This cookie policy (“Cookie Policy”) is intended to inform you how we use “cookies” and similar technologies at and (the “Site”) and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our Site. The Site is operated by Oval Venues Limited (“we”, or “us” for the purposes of this Cookie Policy).

This Cookie Policy should also be read in conjunction with the Privacy Policy.


Most websites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that website to 'remember' you.

If a website doesn't use cookies, it will think you are a new visitor every time you move to a new page on the site.

1. What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small, often encrypted text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website's server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It is used to help users navigate websites efficiently and perform certain functions.

2. What types of cookies are used on this Site?

Compliance cookies

This cookie allows us to know whether or not you have given consent to the use of cookies and therefore do not need to be presented with this consent request message again

Analytics cookies

These cookies allow us to count page visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site, using a service provided by Google Analytics.

Session cookies

These cookies store temporary information to enable site functionality. They are automatically deleted when you close your browser.

Functional cookies

These are cookies used for core site functionality.

3. What individual cookies do we use on this Site?

The table below sets out more information about the individual cookies used on our Site and the purposes for which they are used:

  • Google Analytics – These cookies enable us to store information such as the time you visit the Site, whether you have visited the Site previously and the website you visited prior to the Site. These cookies will remain on your device for different periods depending on what they are and what they are used for. Some will expire at the end of your session, whilst others can remain in place for up to two years. For more information about Google Analytics please see:
  • Doubleclick – Doubleclick (an advertising business owned by Google) uses cookies to improve advertising. The duration of Doubleclick cookies is the same as set out above for Google Analytics. You can Opt out of DoubleClick cookies here: For more information please see and
  • Facebook - Facebook uses cookies will receive information when you visit sites which incorporate Facebook into their sites, including device information and information about your activity, without any further action from you. This occurs whether or not you have a Facebook account or are logged in. For more information see
Name Domain Set By Purpose Type Expiration Time
ci_session or Oval Space Used for user login and cart functionality Persistent 2 hours
_ga or Google Analytics Used to distinguish users. Persistent 2 years
_gid or Google Analytics Used to distinguish users. Persistent 24 hours
_gat or Google Analytics Used to throttle request rate. Persistent 1 minute
DSID DoubleClick Advertising Persistent 2 weeks
IDE DoubleClick Advertising Persistent More than 1 year
NID DoubleClick Advertising Persistent ½ year
fr Facebook Advertising Persistent 89 days

You can delete all of the above cookies at any time by clearing your cache.

Other Websites

Visitors are provided with the option to navigate to a variety of external websites, plug-ins and applications operated by third parties where we, or the user, may have a presence or wish to visit. When the visitor selects the option to view the content from these websites, they are taken away from the Site and to the other site, where a variety of cookies may be used throughout the visit. We are not responsible for any cookies used once the visitor has left our Site. We encourage you to consult the terms and conditions and privacy policy of the relevant third party website to find out how that website collects and uses your information and to establish whether and for what purpose they use cookies.

4. How to configure your cookie preferences

Every browser program (such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome etc) provides the ability for the user to configure their preferences. Refer to the help section of your particular browser to find out how to configure your own preference.

5. Frequently asked questions

Do I need to accept cookies?

The current changes to our website simply explain what cookies are, how we use them and what benefits they bring. You are not currently required to do anything, other than read our Cookie Policy to understand these changes.

Do cookies mean I could get cold calls or emails?

We never use the personal information gathered through cookies to contact you via post, email or phone.

Can cookies allow others access to my computer's hard drive?

The cookies we use cannot look into your computer, smart phone or web-enabled device and obtain information about you or your family or read any material kept on your hard drive.

If I use a public computer, will someone be able to get my details from the cookies?

Our cookies cannot be used by anyone else who has access to the computer to find out anything about you, other than the fact that someone using the computer may have visited a certain website.

What happens if I refuse, block or delete cookies?

In order to use some parts of our Site you may need to accept cookies. If you choose to withhold consent to our use of cookies, or you subsequently block or delete cookies, some aspects of our Site may not work properly and you may not be able to fully use or access all or part of our Site.

More information about cookies can be found on

Contact us

If you have any comments or questions about this cookie policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, please email us at

This Cookie Policy was last updated on 24 May 2018.