Cookies

Privacy matters but it can be confusing. This page explains our approach to privacy on all our websites and how it affects you.

Short version

  • We collect anonymous statistics about your visit, like which of our pages you viewed.
  • Some 3rd parties like Facebook and Twitter may know you visited this website, if you use their services. We can’t control them but we don’t believe this knowledge poses any threat to you.

These are just the key points. If you need detail, keep reading.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of data which are stored by a website through your browser, to enable an improved experience whilst using or browsing a particular website or to remember your preferences or navigation history/activity (such as pages you have visited within a particular site, language preferences or typical activity) at a particular site.

How can I prevent cookies being used on my browser?

The best way to prevent the use of cookies is to refer to your chosen browser instructions as to how to prevent cookies being used; however please note that this will typically prevent all cookies being placed on your computer for all websites you visit. This is generally referred to as 'Private browsing'.

Should I turn off cookies?

The Spin Castle website can opearate without the cookies. If you wish you can turn off cookies. This will affect only voting and polls on the website.

User Experience

By accessing, continuing to use, or navigating throughout Spin Castle website you accept that we will utilise certain browser cookies to improve the user experience which you receive with us.

Third party cookies

Whether a cookie is a first or third party cookie depends on which website the cookie comes from. First party cookies are those set by or on behalf of the website visited. All other cookies are third party cookies. The Spin Castle website uses also third party cookies related with Google Analytics and AddThis. The third party cookies can be turned off the same way as mentioned in How can I prevent cookies being used on my browser? section.

Measuring our visitors

We measure visitors to our website using Google Analytics. This records what pages you view within our site, how you arrived at our site and some basic information about your computer. All of that information is anonymous – so we don’t know who you are; just that somebody visited our site.

The information we collect from analytics helps us understand what parts of our sites are doing well, how people arrive at our site and so on. Like most websites, we use this information to make our website better.

You can learn more about Google Analytics or opt out if you wish.

Facebook, Twitter and other social networks

These services provide social buttons and similar features which we use on our website – such as the “Like” and “Tweet” buttons.

To do so we embed code that they provide and we do not control ourselves. To function their buttons generally know if you’re logged in; for example Facebook use this to say “x of your friends like this”. We do not have any access to that information, nor can we control how those networks use it.

Social networks therefore could know that you’re viewing this website, if you use their services (that isn’t to say they do, but their policies may change). As our website is remarkably inoffensive we imagine this is not a concern for most users.

Ads

We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners.

Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to your website.

Google's use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.

You can opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting Ads Settings.

Security

Updates to this policy

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time, particularly as technology changes. You can always check this page for the latest version.

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