and enhance your user experience. This policy explains how we do that.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile
device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help the website, or
another website, to recognise your device the next time you visit. Web beacons or
other similar files can also do the same thing. We use the term “cookies” in this
policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.
There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help us to remember
your username and preferences, analyse how well our website is performing, or even
allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.
Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click to “remember
me” when logging in, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies won’t collect
information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information
such as how users arrive at and use our websites, or a user’s general location.
What sort of cookies does Spandex Party use?
Generally, our cookies perform up to three different functions:
1. Essential cookies
Some cookies are essential for the operation of our website. For example, some cookies
allow us to identify members and ensure they can access the subscription only
pages. If a subscriber opts to disable these cookies, the user will not be able
to access all of the content that a subscription entitles them to.
2. Performance Cookies
We utilise other cookies to analyse how our visitors use our websites and to monitor
website performance. This allows us to provide a high quality experience by customising
our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example,
we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular,
which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some
pages are receiving error messages. We might also use these cookies to highlight
articles or site services that we think will be of interest to you based on your
usage of the website.
3. Functionality Cookies
We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences. For example,
cookies save you the trouble of typing in your username every time you access the
site, and recall your customisation preferences, such as which regional edition
of the website you want to see when you log in.
Like many companies, we use Google Analytics to help us monitor
our website traffic. We may also use third party cookies to help us with market
research, revenue tracking, improving site functionality and monitoring compliance
with our terms and conditions and copyright policy.
Can a website user block cookies?
As we’ve explained above, cookies help you to get the most out of our websites.
The first time you accessed our website after 22 May 2012, you should have seen
an overlay which explained that by continuing to access our site, you are consenting
Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain
sections of our website do not work properly