Cookie Policy

Macclesfield Beer Festival

Understanding Cookies

Cookies are small text files placed on your device (PC, mobile phone, or tablet) when you visit our website. They’re designed to enhance your user experience by remembering your preferences and visits, allowing for smoother navigation and personalised interactions. Our use of cookies aims to make your festival planning and exploration as seamless as possible, without intruding on your privacy.

Types of Cookies We Use

  • Session Cookies: These temporary cookies facilitate your movement across the website, remembering your inputs to streamline your experience. They vanish once you close your browser.

  • Persistent Cookies: For returning visitors, these cookies remember your preferences and settings, making subsequent visits more personalised and efficient. They remain until you delete them or they expire.

  • Analytical Cookies: With tools like Google Analytics, we gather anonymised data on website usage—popular pages, visitor numbers, and navigation paths—to enhance website functionality and content.

  • First-party and Third-party Cookies: We use our own cookies for site functionality and third-party cookies for extended services like analytics and advertising, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of user engagement.

  • Social Media Cookies: Integrated social media features on our site, like sharing or liking content, may set cookies through their respective platforms to track interactions.

Consent and Control

Upon your first visit, we’ll inform you about our use of cookies and seek your consent. While cookies don’t typically hold personal information, we respect your right to privacy and offer full control over cookie settings.

Opting Out and Managing Cookies

You have the option to accept, decline, or customise your cookie settings through your browser. Please note, adjusting settings to decline cookies may impact your website experience, limiting access to certain functionalities.

Google AdWords and Remarketing

We use Google AdWords for targeted advertising, reaching out to visitors who’ve shown interest in our festival. You can customise or opt out of interest-based advertising via the Google Ad Preferences page.

Duration of Cookies

Each cookie has a lifespan, ranging from the end of a session to several years, determined by its function and your browser settings.

Your Rights and Preferences

Your experience and privacy are paramount. You can manage or delete cookies through your browser settings at any time, though this may affect certain website functionalities.

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Changes to Our Cookie Policy

We periodically review and may update our Cookie Policy. Any changes will be communicated through our website, ensuring you’re always informed about how we use cookies to enhance your experience.

Further Questions

If you have any questions about our use of cookies or how we protect your privacy, feel free to contact us. Our team is here to ensure your Macclesfield Beer Festival experience is both enjoyable and secure.