Privacy and cookies

Hull Dance is an initiative instigated and managed by Hull City Council. As Hull City Council, we collect, process and hold your personal information in order to provide our services effectively. We recognise that your personal information is important and we take our responsibilities for ensuring that we collect and manage it appropriately very seriously.

In order to process you personal information we are registered as a ‘Data Controller’ under the Data Protection Act 1998. You can view our Data Protection Notification, detailing the purposes we process information for on the Information Commissioner’s website. Our registration number is Z6005621.

Visit the Information Commissioner’s website (link opens in a new window)

This Privacy Notice explains how we use and share your information, relevant to this particular website.

For a complete view of Hull City Council’s privacy and cookie information, please visit the Hull City Council website (link opens in a new window).

Personal data

This website does not request or collect any personal data. Therefore we do not retain, process, or share any personal information acquired through this site.


We want to make our online services easy, useful and reliable and this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your access device; your computer, tablet or mobile phone. These small text files are known as cookies and cannot be used to identify you personally.

Our cookies help us –

  • make our website work as you’d expect (including remembering your search settings)
  • improve the speed/security of the site
  • continuously improve our website for you (using website analytics)

We do not use cookies to –

  • collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • pass data to advertising networks
  • pass personal data to third parties
  • pay sales commissions

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site may not work as you would expect.

First party cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including –

  • remembering your search settings
  • statistics

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.  Some additional (non-core) functionality may use cookies, such as social media integration – these are classed as third party cookies.

Website statistics

This website automatically logs some information about your visit, such as your browser type and the length of your visit, to enable us to understand how visitors interact with the site. This is so we can make informed decisions about site improvements. This process does not involve collecting or logging any personal data.

Third party cookies

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following which use cookies –

  • YouTube – powers the videos on our site. YouTube Privacy Policy (link opens in a new window)
  • Twitter – the Hull Dance Twitter feed is presented in a ‘widget’ on the homepage. Twitter privacy policy (link opens in a new window)

Disabling these cookies may break the functions offered by these third parties.

Cookies used on our website or by third parties

guest_idPersistent2 yearsSet by Twitter when the user interacts with the Twitter feed on the homepage, and goes on to the Twitter site itself (when they select a particular tweet, for example).
pidPersistent18 monthsUsed by the Twitter widget on the homepage.
Randomly generated IDSessionUsed by the Twitter widget, and the YouTube embedded video. An example would be - BCSI-CS-22642b19a14af668
viewed_cookie_policySession30minsA non-secure session cookie, set when the user selects 'Accept' on the cookie notice bar. The cookie expires after 30 minutes.
_gaPersistent2 yearsSet by Twitter when the user interacts with the Twitter feed on the homepage, and selects a tweet (which then takes them through to the Twitter site).
_gatPersistent1 yearSet by Twitter when the user interacts with the Twitter feed on the homepage, and selects a tweet that takes them through to the Twitter site.
_twitter_sessSessionSessionA session cookie set by Twitter.

Turning cookies off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (link  opens in a new window). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our website.