What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that is stored in your web browser that allows us or a third party to recognize you using a unique identifier.
Who sets them?
First-party cookies are set by us. Third-party cookies are set by companies other than Rosy Thompson Academy of Dance such as analytics providers.
What they do?
Essential cookies enable services we offer. Other cookies help us understand how our websites are being used (i.e. analytics). Some cookies may track you across multiple websites you visit (including ones not operated by Rosy Thompson Academy of Dance) to help deliver advertisements that may be relevant to you.
How long do they last?
Cookies may be either “session” or “persistent.” A session cookie expires (i.e., is deleted) when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains until it expires or you delete the cookies via your browser settings. Expiration dates are set in the cookies themselves and may vary in length, depending on the purpose of the cookie.
There are four main types of cookie:
Our websites use essential cookies to:
- Remember what is in your shopping basket
- Remember where you are in the order process
- Remember that you are signed in and that your session is secure. You need to be signed in to complete an order
These cookies collect anonymous information about users for the purpose of assessing the performance of a website or how users arrive at our websites. They also allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Our websites use analytical cookies to:
- Track the pages you visit via Google Analytics
These are cookies that automatically remember choices that users have previously made in order to improve their experience next time they visit a website. For example, where users select their preferred settings and layout.
Our websites use functionality cookies to:
- Show embedded videos from YouTube and Vimeo
These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences. These cookies also record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website, the advertising displayed on it and communications sent more relevant to your interests.
Our websites use marketing cookies to:
- Give you the ability to share pages with social networks such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
By using our website, our social media pages (such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Vimeo), purchasing our goods or services or providing us with information online, you agree that, unless you disabled them within your internet browser, we can place the types of cookies set out below on your device and use that data in accordance with this Policy.
Changing your cookie preferences
You may limit the cookies set in your browser by taking the steps described below. Note that declining cookies may impact your ability to use our websites.
You may change your browser’s settings to delete cookies that have already been set and to reject new cookies. To learn more, visit the help pages of your browser:
You may also visit our sites in your browser’s “private” or “incognito” mode, in which case cookies will be set, but deleted when you close browser.
Google provides ways to manage or opt out certain cookies: