Privacy and cookies policy

The Association of British Orchestras' website is accessible to everyone. However, certain parts or the site and certain pages are accessible only to the staff of ABO members. If you are unsure as to whether your organisation is a member or not please check our member directory pages.

Although membership of the ABO is on an organisation basis, all the staff working for that organisation are, by extension, members of the ABO and can access the members area with their own log in. Your name and email address will have been supplied to us by your organisation and we hold this data securely in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Your personal data is never passed to third parties and is only used by the ABO.

You have a right to access the personal information we hold about you at any time. If you wish to do this, please put your request in writing to the Membership and Communications Manager.


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, computer or mobile phone. These include small 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 people use the site, what pages they visit and how long they spend so that we can improve services to members

You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them by clicking Internet browser cookies - what they are and how to manage them.

First Party Cookies uses two first party cookies - these are only used for those pages which require membership log in. If you disable cookies on your browser you will not be able to view members area pages.

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Authentication of member log in

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Third Party Cookies

We use Google Analytics to track behaviour patterns on the site. This data is completely anonymised and does not store any personal data.

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Google Analytics - we use this to understand how the site is being used in order to improve the user experience. User data is all anonymous.

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