Cookie Policy | Free Word

How our website uses cookies

Last updated 6 September 2018



Our website,, uses cookies and other related technologies, which for convenience here are referred to as cookies. Cookies are also placed by third parties we work with. The information below tells you a little more about cookies, explains the types of cookies we use and why, and how you can choose whether or not to accept cookies.


What are cookies?

A cookie is a small simple file that is sent along with pages of this website and stored by your web browser on the hard drive of your computer or device. The information stored there may be sent back to our servers or to the servers of the relevant third parties during future visits to our website.



When you visit our website for the first time on a computer or other device, we will show you some pop-up text with a brief explanation about cookies. By continuing to browse or by clicking ‘I understand’, you consent to us using all cookies as described in the pop-up and this cookie statement.

You can disable the use of cookies but please note that our website may no longer work properly. For more information on how to do this see the How to control your cookies section below.


Types of cookies used by our website

Strictly necessary (functional) cookies: These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, including accessing secure areas of the website. We can place strictly necessary cookies without your consent.

They include:

  • Cookies that remember your website session ID while you are browsing the website. When you close your browser each time these cookies are destroyed.
  • Cookies that enable you to register for an account, log into your account, manage your account and book and pay for tickets and other purchases. When you close your browser each time these cookies are destroyed. Our user account and booking functions and the related cookies are generated by Spektrix.


Analytical cookies: These allow us to count the number of visitors to our site and to see how visitors arrive at and move around our website. They help us to improve the way the site works and to understand levels of engagement with the site’s creative content.

We use Google Analytics for this. The data available to Free Word is anonymised but Google may be recording your IP address in order to generate some of the geographical statistical information we view. These cookies have a lifetime of up to two years.

You can read Google’s Privacy Policy here.


Social media buttons: On our website we have included buttons for Facebook, Twitter, AddThis and Pinterest to enable you to promote our content via a like, a tweet, an emailed link or a pin. It is up to you whether you use these features.

These buttons work using pieces of code coming from Facebook, Twitter, AddThis and Pinterest themselves. The code places cookies. These cookies can store and process certain information so that a personalised advertisement can be shown to you.

Please read the privacy statements of each of these companies – which can change regularly – to read about what they do with your data using these cookies. The data that is retrieved by these companies is anonymised as much as possible. These cookies generally have a lifetime of up to two years.


How to control your cookies

You can use your internet browser to automatically or manually delete cookies. You can also specify that certain cookies may not be placed. Another option is to change the settings of your internet browser so that you receive a message each time a cookie is placed.

Upon navigating to our website you can choose to allow either ‘all cookies’ or ‘functional cookies’ only.

For more information about these options, please refer to the instructions in the Help section of your browser. Alternatively, you can indicate your preferences on the following page:

You can find out more information about deleting or controlling the cookies that are stored on your computer at

Please note that our website may not work properly if all cookies are disabled. If you do delete the cookies in your browser, remember that they will automatically be placed again when you next browse the relevant pages of our website.


Contact details

If you have any questions or comments about how we use cookies or this statement, please contact

Data Lead, Free Word, 60 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3GA