What are cookies?

This website uses cookies. A cookie is a small text marker stored on your computer that enables us to track the use of our website. We use cookies to help us understand what our users' interests and preferences are to ensure the website is as user friendly as possible.

Learn more about cookies on aboutcookies.org

 How do we use cookies?

This site uses cookies in order to provide a service to visitors. No personal data is stored in these cookies, which are used to:

  • allow users to purchase a ticket
  • check that cookies can be set
  • record and store form data on the web server
  • help us better understand how visitors engage with this website


Managing cookies

Cookies help us to ensure that our website is as good as it can be for our users. Cookies pose little threat to your privacy, but some people may want to turn them off anyway. Please be aware that if you disable all cookies, some elements of our website may not work properly (such as using our online shop or event registration).

You may be able to configure your browser to restrict cookies or block all cookies if you wish however, if you disable cookies you will find this affects your ability to use this site. For more information about cookies and instructions on how to adjust your browser settings to accept, delete or reject cookies, see the Internet Advertising Bureau website http://youronlinechoices.com

Cookies we use

This section lists all the cookies used by Pint of Science.

Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics to collect information about use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used before coming to this site.

Visitors can opt out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customise Google Display Network ads using Google's Ad Settings page.

Visitors can opt out of Google Analytics using this browser add-on.

Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information.

Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google's ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use (as amended for government websites) and the Google Privacy Policy

Google Analytics employs cookies to collect data about how visitors are using the websites. Google Analytics uses only first-party cookies for data analysis. This means that the cookies are linked to a specific website domain, and Google Analytics will only use that cookie data for statistical analysis related to your browsing behaviour on that specific website. According to Google, the data collected cannot be altered or retrieved by services from other domains.

Social network sharing
Pint of Science uses AddThis, a service that allow users to share content via social networking websites and email. You can find more about their privacy policy on their website. You can easily stop AddThis from collecting any information about you for online behavioural advertising by opting out. This will prevent advertisers from receiving any data that could be used to tailor advertising for you.


Facebook pixel

We use a Facebook pixel in our UK site. This Cookie is generated by Facebook and enables us to measure, optimise and build audiences for advertising campaigns served on Facebook. In particular it ensures that Pint of Science’s Facebook advertising is seen by users that are most likely to be interested in such advertising by analysing which content a user has viewed and interacted with on the our website. 

To opt-out please see https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences.

Information about this page

This page was last updated in May 2018. If our use of cookies changes, we will update this page. Regularly reviewing this page ensures you are always aware of what cookies may be set while you browse this website.