Privacy policy

Website privacy notice

The University of Manchester is committed to looking after any information that is made available to us when you visit our websites in accordance with data protection law.

This notice outlines what categories of information we retain from this website, specific to Universally Manchester Festival (“festival”) and how we use it.

Personal data

You don’t have to create an account or provide us with any personal information to access this website. However, we may ask for some personal details if you wish to access some of our services, for example:

• to tell us you are interested in attending festival;
• to book tickets for festival events;

The vast majority of the personal information we hold about you will be obtained via our websites’ forms or if you contact us by email, though follow up communications.

Some of the personal data we may store and process could include:

• biographical information consisting of your name and age
• the number of adults/children in your booking party (Note: no information is collected on the actual children in your party – just the number)
• your contact details including address and email address
• the events and event types you are interested in attending
• the days you are interested in attending
• attendance at Universally Manchester Festival events

When you provide us with your contact details you may be asked whether you wish to receive any further communications from us.

We will ensure that all personal data you supply is held in accordance with data protection law. We do not sell or otherwise transfer personal data to any third parties unless you have consented to this or, this is permitted by law.

Visiting this website

This website is built by OH Digital. In visiting this website, the following information is received and stored on OH Digital’s web servers: anonymised details of your IP address, browser type and operating system; and the web pages you visited. This data is known as web server logs. Access logs are held for up to three months and are used for traffic analysis.


Cookies are not automatically set by this website for general website visitors. Pop ups may appear for Google Tag Manager / Google Analytics cookies, which the user will be able to accept, or decline.

Cookies set:

Cookie name(s):


Type: Functional cookie – required for website functionality

Purpose: This cookie exists to store your choice to opt-in to performance-related cookies.

Cookie name(s):



Type: Performance cookie – used to measure traffic and produce usage statistics

Purpose: Set by Google Analytics to help us measure usage of the website.

Cookie name(s):




Type: Functional and Marketing cookies – stores user preferences and interests

Purpose: Set by when you interact with a YouTube video embedded on this site, in line with Google’s policies.

Email marketing

If you have supplied information to tell us you are interested in attending Festival or, to book Festival event tickets, we are keen to keep you updated on information related to the Festival and the broader University of Manchester bicentenary activities. We may do this by providing further information to you via email.

You can unsubscribe from Festival and/or University of Manchester bicentenary communications by emailing: and making your request to be removed from our mailing list.

You have a right to request copies of the personal data held about you by the University. To make a request or to exercise any of your other data protection rights, please contact the Information Governance Office – read more about your rights.


This privacy notice applies to content on this website only. Please note that some other sites related to the University may collect and use data differently. These sites will have a local privacy notice explaining these practices.

The University of Manchester’s full website privacy notice is available to read on it’s website.

If the user leaves this, or another University website and visits a website operated by a third party, The University of Manchester cannot be held responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that users provide when visiting such third-party websites. Accordingly, users should exercise caution and review the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Last updated: 9 April 2024