Cookies and how they benefit you
Our cookies help us:
- Make our website work as you’d expect.
- Save you having to login every time you visit the site.
- Improve the speed/security of your journey through the site.
- Continuously improve our website for you.
- Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do).
- Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission).
- Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission).
- Pass data to advertising networks.
- Pass personally identifiable data to third parties.
- Pay sales commissions.
You can learn more about all the cookies we use below.
More about our cookies
Our own cookies
- Making the shopping basket and checkout work so that you can purchase classes and membership.
- Determining if you are logged in or not.
- Allowing you to add comments to blog posts and in the members forum without having to re-enter your details each time.
- Allowing members who have completed a specific class to access password protected downloads relating to their class.
There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.
Third party functions
- Google Maps – If you visit our Contact page then Google will place a cookie when the Google map is displayed. This automatically expires after 1 day.
- PayPal – Allows you to book a class or buy membership via PayPal.
Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties.
Anonymous visitor statistics cookies
We use Google Analytics for our visitor statistics.
Turning cookies off
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites
It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.