.
A. Cookies created and managed by The Stage
|Cookie name||Type of cookie||Expires||Description|
|PHPSESSID||Functionality||End of browser session||Used to remember your details and preferences as you move from page to page on our website, for example logging in to view jobs & auditions. These cookies are destroyed when you close your browser window and thus are known as “session” cookies. They are a combination of functionality and strictly necessary cookies.|
|_session_id||Functionality||End of browser session|
|_services_session||Functionality||End of browser session|
|Remember||Functionality||30 days (if you do not revisit sections of The Stage website requiring a login for 30 days)||Enables “Remember me” feature on login forms, so you don’t have to log in every time you visit our website. This is a functionality cookie and is also known as a “persistent” cookie, which means it will last longer than a session cookie and will not expire when you close your browser window. It will expire if you do not revisit sections of The Stage website requiring a login for 30 days.|
|*_popup*||Strictly necessary||Varies from campaign to campaign||A variety of short-term cookies used by us for marketing campaigns. If you select “Ask me later” or “Don’t ask me again”, your choice is saved so we can respect your decision and not display the campaign to you. These cookies are ignored once the campaign is over.|
|Phpbb3_st1_k||Functionality||30 days from the last time it is accessed||These are cookies used by the StageTalk message board system to log you in, and remember any StageTalk-specific display preferences you may have made.|
|phpbb3_st1_u||Functionality||30 days from the last time it is accessed|
|phpbb3_st1_sid||Functionality||30 days from the last time it is accessed|
|style_cookie||Functionality||1 year from the last time it is accessed|
B. Cookies created and managed by The Stage Archive (http://archive.thestage.co.uk/)
|Cookie name||Type of cookie||Expires||Description/Purpose|
|ASP.NET_SessionId||Functionality||End of browser session||Used to remember your details and preferences as you move from page to page on our website, for example logging in. This is a session cookie that is strictly necessary for the site to function.|
|ASPSESSIONID*||Functionality||End of browser session|
|OliveMyCollection||Functionality||December 2090||A functional cookie that is dropped when you add an article to your ‘My Collection’|
C. Cookies managed by third parties to help The Stage
|Cookie name||Type of cookie||Expires||Managed by||Description/Purposes|
|__utmb||Analytical/performance||1 hour from the last time it is accessed|
|__utmc||Analytical/performance||End of browser session|
|__utmz||Analytical/performance||6 months from the last time it is accessed|
|__gads||Targeting/advertising||2 years from the last time it is accessed||Google DoubleClick||The display advertising blocks on our website track how many people are viewing ads, and also help us to ensure ads are being displayed to the most relevant people. These are targeting/advertising cookies and are not designed to expire. They are persistent cookies. View more information, including how to opt out of these cookies.|
|__qca||Targeting/advertising||5 years from the last time it is accessed|
|psc||Functional||End of browser session|
|uvc||Functional||End of browser session|
|uid||Functional||End of browser session|
|ult||Functional||1 day from the last time it is accessed|
D. Other Third Party Cookies
|Cookie name||Purpose||Expires||Managed by||Description|
|RMFD||Targeting/advertising||2 years from the last time it is accessed|
|NSC_||Targeting/advertising||2 years from the last time it is accessed|
|NETID01||Targeting/advertising||5 years from the last time it is accessed|
|NETSEGS_*||Targeting/advertising||1 month from the last time it is accessed|
|pudm_AAAA||Targeting/advertising||1 year from the last time it is accessed|
|rtc_AAAA||Targeting/advertising||1 year from the last time it is accessed|
|rts_AAAA||Targeting/advertising||1 year from the last time it is accessed|
|rsi_segs||Targeting/advertising||3 months from the last time it is accessed|
|mc||Targeting/advertising||5 years from the last time it is accessed|
|quant_segs||Targeting/advertising||End of browser session|
|ASCID||Targeting/advertising||2 years from the last time it is accessed|
|F1||Targeting/advertising||2 years from the last time it is accessed|
|FC||Targeting/advertising||2 years from the last time it is accessed|
Other third party cookies
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. If you use different computers/mobile devices in different locations you will need to ensure that each browser is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site and thus your experience of our website may be affected.
If you would like to disable “third party” cookies generated by advertisers or providers of targeted advertising services, you can turn them off by going to the third party’s website and getting them to generate a one-time “no thanks” cookie that will stop any further cookies being written to your machine. Here are links to the main third party advertising platforms that we may use, each of which have instructions on how to do this:
You can also visit the trade body representing these advertising companies. Visit www.youronlinechoices.com for more information on how to opt out of third party tracking cookies.