Cookies, Social Media and Affiliates

To be in compliance with the European Commission rules that require websites to inform their users about the use of cookies we have created this page to explain our privacy policies for the website.

Our site displays a Cookie Consent banner at the bottom of the page, with the statement:

This website uses cookies (computers) and device identifiers (phones) so you get the best experience possible at our website. Learn more.

Users to our site can accept the cookie use by clicking “Got it” and the banner will no longer be displayed. Visitors can read more about cookies by clicking “Learn More,” which is likely how you ended up on this page.

What is a Cookie?

Chocolate Chip Cookie with a Bite
Chocolate Chip Cookie

Cookies are used on most websites, to enhance the users experience. Sadly, they are not the typical edible cookies.

Google defines a cookie as, “A cookie is a small piece of text sent to your browser by a website you visit. It helps the website to remember information about your visit.”

Common uses of cookies are for logins, remembering website and language preferences, tracking visitors at a website and displaying relevant advertising.

Cookies are used on most websites, but websites in the United States are not yet required to disclose this information. Since we have visitors to the Costume Detective site from other countries, in order to be in compliance with the European Commission guidelines on cookies, we have added the information page and the banner.

Only a matter of time before disclosing cookie information becomes standard website practice in the United States.

For more information on Cookies see:

We have chosen to use Cookie Consent from Silktide to help us inform visitors to our website that we are using cookies.

Affiliate Disclaimer

We have affiliate links with with Amazon, Google Adsense and other third party affiliates which use cookies to help us provide services to our users. Some of these services are tracking visitors to display relevant advertising. A portion of any revenue earned from these affiliate relationships and advertisements has already been and will continue to be used to promote healthy children, tween and teen activities.

Our Affiliate Disclaimer can be seen on every page in our footer.

This website includes affiliate links and advertisements from our partners Amazon, Google and others. Our affiliate relationships allow us to contribute to projects and activity that promote healthy children, tween and teen activities.

In addition as an Amazon Associate we have the following disclosure statement:

The Costume Detective is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

Social Media

Our site also links to 3rd parties like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for visitors who may want to share blog posts and re-post images on Pinterest.

Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter may know you visited this website, if you are logged into their sites and use their services when visiting our site.

Why we use Cookies and have Affiliates

The additional income from this website allows us to give back to promote healthy activities in our community by financially contributing to our teachers, schools, coaches and community youth organizations.

Your support helps us promote healthy activities and healthy living for everyone.

Chocolate Chip Cookie from DodgertonSkillhaus. Used under MorgueFile Free Photo License.