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Our Cookie Policy

Read this cookie policy to help you understand how we use cookies.


What is a cookie?


A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers sent to your computer when you visit a web site. It’s stored in your web browser (that’s the program you’re using to see this page). Whenever you visit the same web site again, the information stored in the cookie can be retrieved to notify the web site (and only that web site) of your previous activity. A cookie cannot give us access to your computer or to information beyond what you provide us. And they’re definitely not viruses, spyware or Trojans that damage your computer.


What’s in a cookie?


A cookie contains the name of the server it came from, the lifetime of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.


This cookie usage policy should be read in conjunction with Here an Now Privacy Policy (please add hyperlink to where privacy policy will be on website) Please read this cookie usage policy carefully to understand how Shoot Festival uses cookies.


When you visit Here and Now may store some information commonly known as a ‘cookie’ on your computer. A cookie helps you get the best out of the website and helps Shoot Festival provide you with a more customised service.


If you have any questions about this information, please contact Here and Now by emailing:


When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example – your computer or mobile phone. These include small text files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

Enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task.
Recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested.
Measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast.
Cookies do not contain any personal information about you and cannot be used to identify an individual user.

When visiting Here and Now website you will need to give explicit consent for cookies to be used. If you are not happy to do so, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete the cookies having visited the site, or you should browse the site using your browser's anonymous usage setting (called "Incognito" in Chrome, "InPrivate" for Internet Explorer, "Private Browsing" in Firefox and Safari, et cetera).

For further information visit or You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the above websites tell you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases some of our website features may not function as a result.



We use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour on our website. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. This analytics data is collected via a JavaScript tag in the pages of our site and is not tied to personally identifiable information. We therefore do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. You can find out more about Google's position on privacy with regards to its analytics service here.



We use third-party plug-ins for some of the social media functionality on our website. These third-party services may use cookies and although we have chosen to use these plug-ins on our site, we do not have control over cookies that may be set by these services. Because the details of these cookies may change we have listed links below, that you can follow to find out more about the respective third parties' positions on privacy. These cookies may also vary depending on whether or not you are logged in to any of the social media services below whilst browsing our website.

Facebook and Instagram
We use the “Like”, “Share” and “Follow” buttons, provided by Facebook and Instagram, on some of our pages. We use these to let visitors easily share these pages or articles with their friends or colleagues via Facebook and Instagram, or to let visitors follow our accounts. You can view the Facebook Privacy Policy here and the Instagram Privacy Policy here.

We use the "Tweet" button, provided by Twitter, on some of our pages. We use this to let visitors easily share these pages or articles with their friends or colleagues via Twitter. You can view the Twitter Privacy Policy here.

Some pages on our site contain embedded YouTube videos. YouTube is owned by Google, and you can view the Google Privacy Policy here.



Cookies cannot be used by themselves to identify you. You can easily control and disable cookies through your browser settings.

All browsers are different – for more information on cookies in general, visit the following external links:


Depending on the browser you are using, cookies can be managed according to steps shown in the below table.

Please be aware that by limiting or deleting cookies you may not enjoy as good an experience on our website. If you have any questions about cookies, please contact Here and Now by emailing:



How to check cookies are enabled

Google Chrome

  1. Click on the menu icon at the top-­‐right of your browser and select ‘Settings’

  2. Click the ‘Advanced’ tab, locate the ‘Privacy and Security’ section and select the ‘Content settings’ button

  3. Select ‘Cookies’ menu item and locate ‘Allow sites to save and read cookie data’

Microsoft Explorer    1. Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and 6.0, 7.0, 8.0   ‘internet options’, then click on the ‘Privacy’ tab


2. Ensure that your Privacy level is set to Medium or below, which will enable cookies in your browser. Settings above Medium will disable cookies

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