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Cookie Policy

  • What types/categories of cookies are set?
  • What categories of personal data is processed by the cookies?
  • What are the purposes of each cookie on your website?
  • How long do the cookies stay on end-user browsers?
  • Where in the world is end-user data sent to and what third parties is it shared with?
  • How can end-users choose whether to allow cookies to process their data or not, and how can they later check or change their consent state?
  1. Explain to site visitors how and why cookies are being used.
  2. Receive users’ consent before using any non-essential cookies.
  3. Document and store consent received.
  4. Allow visitors to access your content even if they don’t allow the use of certain cookies.
  5. Allow visitors to withdraw consent (switch off previously activated cookies).

Discoveries Festival is owned and operated by Westablished (“Discoveries Festival”, “we”, “us”, and “our”). This Cookie Statement explains how we use cookies and similar technologies in the course of our business, including through our websites that link to this Cookie Statement

Cookies are small text files stored by the website on the users computer through the browser. Placing cookies allows the site to recognize your device the next time the user visits it and tailors it to the users’ use.

This website uses essential cookies for the good operation of the website and non-essential to collect a few data from our visitiors.

The cookies will remain in your browser until you clean its cookies. In case you wish to disable the essential cookies, you may face some delays and some pages might not be appearing correctly.

Our non-essential are Google Analytics to track our visitors and Quantcast to understand more about the nature of our audience (demographics and psychographics, which websites tend to visit, what businesses and industries they represent and cross platform – online, mobile, and app – engagement and retention).

These cookies enable behavioral advertising and analytics by Google.
These cookies and tracking pixels enable behavioral advertising and analytics by Facebook.

If you do not want your visits to be accounted for by Google Analytics, set your options to:

From time to time we might change this Cookie Policy due to many reasons, so visit this page regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies.

The date at the top of this Cookie Policy indicates when it was last updated.

Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.