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Privacy Policy & Use of Cookies

A statement regarding our use of cookies is posted at the bottom of this page.

Information Collected by

Automatic Collection of Anonymous Information

When you browse certain anonymous information about your visit is automatically logged. This may include information about the type of browser you are using, the server name and/or IP address through which you access the Internet, the date & time you accessed this website, the pages you accessed, and the internet address of the website (if any) that referred you to This information is not personally identifiable.

Specific Collection of Personally Identifiable Information

Personally Identifiable Information is information that concerns you individually and would permit someone to contact you. For example: your name, address, telephone number, email address or any other information you submit to that identifies you individually.

This type of information can only be collected if you voluntarily provide it, so if you do not wish for us to collect it - do not submit it. Any information that you do submit to us will be stored securely and will not be offered or sold to third parties.

Personally identifiable information can be submitted in the following areas on

  • Registration Form
    The registration form allows you to become a registered member of and enjoy such benefits as being able to comment on the forums and post new events. In order to complete the registration form you will be asked to choose a username and password. The username you choose may be publicly displayed on this website (alongside any future content you may post), so we advise you not to enter your email address as a username! You will also be asked to provide your name and a valid email address. There is also an option to state whether you wish to receive the email newsletters.
  • Contact Form
    The contact us form is provided as a quick and convenient method for you to contact The information that you submit in this form will be used by to answer any questions you may have asked.
  • Suggest a Venue Forms
    The suggest-a-venue forms enable you to submit the details of any new (or missing) venues that you would like to see added to We request that you submit your name and email address on these forms, so that we may contact you (if necessary) for further information about the venue.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used across the Internet in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why:

Cookie Name Purpose More Information
User Session PHPSESSID This cookie is used to identify you as a user between page loads. It is an essential part of our website's content management system. This cookie is destroyed each time you close your browser.  
Cookie Usage Notice CookieNotice This cookie is used to record if you have read and accepted the notice regarding the use of cookies on our website. If set, this cookie remains active for 100 days and prevents the notice from being displayed again.  
User Name __user_name This cookie is used to remember your user name between visits to our website. It is only set if you tick the 'Remember Me' checkbox when you login. If set, this cookie remains active for 100 days.  
Hotel Date Preference HOTEL_DATE This cookie is used to remember the date you are interested in viewing hotel rates for. This cookie is set whenever you browse to the hotels section of the website, and is destroyed each time you close your browser. In future we may store this information as part of the User Session cookie, which will make this cookie redundant.
Google Analytics _utma
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use this information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, how visitors arrived at the website and the pages that they visited. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google
Google Adsense / DoubleClick _drt_
Google uses DoubleClick cookies on AdSense websites, such as ours, to deliver ads that are relevant to your interests. These cookies also help to control the number of times that you see a given ad and measure the effectiveness of ad campaigns. Click here for an overview of advertising privacy at Google
Google Maps NID
Some pages within our website may contain interactive maps. These maps are produced using the Google Maps tool. Google may set cookies when you use this feature in order to record user preferences. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google
Some pages within our website may contain embedded YouTube videos. These videos will be embedded using YouTube's privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. Click here to learn more about the privacy-enhanced mode for embedded videos

Most web browsers allow control of cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to manage and delete them, please refer to the following guides which have been provided by

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, please visit the following website:

To opt out of receiving interest-based advertising from companies participating in the Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising, which includes Google, please visit the following website:

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