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Cookie Policy

About cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites you visit.

Cookies allow us to identify you (or, more accurately, your computer) when you visit our website. Knowing how often people are visiting each page of our website helps us work out how and where to improve our website.

By continuing to use our website, you consent to the use of cookies (including third-party cookies) as described in this policy. This cookie policy is part of our Privacy Policy.

Types of cookie


Necessary cookies help make our website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Performance cookies help us understand how visitors interact with our websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display content and ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable.

Persistent cookies and session cookies

Persistent cookies remain on a visitor’s device for a set amount of time. This means for example that we can identify when a site visitor is a repeat visitor or new to us.

Session cookies are created temporarily and last for as long as your browser window is open. They are automatically deleted after you close your browser. These allow us to link the actions of a user during a visit to the website, to provide a consistent experience.

The cookies we use

Details about the cookies we use are set out in the table below. Some of these are cookies provided by third parties – see below for more information.

_gaThis is a Google Analytics cookie. It helps us monitor the use and performance of our website.2 years
_gatThis is a Google Analytics cookie. It is used to throttle request rates.1 minute
_gat_UA-xxxxxxx-8This is a Google Analytics cookie. It helps us monitor the use and performance of our website.10 minutes
_gidThis is a Google Analytics cookie. It helps us monitor the use and performance of our website.1 day

Third party cookies

This website uses cookies provided by Google to support statistical performance analysis and optimisation. This information is aggregated and therefore anonymous.

More information

Control your cookie settings

If you want, you can block cookies by changing the settings on your browser – we have set out below links to the ‘Help’ pages of some major browsers which explain how you can do this. Blocking the cookies we use may have an adverse impact upon the presentation of some or all of our website.

General guidance on how to manage your cookies can be found here:

Specific guidance on how to manage cookie options for common website browsers can be found here:

For more information

Creative PEC is led by Newcastle University, with the RSA. We operate a north-south, twin-hub to bring benefits to the creative industries across the whole country.

Get in touch!
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For journalist enquiries, please visit our Press page.


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