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Cookies are a small piece of text stored on a user’s computer by their web browser. A cookie contains a small amount of information such as user preferences, shopping cart contents, or other data used by Websites.

We use “session” cookies to remember your choices whilst using and to keep track of you whilst navigating our website so that we can provide a positive experience. Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookie Name Purpose
Cookie Preference hide_cookie_bar This cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies on the site. The choice to hide the cookie warning message is held in this cookie.
Website language Website#lang
Sc_lang These cookies are used to hold your preferred site language when browsing the site.
Azure Insights ai_session
ai_user These cookies are associated with the Microsoft Application Insights software, which collects statistical usage and telemetry information for apps built on the Azure cloud platform.
Session ASP.NET_SessionId This cookie is a general purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with Miscrosoft .NET based technologies. This is used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server.
Add this social sharing __atuvs
__atssc These cookies are associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is embedded in the Shout site on certain pages to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms.
Sitecore Analytics SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL_COOKIE This cookie name is associated with the Sitecore Content Management System and is used for web analytics to identify repeat visits by unique users.
Google Universal Analytics _ga
_gid These cookies are associated with Google Universal Analytics and are used to compile statistical reports which help us to improve our website.
Cloudflare __cfduid This Cookie is associated with CloudFlare, a service which provides permitted protection and caching, used to speed up page load times. It does not contain any user identification information.

Cookies set by WooCommerce

Cookies are used by WooCommerce in a variety of ways.

Cookies depend on specific features that are enabled on a store. The cookies are active when a user interacts with one of these features or to allow admin functions to be performed from within the store’s dashboard.

Details are provided in tables below, listing various cookies that are set for users of stores with the WooCommerce plugin installed.

Store front end:

woocommerce_cart_hash session Helps WooCommerce determine when cart contents/data changes.
woocommerce_items_in_cart session Helps WooCommerce determine when cart contents/data changes.
wp_woocommerce_session_ 2 days Contains a unique code for each customer so that it knows where to find the cart data in the database for each customer.
woocommerce_recently_viewed session Powers the Recent Viewed Products widget.
store_notice[notice id] session Allows customers to dismiss the Store Notice.

No personal information is stored within these cookies.

Store dashboard (/wp-admin):

Cookie name Duration Purpose
woocommerce_snooze_suggestions__[suggestion] 2 days Allows dashboard users to dismiss Marketplace suggestions, if enabled.
woocommerce_dismissed_suggestions__[context] 1 month Count of suggestion dismissals, if enabled.
tk_ai session Stores a randomly-generated anonymous ID. This is only used within the dashboard (/wp-admin) area and is used for usage tracking, if enabled.

Most browsers allow you to change your cookie preferences, information on how to do this in most popular browsers is available here:

Marketing and Advertising Cookies

We use third party advertising cookies to track the actions of visitors to our site. That information lets us assess the effectiveness of our digital advertising and allows us to serve more relevant ads on third party websites.

This includes showing you adverts we think may interest you based on the pages you visit on our site, limiting the number of times that a given ad is shown to you, and removing those who have already bought tickets from any future ticket sales campaigns.

We may also use the information collected by these cookies to help inform how we communicate with other users with a similar web browsing profile to those who have visited the site.

Currently we use Google’s Doubleclick cookie, which are placed on our site with our permission. This collects anonymised age, gender, and interests data which is used on sites that are part of Google’s AdSense Network.

You can find more information on Google’s Privacy policy and the information they collect here. If you want to prevent your data being used by Google Analytics you can install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

We also use Facebook cookies, which are placed on our site with our permission. This collects data for targeted advertising.


Paddington Development Trust logo - A Grand Junction Partner

Approved by Trustees: june 26th 2018

Grand Junction at St Mary Magdalene’s, Paddington is a venue operated by Paddington Development Trust (PDT). PDT is a registered charity (no. 1080883) and company limited by guarantee (no. 3652559).