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A cookie is a small text file of letters and numbers that are automatically placed on your computer when you visit a website. This allows the site to tell you apart from other users.

A cookie isn’t a computer programme. It can’t read files on your computer, access your camera or microphone, carry viruses, or install malware onto your computer. They are very small so don’t take up much space.

Most web browsers allow control of some cookies in their settings. To find out more about cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

How we use cookies

We use cookies to

  • make our website work
  • make our website secure
  • remember which pop ups you’ve seen
  • measure how you use our website, such as links you click on (analytics cookies)
  • help show you relevant Scottish Ballet campaigns on social media

Essential cookies

Some of the cookies we use are essential to make our website work. These include cookies used by Tessitura – the booking platform we use to sell tickets, merchandise, and process donations.

This type of essential cookie is permitted for use outside the scope of the ICO’s Cookie Regulations.


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The content management system (Craft) used to power this site, uses cookies to help you navigate, and to remember any preferences you have and pages you've already visited.

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Cookies that remember pop-ups

These cookies remember pop ups you’ve seen so you don’t see them again. Some of these cookies expire after a specified duration, meaning you will be automatically prompted to renew your consent. We will never run ads on our website from other brands or serve pop ups unrelated to Scottish Ballet.


Cookies that measure website use

These cookies store information about how you use our website, such as the links you click on. We use them to help make our website better.

Google Analytics

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Used by Google Analytics allowing us to track pages you visit, and basic details about your web browsers. They cannot identify you personally.

Cookies that help with Scottish Ballet’s campaigns

These cookies help us ensure the ads we show you on social media are relevant to your interests in Scottish Ballet.


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