Cookie Policy


We may use cookies and similar technologies to collect non-personally identifiable information from you and to customise your use of the Site.

A cookie is a small data file that web sites write to your device when you visit them. Cookies allow us to recognise a specific device in order to personalise and optimise your experience.

A cookie file can contain various types of information, including a user ID that the site uses to track the pages you have visited.

The Royal Exchange Manchester’s uses of cookies generally fall into four categories:

Strictly Necessary:

These cookies are necessary for the operation of our website. They do not store any personally identifiable information. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but our website may not work properly without these cookies.

Analytical /Performance-Related:

These cookies collect information in an anonymous manner about how visitors use our website and how our website performs. These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and their journey around the site. They also help us understand which pages are the most popular and where visitors spend most of their time which enable us to create content relevant to our audience.


These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation, such as remembering choices you make or information you provide, your regional location, your login information, or the pages you have viewed. They may be set by us or by third-party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.

Advertising and Targeting:

These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. They allow The Royal Exchange Manchester and our advertisers to deliver advertisements that are relevant to you and your interests. They may be used by us and our advertisers to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant advertisements on other sites. These cookies may track whether you clicked on an advertisement in order to limit the number of times you see a particular advertisement and help us understand the efficacy of our advertising campaigns. They do not directly store personal information, but uniquely identify your browser and device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies; however, you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent or you can clear cookies from your browser from time to time. (Note: you may need to consult the help area of your browser application for instructions.) If you choose to disable cookies or refuse to accept a cookie, you may not be able to utilise all features of the Site.

At times, some of our advertisers and their ad service providers set cookies when you click their advertising banners. While we use cookies in other parts of the Site (as discussed above), cookies received with banner ads are collected by those advertisers and their ad service providers. The advertiser’s privacy policy and/or that of its service provider will govern the use of this information and The Royal Exchange Manchester is not responsible for the privacy practices of such advertiser or ad service provider.

Our website may also contain cookies that allow you to connect with social media networks such as Instagram and YouTube.

By continuing to browse our site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

You can find out more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

  1. Cookie: _ga
    Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
  2. Cookie: _gat
    Used by Google Analytics to moderate request rate.
  3. Cookie: _gid
    Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
  4. Cookie: vuid
     Collects data on the user’s visits to the website, such as which pages have been read.
  5. Cookie: collect
     Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.

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