Cookie Policy

Spiral Dance Studio Cookie Policy

What are Cookies?

This website uses cookies and similar technologies, which are small pieces of information (e.g. numbers & letters) that websites provide when visited by a user. These are downloaded onto a device (website or mobile) when a user accesses a website or app. Cookies are then stored on the device and send them back to the website when you visit again, they make the contact between a user and the website easier and faster due to remembering certain information.

“Essential” cookies are automatically placed on your computer or mobile device and help the basic functionality of the website.

“Non-essential” cookies are only used if you consent to us using these. They include analytical cookies (which analyse your behaviour on the website) or advertising cookies (which display advertisements to you).

“Session” cookies are active during your browsing session and expire once your session ends.

“Persistent” cookies are stored on your device between sessions for a certain length of time (unless deleted by the user)

How do we use Cookies?

Some cookies (functional and required) are necessary for our website as they allow website visitors to navigate and use the key features on our website securely. These enable Squarespace, our hosting platform, to securely serve our website to you. We will never use cookies to identify you or store personal information.

Analytic and performance cookies are used on this site, as described below, only when you acknowledge our cookie banner. We use analytics cookies to view site traffic, activity and other data.

ss_cid for 2 years and it Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site

ss_cvr for 2 years and it Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site

ss_cvisit for 30 minutes and it Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site

ss_cvt for 30 minutes and it Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site

ss_cpvisit for 2 years and it Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site

ss_cookieAllowed for 30 days and it Remembers if a visitor agreed to placing Analytics cookies on their browser if a site is restricting the placement of cookies

 First-parties:

We use other service providers which may store cookies on your device when you visit our website:

Google Analytics will collect information using cookies to inform us about website use. You can see their privacy policy here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

As mentioned previously, we use Squarespace to host our website and they also provide analytic information about our website use using cookies. Squarespace’s privacy policy can be found here: https://www.squarespace.com/cookie-policy/

Google Analytics and Squarespace Analytics are considered first party as they are linked to our hosted domain.

External Links:

We provide links to external sites including google forms, our online dancewear store (IDS) and our uniform store (Rock the Dragon). Once you leave our website, we are not responsible for the privacy policies connected to the websites or how they collect and/or use your information. This Cookie Policy, therefore, only applies to the use on our website (www.spiraldancestudio.co.uk).

How to disable Cookies?

You do not need to accept non-essential cookies on our site to do this, please do not press ‘OK’ on the banner.

There are many ways to disable cookies. You are able to disable cookies on your browser but please note doing this may impact the functionality of our website for you. On your browsers, you can modify the cookies collected or in some you can enter sites in ‘Incognito’ mode which limits the information collected about you. Here are ways to modify browser settings on popular browsers:

Google Chrome

Microsoft Edge

Apple Safari

If you have any queries about our cookie policy please contact us:

By post:

Katharine Dudley - Spiral Dance Studio (previously The Body Workshop Dance),

Sycamores, Bishops Walk

Whiteshill

Stroud

Gloucestershire

GL6 6BW

By email: hello@spiraldancestudio.co.uk               By phone: 07885800942

Updated August 2019