What is a cookie?

Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. They make it possible for us to provide our contact us form and track visitor statistics, such as returning visitors.

What cookies do the National Theatre use on the Buffini Chao Deck and why?

Essential cookies

These cookies are essential in helping you to move around our website and submit enquiries to us. The cookies used for these functions are temporary cookies that are removed once the session has been completed.

Functional cookies

These cookies allow the website to identify preferences and support how the website functions. The information these cookies collect is made anonymous which means we will not be able to identify you personally.

Performance cookies

These cookies are used to collect information about the ways in which visitors use our site and how quickly our site is responding to our visitors. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, so we don't know who is using our site. We use this performance information on regarding the ways in which people use our website to compile reports, and to help us improve the site.

Third-party cookies and targeting

Third-party cookies may be placed on a user’s device which remembers that you have visited certain websites. This is in order to provide you with a targeted advert most relevant to you and your interests, and is referred to as online behavioural advertising, or OBA. These cookies can track your visits, but they don’t know who you are even if you are logged in to MyNT.

The data they collect is subject to their own privacy policies and may allow other companies to use cookies to collect information about your website usage and advertising interaction.  You can opt-out from targeted advertising – please see the ‘managing cookies’ section below for more information and links.

Without these cookies, online advertisements you see may be less relevant to you.

Managing cookies

It is easy to manage your cookies by adjusting your browser settings. For more information about cookies and how to opt-out, visit any of the following industry bodies:


All browsers are different, but by adjusting your browser settings you can prevent your browsing from being tracked. Here are links to the help pages on the major browsers, where you can manage your cookie settings:

Advertising cookies

As outlined above, you can manage third-party advertising cookies through the Interactive Advertising Bureau – https://www.iab.com/

To the best of our knowledge, below is a list of our main advertising network partners, who set cookies on our websites to provide targeted adverts relevant to you and your interests:

To opt out of their cookies follow the link provided. Please note, this does not mean you will see fewer adverts; you will still see the same number, but they will be less targeted to your interests.

If you have any further questions, you can email datarequest@nationaltheatre.org.uk