Cookie Policy


Your privacy is of the highest importance to us. The Sussex Beacon is committed to keeping your personal data safe and being transparent about what personal data we hold and how we use it.

This policy applies to the following websites owned by The Sussex Beacon:

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer by the browser (e.g. Microsoft Internet Explorer, Apple Safari, Google Chrome or Firefox) that you use to visit a website. They are used to improve the performance of websites so they work more efficiently, for saving different options and to provide website owners with information on how their website is being used.

You can find further information about cookies at

How we use cookies

Our website uses cookies so that we can provide you with the best experience when visiting our website by enabling us to make appropriate improvements to our website.

There are four reasons cookies may be stored on your device when visiting a website owned by The Sussex Beacon:

    • To enable the website to work correctly for you so you can use the online services provided;
    • To remember your preferences and to make the website easier for you to use;
    • To collect data about your use of our website which are anonymised and used to improve our website;
    • Cookies are placed on our websites by the third parties whose services we use to enhance the information on our websites. We have no control over these third party cookies.

Our websites use cookies for the reasons stated above. Categories of the cookies our sites use are as follows:

    • Strictly necessary cookies – These cookies are essential for you to be able to use certain key functions of our websites, such as registering in an event.
    • Third party cookies – These cookies collect information if you use social media sites or share a page from our website. Some of our pages contain embedded content such as YouTube videos and Twitter & Facebook likes, so you may receive cookies from these websites.

Strictly necessary cookies

The strictly necessary cookies are detailed in the table below:


Strictly necessary cookies


Lifetime cookieDisclaimer.AllowCookies Remembers the users indication of whether or not cookies can be set 1 month __stripe_mid


Stripe uses a cookie to remember who you are and to enable vendors to process payments without storing any credit card information on its own servers. 1 year


Stripe uses a cookie to remember who you are and to enable vendors to process payments without storing any credit card information on its own servers. Per session
EVENTRAC Holds the user session information, required to facilitate the signup process when on the booking website. Per session
evt_me Optional, holds a “remember me” token to avoid users having to enter a username/password when managing their booking on the booking website Per session

 Third Party Cookies

The third party cookies are detailed in the table below:


Third party

Third party cookies


Lifetime and


Twitter personalization_id


This cookie allows users to share posts 2 years
Google Analytics _ga, _gat_gtag_UA_*, _gid


Record visitor numbers and demographics in the aggregate Per session or 2 years
Other analytics


_mixpanel Used to record how visitors use the site so that improvements can be made 1 year




Enables live customer service chat via Zendesk 1 year


Please be aware we cannot control third party cookies. You can block cookies via the settings on your browser, however this may limit your access to certain websites including our site. To understand more about these third party cookies and their privacy policies please visit the relevant websites below.



Third party

Policy location

Google Analytics


How to disable cookies on your browser

If you do not want to receive cookies from your browser, you can modify it so you receive notifications when cookies are captured or alternatively you can refuse acceptance of cookies altogether.

You can delete all cookies already captured by your browser.

You can make these modifications or delete your cookies through your browser settings. You can also visit for further instructions.

Changes to this policy

We regularly review this privacy notice and will make any changes available on this page. If we make any significant changes, we will notify you by email. By continuing to use this website you will be deemed to have accepted such changes. This cookie policy was last updated November 2018.

We recommend that you check this page regularly to keep up-to-date.


If you would like to request further information about our cookie policy you can contact us at, 01273 694222 or The Sussex Beacon, 10 Bevendean Road, Brighton, BN2 4DE.